Andrew has been an artist, botanist, filmmaker, musician, theatrical producer and for the last 12 years, Outreach Manager at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Much of his professional life was spent as a metrologist (measurement scientist) working in the ‘Quantum Metrology’ group as a senior researcher. Managing the explaining of NPL’s science to the masses has included overseeing and judging many film, poster and essay competitions. He has won awards for his own educational filmmaking work. In 2019 he received an MBE for services to STEM education.
Ben is a scientist and science communicator working with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. His work focuses on applications of quantum technology to fundamental physics, primarily the detection and study of dark matter.
As director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies – a New Zealand national Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) - David is dedicated to educational outreach, while providing strong support for industry engagement and leadership of research activities across the Centre’s five member universities. He’s initiated and led a successful public engagement partnership with the Otago Museum - of which he has been a board member since 2008 – as well as with other museums, schools and agencies throughout New Zealand. David is also a professor in the University of Otago’s Department of Physics, doing research in theoretical quantum physics. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and a member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand.
An archaeologist and evolutionary anthropologist by training, Georgia has spent over a decade working in professional research support. In early 2015, she joined the UK Quantum Communications Hub as its project manager and caught the quantum bug, an experience which made her question her life choices yet again, convinced her that a lot of fun could be had by paying more attention to physics classes at school and confirmed her suspicion that she was really a cat rather than a dog person. Obsessed with stories since her pre-literacy years, Georgia would still rather be spending any spare time reading - mostly fiction, memoirs and literary criticism publications, while also consuming big chunks of internet culture literary offerings, mainly in the form of podcasts, blogs and BookTube videos.
Jenny is the manager of outreach and media relations at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. She has led the organisation of the Quantum Shorts contests since they began in 2012. Earlier in life, she studied physics at the University of Cambridge and worked as a science journalist in the UK for publications including Nature and New Scientist.
John is the Scientific Outreach Manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. John's job is to take university research out of the labs and off the whiteboards and make it accessible to students and teachers across Canada. John holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Waterloo, with a research specialization in single- and entangled-photon sources, ultrafast measurement, and quantum nonlinear optics.
Joshua is a senior researcher at QuTech. Originally from Canada, where he did his PhD on the quantum internet, he has worked around Europe in Austria, Germany and now the Netherlands where as an experimental physicist he’s worked in quantum gravity, the quantum measurement problem, gotten entangled with his measurement devices, and now on quantum cryptography for the Netherlands. He’s spoken on quantum technologies for high school teachers, organized outreach days for high school students, and written PR material for his Universities. As a movie and sci-fi novels buff, he’s been a judge of youth works in Canada, hands out Clarke books for presents every Christmas, and inspired by the films of Canadian filmmaker Villeneuve.
Spiros grew up in Greece, solving math puzzles and playing video games with his brothers. After high school, he moved to Boston to study Math and Computer Science at MIT, before coming to sunny California for his PhD in Applied Mathematics at UC Davis. He is now at Caltech, where he splits his time between research on theoretical quantum physics and outreach for the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. He was a scientific advisor for the film Ant Man and is one of the creators of qCraft for Minecraft, a mod that brings the principles of quantum physics to the Minecraft game. He was also the instigator of the short film Anyone Can Quantum (2016), a viral hit that featured a quantum chess match between Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd.
Tara is an Australian science communication researcher and practitioner. As a PhD researcher at Australia’s National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at ANU, she is investigating the use of hype in communication of science and technology. Tara manages communications for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. She is also the President of the South East Queensland branch of the Australian Science Communicators.