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Sidney Perkowitz
Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus, Emory University, Atlanta

Sidney Perkowitz is Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus at Emory University in Atlanta. His latest books are Universal Foam 2.0 (2015), Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon (2018), Physics: A Very Short Introduction (forthcoming, 2019), and Real Scientists Don't Wear Ties (forthcoming, 2019). 

Written by Sidney Perkowitz

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Future of technology
Crimes of the future

Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?

Sidney Perkowitz

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Deep time
Light dawns

Light travels at around 300,000 km per second. Why not faster? Why not slower? A new theory inches us closer to an answer

Sidney Perkowitz

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Future of technology
Quantum gravity

The most exciting discovery in physics could come about thanks to telecoms satellites. Is a single theory of reality in sight?

Sidney Perkowitz

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