David Roberts

Einstein’s Magnum Opus

By David Roberts and Yves Pomeau One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein unveiled one of mankind’s greatest intellectual accomplishments – his General Theory of Relativity, our current understanding of gravity.  Not only did it transform the way we ...

Clarity in Crisis: Avoiding Another Fukushima

How science can quell media hype—By David Roberts On March 11, 2011, one of history’s most catastrophic tsunamis leveled dozens of Japanese towns and crippled Fukushima’s nuclear reactors. Few will forget watching the water rushing inland and the reactor ...