“You should do birthday parties!” — Year 2 at the Oregon Country Fair

Like last year, several of us from the Physics Department manned a booth at the Oregon Country Fair, the long-running hippie / arts / music / performance / counterculture festival that occurs each year outside Eugene. I worked there today, which was lots of fun. Though our booth was mostly about energy — lots of … Continue reading “You should do birthday parties!” — Year 2 at the Oregon Country Fair

Readings in Biophysics, part III (Popular Science)

I’ll belatedly conclude a three-part series of posts on useful or interesting readings in biophysics with the shortest list: popular science books. I’ve often thought it unfortunate that there aren’t more books for the general public on biophysics.  The physics underlying the squeezing of DNA into viruses,the crawling through tissues of patrolling immune cells, the … Continue reading Readings in Biophysics, part III (Popular Science)