University alumnus fuses blogging with research

Typically regarded as an exclusive group, scientists are taking their work out of the laboratory and into the blogosphere.

Aatish Bhatia, an alumnus of the Rutgers doctoral physics program, has spent the last two years explaining scientific topics on his blog, “Empirical Zeal.”

His blog focuses on discoveries and ideas that tie together biology and physics, he said. Examples from his blog include explanations on volcanic activity and the motion of sperm.

“I cover the bits that blow my mind,” he writes on the blog’s introductory page.

In 2012, Bhatia’s blog won the 3 Quarks Daily Top Quarks Prize in science. The …read more

Source: The Daily Targum

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