The Science Behind the “Big Bang Theory”

Fans say that the TV comedy The Big Bang Theory has had a positive impact on the study of science and on the public’s perception of scientists. In a Newsday article, Hofstra Physics Professor Brett Bochner was interviewed about the real science behind the laughs. Physics student Ameera Iftekhar was also interviewed for the story. The last episode of The Big Bang Theory airs May 16 after 12 seasons.

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