Chad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College, and he writes books about science for non-scientists. He has a BA in physics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park (studying laser cooling at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the lab of Bill Phillips, who shared the 1997 Nobel in Physics). He was a post-doc at Yale, and has been at Union since 2001. Chad's books How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog explain modern physics through imaginary conversations with his German Shepherd. His most recent books are Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist and Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects. He lives in Niskayuna, NY with his wife, Kate Nepveu, and their two kids. Photo credit: Ryan Lash
George Musser is a contributing editor for Scientific American magazine and author of two books on fundamental physics, Spooky Action at a Distance and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory. He was a writer-in-residence at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in 2011. He has won numerous awards, including the 2011 Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics and, with his Scientific American colleagues, U.S. National Magazine Awards in 2002 and 2011.
Ingrid Jendrzejewski serves as Co-director of National Flash Fiction Day (UK), Editor in Chief of FlashBack Fiction and Flash Flood, and a flash editor at JMWW. She studied creative writing and English literature at the University of Evansville, then physics at the University of Cambridge. Her work has been published in places like Best Small Fictions, Passages North, The Los Angeles Review, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. She has won various flash competitions such as the Bath Flash Fiction Award, the A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize, and the Institute of Physics (UK)’s 2017 Flash Competition. Her short collection Things I Dream About When I'm Not Sleeping was a runner up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition. Links to some of Ingrid’s work can be found at www.ingridj.com and she tweets @LunchOnTuesday.
José Ignacio Latorre was appointed Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in July 2020. He is also Professor and Provost’s Chair in the National University of Singapore's Department of Physics. A leading figure in particle physics and quantum information, José Ignacio joined CQT, NUS from the University of Barcelona. He has been heading a research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center to build the first quantum processor in Spain. He is one of the founders of the NNPDF collaboration for research on high-energy physics. José Ignacio is also the founder and director coordinator of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual. José Ignacio produced two documentaries, one of them on the last voice of the Manhattan Project, and was one of the curators of the exhibition, Quantum, held at the CCCB in 2019.
Lindy is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University School of Sociology and a researcher at non-profit National Seniors Australia, having worked for over a decade as a science communication academic elsewhere. She has published extensively on representations of science in fiction, including in Springer’s 'Encyclopedia of Science Education' and international journals such as 'International Journal of Science Education Part B', 'Journal of Science Communication' and 'Sex Roles'. In 2013 she edited the book 'Doctor Who and Race', which included a group of essays on links between race and science in Doctor Who, and with Marcus Harmes she is co-editor of the 2021 volume 'Doctor Who and Science'. In 2010 she pioneered the world-first undergraduate and postgraduate course ‘Science in Popular Fiction’ and taught it from 2010-2017, being awarded the 2013 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence partly on its basis. Find out more at her website.
Mariia is a Principal Software Engineer on the Microsoft Quantum Systems team. Microsoft Quantum is building a full-stack open cloud quantum ecosystem, bringing together experts and learners around the world. Mariia drives the education and outreach work in her team, figuring out new efficient ways to help people learn quantum computing and get started with Azure Quantum and Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. She is also the author of O’Reilly book Q# Pocket Guide. In her spare time Mariia organizes programming competitions, creates puzzles, and is an avid fiction reader.
Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Math Paper Press, 2016 / Gaudy Boy, 2020), Somewhere Else, Another You (Math Paper Press, 2018) and Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013). She was the 2020 winner of the New Ohio Review Nonfiction Contest, and the 2011 winner of Singapore’s Golden Point Award for English Poetry. In addition, And The Walls Come Crumbling Down was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Tender Delirium was on the shortlist for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. Tania's poetry, prose and comics have been published in journals including Carte Blanche, the Malahat Review, subTerrain, Evergreen Review, Laurel Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Blue Lyra Review and Margin – The Asian American Writers Workshop Journal, among others. Tania is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Creative Writing.