The conversation goes something like this:
"What do you do?"
"I'm in physics."
"What is that, like P.E.?"
So let me state now for the record...
Physics is way more fun than P.E.!
In physics, we answer the burning question of every toddler: "Why?" Why can a high–pitched noise break glass? Why is a longer wrench easier to use than a shorter one? Why does one battery work better than another?
I use electron microscopes to study materials. I see what will one day make up the battery in your remote control or the chip in your laptop, only I see it magnified hundreds, thousands, and hundreds of thousands of times.
I think everyone can have fun with physics at some level! Please check out the public outreach page to see all the fun ways you can join me in discovery.

© 2017 Allison Boley