Science is made by people. But who are these people? In “Humans of Physics”, researchers get their say. Many Body Physics invites you to dive into their daily scientific and non-scientific reality. We hope to dispell some stereotypes , to reveal the diversity in physics and to show that scientific outreach can be sometimes also about the scientists. 


Humans of Physics I: Felipe Montealegre.

This is the first of many short recounts on the lives of physicists. We hope to dispell some stereotypes about physicists, and open a window so that scientific outreach can be sometimes also about the scientists, their hopes and anxieties, in the context of their science. The alarm sounds and wakes me up. I know […]

Humans of Physics II: Eleanor Crane.

Note that it might be that none of what I say is true. Don’t believe me and check for yourself – that’s the foundational rule of being a physicist. Physics seems to attract the obsessive type, the intense, on-it, keen beans. Those who are mad to learn, calculate, experiment, discover. In some of us, this […]

Humans of Physics III: Asier Piñeiro

This is the third installment of Humans of Physics, a series focusing in the researchers more than in the research, for once. “I stare at equations for a living,” used to say my Tinder profile – and it’s not too far from true. My day usually looks like a mixture of scribbling mathematical formulas, programming […]

Humans of Physics IV: Shirin Ermis

This is the fourth installment of Humans of Physics, a project which searches to show how we scientists are just like everyone. Dispelling some stereotypes is probably a good idea, from time to time.  For me, the cliché is true. Every morning I get woken up by the birds. It’s actually a chime but it […]

Humans of Physics V: Guillaume Berthet

This is the fifth installment of Humans of Physics, a series focusing in the researchers more than in the research, for once. The first time I entered in the room where the cold atom experiment was, I couldn’t express what I felt… Wires everywhere, optical fibers sending lasers all over the room, a metallic vacuum […]