Author Archives: Lucianne Walkowicz

Career Palanca

Yesterday, I asked my academic friends on Facebook what they thought of giving a copies of letters of recommendation to the students they’d written them for, as a way of giving those students encouragement they could reread when the going … Continue reading

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That Time We All Talked About Peer Review Together

Yesterday morning, I was pretty sure my greatest accomplishment for the day was going to be braving the blizzard (or PolarBearSharkNadoVortex or whatever we’re calling it now) to see the Pixies in Newark with some friends. I went to work, … Continue reading

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Second Ride of the #ScienceTrain

Two Saturdays ago, ScienceTrain took its second ride on the NYC subway! Our numbers expanded a bit this time, with Renee Hlozek (Princeton) and David “Doddy” Marsh (Perimeter Institute) joining Jeff Oishi (AMNH) and myself aboard the C train. We … Continue reading

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Open Call: Next #ScienceTrain, Oct 27

Are you a scientist who’s excited about your work, and interested in sharing that excitement with others? Do you want to help people have a serendipitous encounter with how cool the natural world is? Is there a public transportation system … Continue reading

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End note: the show (er, conference) goes on!

Previously, I’d written about the political barriers facing the Kepler Science Conference, with an update last week that only (only!) the government shutdown stood to derail the meeting. I’m happy to report that the end to the shutdown means that … Continue reading

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Circling the airport (or possibly, the drain)…

It’s been just over a week since I originally posted about the Kepler Science Conference, so I thought I’d post a quick update. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has been in contact about alternate venue options … Continue reading

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Seeking Alternate Venue for the Kepler Science Conference

In the following open letter, I am representing myself, not NASA or any other institution (although I did confer with non-NASA-employed members of the KepSciCon organizing committee before taking this action, and have their support).  I am writing with a … Continue reading

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Of Paintings and Planets

Next Wednesday, artist Matt Jones and I will be holding a discussion at the Bleecker Street Arts Club on art, astrophysics, and everything in between. Matt’s gorgeous, other-worldly paintings are currently on exhibit, I’ll be playing some of my sound … Continue reading

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Upcoming Exhibition: The Cosmos

Hey everyone, good news: three pieces from my Fluid/Dynamic series have been selected for exhibition in “The Cosmos”, the 15th International Art-Sci Juried Exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations. They will be on show in the New York Hall of … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Science Train!

There are so many incredible science outreach efforts out there, but sometimes I wonder if we’re preaching to the choir– the people who go to science museums, read the popular science press, and watch science-related TV shows already think science … Continue reading

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