Joshua Roebke is an author and historian of science with a background in Spanish literature and theoretical physics. He is finishing his first book, a social and cultural history of particle physics titled The Invisible World, which won a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant. He was an editor at an award-winning science and culture magazine, and his writing has appeared in Joyland, Scientific American, Wired, Quanta, Salon, Kenyon Review, Undark, and elsewhere. One of his articles appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and another was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches literature and writing in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Life Ironic: The Pricks of Science and Art
A Wes Anderson devotee reminds the author of his young self and the sorts of sensibilities (science- and art-related) for which others have to pay....