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Monday, July 22, 2019

Jeremiah O'Mahony

The editor wanted an excel sheet with every Nobel Prize winner’s name, their seminal paper, and the year that paper was published. “This looks like a job for an intern,” he chuckled.

I laughed along with the editor’s joke, wondering what poor sucker would get that job. Then I noticed everyone’s eyes on me. Hey, I thought. I’m an intern. A beat, and then: I’m the sucker.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Jeremiah O'Mahony

One of those old, attributed-to-everyone adages about reporting goes: “Journalism is what somebody else doesn’t want you to print. The rest is advertising.” And then, there’s science writing.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jeremiah O'Mahony

“Now it reminds me of when my life was beginning and everything was new and full of ideas, for days when I have more memories than ideas.” Francisco Santos, the Colombian ambassador to the US, said that in an interview with Express. He was talking about Taco Bell.  

Monday, June 24, 2019

Jeremiah O'Mahony

The crossword is mankind’s greatest invention, and Will Shortz should be elected King of the World. We can even forgive his mustache. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jeremiah O'Mahony

I am interviewing a very accomplished woman tomorrow. She is the lead author on a paper which has good odds to solve a problem plaguing the energy industry for decades.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Jeremiah O'Mahony

My first attempts at science writing weren’t Pulitzer stuff. My second grade teacher tasked me with explaining how robots work in an essay. I thought I got pretty close, but Mrs. Long wasn’t buying that they ran on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It was a decent kind of start.

 

My school will establish its SPS chapter next year, just as I'm leaving. It's bittersweet, but I'm excited to
think that future physics students will have a haven in a mostly art-dominated school.

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Jeremiah O'Mahony

Sarah Lawrence College

Physics Today Science Writing Intern

 Jeremiah O'Mahony

Physics Today Science Writing Intern

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