Natalie Portman is best known for her roles in Hollywood movies like Star Wars, Cold Mountain and V for Vendetta. What is less known is that she was co-author of a scientific paper on the neuroscience of child development. This is about her research.
Very cool! Not too long ago, relatively speaking, Danica McKellar had coauthored a math proof. I find it interesting that these people better known for acting are also in science. Maybe this will break down some stereotypes about scientists. I realize that people in the hard sciences need a creative streak - I have seen it first hand. Many play instruments, draw or even write poetry.