Chad is currently the Gordon Gould Professor and Chair of 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 book is A Brief History of Timekeeping (BenBella/ Oneworld 2022), about the last several thousand years of the science and technology of tracking time. He was also named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2021 for his work on public communication of science. 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, a contributing writer for Quanta magazine, and author of three books on fundamental physics, Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation, 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), and Editor in Chief of FlashBack Fiction and Flash Flood. 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.
Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an American author of speculative fiction. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he wrote the Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (starting with The Grace of Kings), as well as short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He also penned the Star Wars novel The Legends of Luke Skywalker.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Liu worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. Liu frequently speaks at conferences and universities on a variety of topics, including futurism, machine-augmented creativity, history of technology, bookmaking, and the mathematics of origami.
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Leonardo Benini, a UK-based theoretical physicist, transitioned into the world of publishing after completing his doctoral studies. Currently serving as a Senior Editor at Nature Physics, he oversees manuscripts spanning diverse areas, such as atomic physics, quantum simulation and complex systems. He curates the Books and Arts column of the journal, which contains reviews on popular science books, exhibitions, and performing arts events that might be of interest to both physicists and the wider scientific community. Beyond his editorial duties, he is an avid reader, cinephile, and sport enthusiast.
Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist. Her writing has won the New Ohio Review Nonfiction Contest (2020), the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Poetry Contest (2021), Singapore’s Golden Point Award (2011), and has made the “Notable” list of Best American Essays (2021). Her memoir And The Walls Come Crumbling Down (Gaudy Boy, 2020), was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award finalist, and her debut poetry collection, Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2013), was shortlisted for the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. Her art has been showcased in Singapore, Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Spain and San Francisco and she has written extensively about art for both institutions and commercial publications. Her essay collection, Dinner on Monster Island, comes out with Harper Perennial in 2024. She lives and works on the traditional unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil- Waututh First Nations, colonially known as Vancouver.