When it’s not too busy being utterly pointless and depressing, The Universe can be funny; really, really, really funny. Just when everything makes sense, nature throws pi in your face, and it turns out we’ve got it all backwards, inside-out, and need to start over from scratch. Sometimes the best solution is to just sit back and enjoy the joke we call “reality.” In this talk, I’ll share my experience with both real discovery, and the much harder work of explaining those discoveries to as many people as possible, using entertainment and humor.
Kevin will talk about his work on movies, (like trying to make a Norse god’s hammer “scientifically accurate”), his “real” work with ultracold neutrons and ambidextrous neutrinos, and his flirtation with standup comedy and podcasting. He’ll share his adventures with actors, comedians, Nobel Prize winning scientists, and applying the scientific method to joke writing.