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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Paulina Kuo

Paulina Kuo

Paulina Kuo is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). While organizationally at NIST she may be a little hard to find, she is part of the Stanford laser-physics family tree (Fejer-Byer-Harris-Siegman). Her current research interests are in nonlinear optics involving single photons. She joins Dr. Charles W. Clark as a select member of NIST staff whose name can be spelled out with chemical symbols: Phosphorus Gold Lithium Sodium Potassium Uranium Oxygen.

It’s All Right to Be Wrong in Science

I am a scientist. I am often wrong, and that’s okay. You may have heard about major errors in science and engineering that made the news headlines, like the