English blog team

Julia Eberhardt

Julia Eberhardt

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 Green

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.

Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine, whose bachelors is in mathematics, is an award-winning entrepreneur, science journalist, career consultant, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley, and beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today Magazine. The author of over 350 articles, she is a columnist for Physics Today and APS News, and a regular contributor to Science, ScienceCareers, Physics World, and NatureJobs. She has also written for NatGeo News Watch, Scientific American, Smithsonian, COSMOS, and IEEE Spectrum. @AlainaGLevine

Nana Liu

Nana Liu

is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in the National University of Singapore and also at the Singapore University for Technology and Design. She has recently completed her PhD in Atomic and Laser Physics at the University of Oxford and specialized in finding quantum resources responsible for quantum advantages in both quantum computation and quantum sensing. At the moment, her research focus lies at the interface between quantum computation and security, which relies on the cross-pollination between physics and computer science. @Nana__Liu

Tobias Maier

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.

Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin

is a math teacher. He blogs at Math with Bad Drawings and is currently working on two books for the publisher Black Dog & Leventhal. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Business Insider, the Chicago Tribune, and the Huffington Post.

Markus Poessel

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

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

Katie Steckles

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

Paul Taylor

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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