English blog team

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

Jens-Steffen Scherer

Jens-Steffen Scherer is a neuroscientist and science communicator. Besides his studies at the University of Oldenburg, he works as an author for the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) and for the National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik). In 2018 Jens-Steffen won the 8th Science Slam of Oldenburg.

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

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.

Brent Yorgey

is a computer scientist, educator, blogger, and open-source developer.  His interests range from his main research areas of functional programming languages and type systems through combinatorics, visualization, competitive programming, and music.  He is well-known in the Haskell open-source community for creating educational material such as the Typeclassopedia and for leading development of the ‘diagrams’ vector graphics library.  Since 2015 he has taught computer science at Hendrix College, a small, private liberal arts school in central Arkansas.

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