Dear Alan Friedman, Science Outreach Consultant,
I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like science is actually cool again. Chris Hadfield helped the world fall back in love with outer space. Neil deGrasse Tyson amassed an army of followers by popularizing astrophysics. Even Bill Nye is enjoying a late-career resurgence as an outspoken activist (maybe Dancing with the Stars actually can be a force for good in the universe). What all these bright minds have in common is that, like you, they’ve found ways of making abstract theories and mind-numbing realities exciting to the general public. Particle Fever banks on that premise. And it works. The actual physics went way over my head, but the storytelling hit me right in the heart.