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Stories by Francis Slakey

    Francis Slakey is an adjunct professor of physics at Georgetown University and associate director of public affairs for the American Physical Society. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1992 from the University of Illinois, where his research focused on the optical properties of high-temperature superconductors. He writes and lectures on the subject of science policy; his commentaries have appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • Features | Mind & Brain A Physicist on Everest: How Body and Mind Break Down at Elevation [Excerpt]

    A Physicist on Everest: How Body and Mind Break Down at Elevation [Excerpt]

    In his new book, physicist Francis Slakey recounts the myriad physical and mental challenges in summiting the world's highest peak

    July 20, 2012 |

  • Your Future with Robots | Space Robots vs. Humans: Who Should Explore Space?

    Robots vs. Humans: Who Should Explore Space?

    Unmanned spacecraft are exploring the solar system more cheaply and effectively than astronauts are. Astronaut explorers can perform science in space that robots cannot.

    February 1, 2008 |

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