The Exploratorium, a beloved science and art museum in San Francisco, was the brainchild of a physicist named Frank Oppenheimer (you may have heard of his brother Robert, best known as the father of the atomic bomb). In 1949, near the peak of McCarthy-era paranoia, the House Un-American Activities Committee blackballed Oppenheimer from scientific research. […]
About Sarah Hillenbrand
Sarah Hillenbrand is a PhD candidate in neuroscience at UC Berkeley. She works to make science accessible to the curious everywhere through writing, teaching, and outreach. Her work has appeared on The Verge, The Toast, Greenfriar, The Berkeley Science Review, and on her blog, Unsolicited Honesty.