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Welcome to the official Website of science writer Jennifer Ouellette. Jennifer is the author of four popular science books. She specializes in physics and many related topics, with particular emphasis on how science intersects with popular culture, as well as science communication and outreach. She is also a prolific blogger, maintaining a blog at Scientific American called Cocktail Party Physics, featuring her faux-French avatar/alter ego, Jen-Luc Piquant.

Coming on January 28, 2014! Check out Jennifer's new book: Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self, in which she explores the mysteries of human identity and behavior, drawing on cutting-edge research in genetics, neuroscience and psychology.


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Pasadena, CA
January 26, 2014: Skeptic's Society, 2 PM, Caltech, Baxter Lecture Hall

Seattle, WA
February 25, 2014: Seattle Town Hall, 7:30 PM, 1119 9th Avenue.

Washington, DC
March 1, 2014: Politics & Prose Bookstore, 3:00 PM, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Click on the tabs above for links to her books, articles, and other varied activities. (PS: If you're looking for Jennifer Ouellette, the milliner to the stars -- designer of chic hats, headbands, and other fashionable accessories -- go here.)

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