Jeff DelViscio has big dreams for science communication. As a one-time climate researcher, now veteran science journalist and multimedia producer, he feels it is a critical time to find innovative ways to show how the world is changing — and to prepare people to adapt. That’s why he recently took leave from his role as director of multimedia at STAT to become a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT.
The Media Lab professor spoke with KSJ fellows about her efforts to build AI that can predict seizures and tell us when we’re sliding into depression.
Physicist and physics historian David Kaiser spoke to KSJ Fellows about how culture and politics altered the fate of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. When LIGO announced the detection of gravitational waves to the world in 2016, it was the discovery of a lifetime, hailed as the ultimate confirmation of a prediction made by Einstein’s […]
September 13th marked the 28th annual Ig Nobel Prizes, a ceremony that honors scientists for research into such delightfully unexpected questions as, “Can a cat be both a liquid and a solid?” and “Why do old men have big ears?” The prizes are awarded for “achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think.” […]