04/17/2015

Geek Physics With Rhett Allain

17:34 minutes

For a certain type of physics geek, questions that keep them up at night might be: How much bubble wrap would you need to break a 60-foot fall? Or how cold would ice cream need to get to be zero calories? Rhett Allain, blogger for WIRED.com’s Dot Physics blog and author of Geek Physics, asks—and answers—these bemusing questions, with the help of physics. Read an excerpt from his book here. Plus, Allain answers a few of your questions.

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Rhett Allain

Rhett Allain is the author of Geek Physics and an associate physics professor at Southeastern Louisiana University. He also writes WIRED’s Dot Physics blog.

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