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How to Dunk a Doughnut “Book of the Week” in Ukraine

Posted on April 7, 2015

Very pleased that “How to Dunk a Doughnut” was voted Book of the Week by the American Library at the National University of Kiev’s Mohyila Acadamy. Distinguished graduates include political activist Andriy Shevchenko anf the contemporary Ukranian writer Maryna Sokolyan. So there.

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“Newton’s rainbow colours” in “Nature”

Posted on March 28, 2015

My letter on "Newton's rainbow colours" (based partly on my very first Mini Story http://lenfisherscience.com/how-did-the-rainbow-get-its-colours-its-all-down-to-newton/) has been accepted for publication in Nature. So I still have a 100% acceptance record (5/5 in past 4 years). A small achievement, admittedly, but mine own.

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Keynote talk

Posted on February 25, 2015

I have been invited to give a keynote talk at the Australian Society for Biophysics 40th Annual Meeting in Armidale, NSW, November 22-25, 2015. That brings back memories, because I was a regular speaker at the very early ones, and have some tales to tell!

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Letter in “Nature”: More than 70 ways to show resilience

Posted on February 6, 2015

My letter "[Handling crises:] More than 70 ways to show resilience" has appeared in "Nature" (Vol. 518, p.35). Here it is, followed by the original unpublished 2013 paper on which it was based: Corres Fisher revised And here is the earlier unpublished paper: We need resilience – whatever it is. Resilience is our main hope for survival – but we need two different types, argues Len Fisher. “Resilience” has become a universal ...

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Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales

Posted on December 3, 2014

Honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales – the oldest learned society in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Renaming the comet lander

Posted on November 27, 2014

My suggestion for renaming the Philae comet lander after the ancient Greek marathon runner Pheidippides (Nature 515 (2014) 492) (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7528/full/515492f.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20141127) The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae probe, which landed successfully on an orbiting comet on 12 November (see Nature http://doi.org/w8k; 2014), could be renamed Pheidippides — for its record-setting marathon run and transmiss...

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Psychology Today Blog – Untangling Life’s Complexities

Posted on October 5, 2014

Using science to help untangle life's complex problems. Previous blog topics include...

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