Gail is Manager of External Education Programs at Shopify where her team works to make learning computer science better for everyone. Previously, she taught computer science at Carleton University. Gail was a co-founder of Carleton’s Women in Science and Engineering group (CU-WISE), and has lead many computer science outreach events. You can follow Gail on Twitter (@gailcarmichael) and her personal blog (The Female Perspective of Computer Science).
Julia Bettina Eberhardt joined the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) in the fall of 2014, and handles the Young Researchers, International Relations and Social Media. After completing her degree in Political Science and Sociology at Heidelberg University in 2010. She graduated as MSc in International Administration at Leiden University in 2012. Her previous work included project management at Heidelberg University and the state center for civic education.
Wylder Bergman Green joined the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) in the fall of 2014, and handles the international communications and social media. He is originally from Houston, Texas and has been living in Germany since 2011. After completing his degree in Journalism at Texas State University, he moved to Germany where he became a successful freelance English teacher, editor and translator. His freelance work eventually led him to the doors of the HLFF.
is a writer and radio producer whose stories examine the way that science and history shape our lives. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, Guardian US, and the website of the New Yorker. His radio stories have aired on the BBC World Service, NPR’s All Things Considered, and PRI’s The World.
(Website: dgross.org + Twitter: @readwriteradio)
is a mathematical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He views science and philosophy through algorithmic lenses, with a particular focus on models of learning and evolution. Artem’s academic adventure has taken him to departments of computer science and psychology at McGill; and combinatorics & optimization and quantum computing at Waterloo. In October, he will start his DPhil in computer science at Oxford. You can follow his meandering explorations on TheEGG.
is Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik), Germany. She coordinated conference blog for the first three HLFs. She has a diploma in chemistry and has been working as a science journalist since nearly 20 years for various prestigious German newspapers and magazines. Beatrice is an expert in social media, launched and established Scienceblogs in Germany and writes about science communications in her blog ‘Quantensprung‘. You may also follow her tweets on @BLugger.
is a science communication professional with a ten year track record in biomedical research. Tobias is a lecturer at the National Institute for Science Communication in Germany (NaWik) and he’s a freelance trainer for leadership and management skills and career development courses for scientists. Tobias writes a blog on the German ScienceBlogs network and he’s on Twitter as @WeiterGen.
Ben Orlin blogs at Math with Bad Drawings. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Business Insider, the Chicago Tribune, and the Huffington Post. He teaches secondary school mathematics in Birmingham, England.”
is a physicist turned science communicator. He is managing scientist of the Haus der Astronomie in Heidelberg, a center for astronomy education and outreach. The author of several books and numerous articles for a general audience, he has been blogging at Relativ Einfach since 2007, and was one of the bloggers-in-residence at the 2010 Lindau meeting. His main interest is in astronomy and astrophysics, particularly relativity and cosmology.
Markus’s previous experience includes ten years at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, where he started out as a PhD student and stayed on as an outreach scientist, among other things creating the web portal Einstein Online. In 2007-2008 he served as Senior Science Advisor to the first World Science Festival in New York City before moving to his present position in Heidelberg.
Peter Woit is currently Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics department at Columbia University. He began his career with a 1985 doctoral degree in theoretical physics from Princeton, then held postdoctoral positions in physics (Stony Brook) and mathematics (MSRI-Berkeley) before coming to Columbia in 1989. He is the author of a 2006 popular book, Not Even Wrong, and a textbook on quantum mechanics and representation theory to be published next year. Since 2004 he has been blogging about mathematics and physics-related topics at http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/blog
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