My name is Jamie Bougher. In the fall of 2009 I began my first year as a physics graduate student at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.

I created this blog after attending a conference at Michigan State University. The conference was a tribute to C.P. Snow in the year of the 50th anniversary of his paper, “The Two Cultures.” I realized I wanted to invest more of my time specifically into blogging about the intersection of science and policy, about my experiences as a student of physics, and about conferences I attend. I also hope to be able to begin making forays into improving the accessibility of science by featuring layperson-level explanations of basic science concepts – I hope by responding to questions from readers or in-person encounters.

I am always open to suggestions for new ways in which I can achieve my goal of being a citizen scientist, though I can’t promise to implement them all, of course. I can be reached at llencelynn (at) gmail (dot) com.