Sidney Perkowitz

Sidney Perkowitz is a scientist and science writer. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Physics at Emory University, where he has pursued research on the properties of matter and has produced more than 100 scientific papers and books. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In 1990, Perkowitz's interests turned to presenting science to non-scientists via books and articles, the media, lectures, museum exhibits, and stage works. His popular science books ''Empire of Light'', ''Universal Foam'' and ''Digital People'' have been translated into six languages and Braille. His book ''Hollywood Science'' was published in Fall 2007, and his latest volume, ''Slow Light: Invisibility, Teleportation, and Other Mysteries of Light'', was published in 2011.

Perkowitz has also written for ''The Sciences'', ''Technology Review'', the ''Los Angeles Times'', the ''Washington Post'', ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' and others. Media appearances and lectures include CNN, NPR, the BBC, among others. He is the author of the performance-dance piece ''Albert and Isadora'', and the plays ''Friedmann’s Balloon'' and ''Glory Enough'', all produced on stage. He recently completed his first screenplay. He blogs about science for the National Academy of Sciences.

Sidney Perkowitz was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was educated at Polytechnic University, New York, and the University of Pennsylvania. Provided by Wikipedia
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