Clever Apes #5: Decoding science
Gordon's pez: Tensor glyphs baffle a spouse, who calls Clever Apes for help. (Image courtesy of Gordon Kindlmann)
"I heard about your show and thought immediately of my husband, Gordon Kindlmann, who is a professor at
This email is how the latest installment of Clever Apes came about. I took up Anne Dodge’s challenge, and attempted to understand and get across Gordon’s esoteric research — which turns out to be both practical, and, I would argue, even inspiring.
Anne Dodge and Gordon Kindlmann look to bridge the communication gap. (Gabriel Spitzer / WBEZ)
If you’ve ever felt like scientists speak a different language from the rest of us, this one is for you.