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Outside the Research Lab, Volume 1

Physics in the arts, architecture and design
Sharon Ann Holgate


This book is written for students and other interested readers as a look inside the diverse range of applications for physics outside of the scientific research environment. This first volume covers several different areas of the arts and design ranging from stage lighting to sculpting. The author has interviewed experts in each area to explain how physics and technology impact their work. These are all useful examples of how physics encountered in taught courses relates to the real world.

The author is a freelance science writer and broadcaster with credits including presenting on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, presenting video podcasts for a medical research charity, and appearing on a "Boffins Special" of the Weakest Link. Her articles have appeared in Science, Science Careers, New Scientist, The Times Higher Education Supplement, E&T, Flipside, Focus, Physics World, Interactions, Materials World, Modern Astronomer, and Astronomy Now, while her first book The Way Science Works (a children's popular science book co-authored with Robin Kerrod) was shortlisted for the Royal Society Junior Books Prize.

About Editors

Sharon Ann Holgate received her doctorate in experimental physics from the University of Sussex and is a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Physicist. She has worked for 18 years as a freelance science writer and broadcaster with credits including BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4. Her articles have appeared in an extensive list of magazines and she is co-author of the children's book The Way Science Works. She was the IOP Young Professional Physicist of the Year in 2006.

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Paperback ISBN: 9780750328586

Ebook ISBN: 9781681744704

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4469-8

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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