English blog team

Wylder Green

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.

Tobias Maier

is a science communication professional with a ten year track record in biomedical research. Tobias is the scientific head at the National Institute for Science Communication in Germany (NaWik). He writes a blog on the German ScienceBlogs network and he’s on Twitter as @WeiterGen.

Markus Pössel

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.

Constanza Rojas-Molina

is a mathematician and illustrator (under the pseudonym E. A. Casanova). She is currently a postdoc at the University of Bonn, working in mathematical physics, at the interface of analysis and probability. She’s responsible for the blog “The RAGE of the Blackboard”, where she interviews female scientists and writes about life in academia. She’s interested in comics, illustration, graphic recording and visual note-taking, and in applying all this in science communication. You can follow her on Twitter: @coni777

Gina Smith

is an award-winning journalist and the New York Times bestselling author of Apple founder Steve Wozniak’s biography, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It (2006/2014, WW Norton) and The Genomics Age (2005/2015, Amacom), a Barron’s book of the year. She holds a brand new PhD in cognitive psychology.

Katie Steckles

is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops on different areas of maths. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. Katie writes blog posts and editorials for The Aperiodical, a semi-regular maths news site. @stecks

Larissa Suzuki

Dr. Larissa Suzuki is an award-winning and passionate computer scientist, inventor, and engineer. She holds a PhD in Computer Science, an MPhil in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science. Her professional career includes +10 years advancing many fields of computer science and engineering, including smart cities, data infrastructures, emerging technology, and computing applied to medicine and operations research. She has worked for many organisations, including UCL, ARUP, IBM, UK Government, Bank of Brazil. She is an H Researcher at University College London and has worked for UK Government leading the development of technologies to support London’s growth and infrastructure delivery. Since 2006 she’s been actively working towards increasing the representation of women in Computer Science. She has founded multiple student/community societies, has served as a member of the Athena Swan Committee (UCL/Computer Science), co-organized the London Hopper Colloquium, and is a committee member of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. @LaraSuzuki

Paul Taylor

is a mathematician from Manchester, UK. He worked at The University of Manchester researching finite group theory until 2012. He now works as a data analyst, is an occasional cryptic crossword setter and blogs about maths at The Aperiodical.

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