Jennifer Ouellette is a recovering English major who stumbled into science writing as a struggling freelance writer in New York City and found it was the perfect career for her. She has been avidly exploring her inner geek ever since.
Now based in Los Angeles, California, she is the author of three popular science books for the general public: The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, The Physics of the Buffyverse, and Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics, all published by Penguin.
Jennifer's work has appeared in the Washington Post, Discover Salon, Nature, Physics Today, Symmetry, Physics World and New Scientist, among other venues. She maintains a general science-and-culture group blog called Cocktail Party Physics, featuring her avatar altar-ego/evil twin, Jen-Luc Piquant, and also blogs about physics and space science for Discovery News.
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