MADISON M. Mitchell Waldrop has put his Ph.D. in theoretical physics to use not in research, but as a journalist and now as a public affairs officer for the National Science Foundation
Named the University of Wisconsin-Madison science writer in residence
for the week, he pres......Full article >>>
ognitive limitations the inability to deal with the quantity of information that crosses intelligence agencies' desks daily. Perhaps better information technology could have sifted through all the available data effectively, Waldrop suggested.
In the meantime, Waldrop called for a human solution.
"As it turns out, science and journalism already have, actually, an enormously powe......Full article >>>
nalism professor Sharon Dunwoody, who teaches science writing. She, along with another science writer and representatives from University Communications, choose the writer each semester.
"With Mitch, the physicists are all-out interested," she said. "Another year, we might have a biological science person."
Terry Devitt of University Communications said, "This is a public resourc......Full article >>>
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