Betsy Devine

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Betsy Devine
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Betsy Devine at BlogHer 2006 in San Jose, California.
Born Elizabeth Devine
Occupation author, blogger
Notable credit(s) Longing for the Harmonies, Fantastic Realities, Absolute Zero Gravity
Spouse(s) Frank Wilczek
Children Amity and Mira[1]

Betsy Devine (born 1946) is an American journalist, author and blogger. She earned a master's degree in engineering from Princeton University, and according to her self-description, has "many years of immersion in geek sociology, including both Slashdot and Wikipedia flame wars".[2]

She is co-author, with husband Frank Wilczek, of Longing for the Harmonies, an appreciation of modern physics;[3] and also, with biologist Joel E. Cohen, of Absolute Zero Gravity, a collection of science jokes, poems, and stories.[4] About 75 pages taken from her blog were included as "a contribution" to a collection of essays written by Frank Wilczek on various aspects of physics, Fantastic Realities.[5][6]

The official Nobel Prize website links to her weblog for the ongoing family saga of the adventures surrounding Frank Wilczek's winning the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics.[7]

Participation in Wikimedia[edit]

Betsy Devine gave a talk at Wikimania in 2006.[2]


  • Devine, Betsy; Frank Wilczek (1988). Longing for the Harmonies. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-02482-2. 
  • Devine, Betsy; Joel E. Cohen (December 1992). Absolute Zero Gravity: Science Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes. Fireside. ISBN 0-671-74060-1. 
  • Devine, Betsy; Frank Wilczek (June 2006). Fantastic Realities: 49 Mind Journeys And a Trip to Stockholm. World Scientific Publishing Company. ISBN 981-256-649-X. 


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