Q & A with Physicist Clifford V. Johnson, About the Creation of Genius, and Albert Einstein
Our guest today, Dr. Clifford V. Johnson is a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Southern California. Hearing the word ‘physics,’ should definitely not scare you away. Actually, quite the contrary. You’ll want to hear this because Dr. Johnson is well known for explaining physics to the general public, through public lectures, writing, drawing, blogging, filmmaking, appearances at museums, bookstores, festivals, and especially through television and online. He works with artists, writers, filmmakers, and others to help improve science content and the perception and understanding of science in the arts, media, and the broader culture.
Dr Johnson was the science script adviser for the National Geographic anthology series GENIUS. Genius is currently airing episodes on the National Geographic Channel, as well as trusted online sites. GENIUS, from Executive Producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard is the story of Albert Einstein. GENIUS follows the brilliant scientist through the ups and downs of his life, from failing to get his doctorate to developing the general theory of relativity. Dr. Clifford Johnson guided, advised and even cajoled a bit to “get the science right” on the program. As all Not Old Better audience love our science programs, you’ll love this interview. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via Skype, Dr Clifford Johnson.