Factisimals are little facts that illuminate science and provide opportunities for you to get involved. They can be as obvious as “What is the fastest land animal?” or as obscure as “What is the millionth digit of pi?”
Every day, a new factisimal will be posted. Follow along and explore the universe with me!
I am a planetologist living in Oklahoma City, OK. I’ve made explosions at the Omniplex Science Museum, frozen stuff at the Miami Science Museum, explored Venus as a NASA intern, played with earthquakes as part of EarthScope, and listened to whales as a Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute intern. My work has taken me to all seven continents where I have always met the nicest people. I earned a BS in Physics and an MS in Geophysics from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from the University of New Orleans, and a PhD in Geophysics from Northwestern University.
In addition to my scientific papers, I am also the author of The Secret Science Society, a series of chapter books for middle school students that is full of simple science experiments that can be done using stuff you already have at home.