Physical Science

Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland
Director of the String and Particle Theory Center
U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr., (born December 15, 1950) is an American theoretical physicist.  He received two B.S. degrees and a Ph.D. degree from...

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Chris Schaffer

Chris Schaffer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University
Science Policy Advisor for Representative Edward Markey in the United States Congress

Chris B. Schaffer is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Biomedical Engineering department at Cornell University. Chris grew up...

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Itai Cohen

Itai Cohen

Associate Professor of Physics at Cornell University

Professor Itai Cohen is obsessed with matter in motion. At Cornell, his research has focused on investigating the behavior of microscopic and nanoscopic...

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Josh Sokol

Josh Sokol

Reporter at New Scientist magazine

A product of Raleigh, NC, Josh majored in English Literature and Astronomy at Swarthmore College. He then worked as a data analyst for the Advanced Camera...

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Lisa Backus

Lisa Backus

Teacher, Deerfield High School

Lisa Backus has 15 years of experience as a high school chemistry teacher, 20 years as a chemist in the analysis of construction materials and 8 years...

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Kavita Chandra

Kavita Chandra

PhD Candidate, Materials Science, Northwestern University

I am currently a PhD student working on nanoparticle synthesis for biological applications. I volunteer a lot with tutoring children through NU...

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Binbin Luo

Binbin Luo

PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University

My research is about building a piece of equipment for in-situ x-ray scattering study of non-Newtonian fluids, subject to extensional flow.

Darren  Cheah

Darren Cheah

M.Sc., Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

My field of research is organic geochemistry, where I study molecular remains formerly living beings preserved in rocks and sediments to interpret...

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Kevin Song

Kevin Song

PhD candidate, Biophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Kevin is a Ph. D. candidate in Biophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago working as an NSF fellow. He earned his B.S. degree in Chemical...

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