Exploring the relationship between science and entertainment media

Judging science in films on more than just accuracy.

A Fistful of Science!

This post originally appeared on Physics Today. I study and write about movie science for a living. As such, family, friends and colleagues constantly ask me if I hate movies with “bad” science. To which I always answer: No! I hate bad movies regardless of whether the science is “good” or not! My book Lab Coats in Hollywood explores how… Read more →


Noisy By Nature: Artifacts and Aesthetics of Celestial Objects

Information gathered with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has transformed our perception and understanding of the universe. Since its launch in 1990, astronomers and other space scientists have used an array of instruments carried on the HST to complete over a million observations and collected data reported in more than eleven thousand scientific articles. The HST mission has become synonymous… Read more →