Jennifer Ouellette

Jennifer Ouellette is the author of Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics. A member of the National Association of Science Writers and Author's Guild, she is associate editor of APS News, the monthly membership publication of the American Physical Society. Her work has also appeared in Discover, Salon, and New Scientist, among other venues, and she maintains a blog called Cocktail Party Physics. She has covered such varied topics as the acoustics of Mayan pyramids and New York City subways; fractal patterns in the paintings of Jackson Pollock; and the precarious pitfalls of pseudoscience. Her article on concert hall acoustics for The Industrial Physicist garnered an award in science writing from the Acoustical Society of America. An avid fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer since the series premiered in 1997, she holds a black belt in ju-jitsu and lives in Washington, DC. Visit her on the Web: and

Paul Dlugokencky has created cartoons and illustrations for Viking Penguin, King Features Syndicate, Newsday, The Economic Times of Long Island, Community Newspapers of Long Island, the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Physics. He's also the founder and brewer at The Blind Bat Brewery. He lives in Centerport, New York. On the web: and

Books by Jennifer Ouellette

The Physics of the Buffyverse