Members in the Media

“No practical scenarios of an attack on the real power grid can be derived from such work.”
Reka Albert (PA-5th), Penn State, on an article in a Chinese science journal about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid, The New York Times, March 20, 2010. 

“This is the end of the beginning…The real fun now will be making the physics measurements.”
Robert Cousins (CA-30th), UCLA, on the LHC’s record setting 7 TeV collisions, The Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2010.

“I think they have an excellent convincing case for the first observation of element 117.”
Walter D. Loveland (OR-5th), Oregon State University, The New York Times, April 6, 2010.

“Science is more and more living in a glass house.”
Robbert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), University of Amsterdam, on how the Web makes scientific data easily accessible, The New York Times, June 14, 2010.

“Very high-energy gamma rays can penetrate several inches of steel.”
Steven Chu (CA-9th), Department of Energy, on using gamma rays to image the damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, The Atlantic, May 13, 2010.

“It is an unproven field…We are right at the edge now where optimism turns into realism.”
Thomas J. Weiler (TN-5th), Vanderbilt University on Ice Cube, the neutrino detector array located in Antarctica, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2010. 

“Far from being a dumb blonde, Penny has demonstrated time and again that she possesses above average intelligence and practical knowledge that often far exceeds that of the guys.”
David Saltzberg (CA-30th), University of California Los Angeles, on one of the characters in NBC’s “The Big Bang Theory,” The New York Times, April 26, 2010.

“The sensitivity of the light source can tell us so much about the chemical composition of whatever we shine it on that we’re really excited about the future of what we can do.”
Uwe Bergmann (CA-14th), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, on using high energy X-rays to image a fossilized Archaeopteryx, San Francisco Chronicle, May 11, 2010.

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