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Teaching biological physics to undergraduates

On May 6, 2014

Back in 2005 the EPSRC International Review of Physics  said: “The Panel observed that the majority of the internationally visible biophysics research is not conducted in physics departments”. This was a sentiment that resonated with the 2008 Wakeham Review, which remarked “physics students in many departments get regrettably little exposure, if any, to modern soft […]

What can you do with a soapbox?

On May 17, 2013

There is no doubt that outreach is important, including getting into schools, science festivals, print, or whatever form you feel best qualified to offer.  But one variant of outreach I’ve experienced consists, literally, of getting on a soapbox, and a pretty unnerving experience it is too. It comes with some interesting possibilities — as well as a […]