Stories by Francis Slakey
Mind & Brain
In his new book, physicist Francis Slakey recounts the myriad physical and mental challenges in summiting the world's highest peak
Your Future with Robots
Unmanned spacecraft are exploring the solar system more cheaply and effectively than astronauts are. Astronaut explorers can perform science in space that robots cannot.
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.