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Khari Douglas

Khari Douglas

Khari Douglas is the Senior Program Associate for Engagement for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), a standing committee within the Computing Research Association (CRA). In this role, Khari interacts with members of the computing research community and policy makers to organize visioning workshops and coordinate outreach activities. He is also the host and producer of the Catalyzing Computing podcast.

 

Demian Nahuel Goos

is a half-German, half-Argentinian assistant instructor and PhD student in mathematics at Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, where he also does research in its nuclear research institution. Moreover, he is a teacher in German as a foreign language and a soccer referee. In search of ways to communicate mathematics in a more appealing way, he does artwork about math and mathematicians.

 

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.

 

Andrei Mihai

 

 

Andrei Mihai

is a science communicator and a PhD candidate in geophysics. He is the co-founder of ZME Science, where he published over 2,000 articles. Andrei tries to blend two things he loves (science and good stories) to make the world a better place — one article at a time.

 

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

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.

 

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

 
 

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Wylder Bergman Green arbeitet seit Herbst 2014 bei der Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) und ist dort für die International Communications und Social Media zuständig. Der gebürtige Texaner aus Houston lebt seit 2011 in Deutschland. Nach seinem Abschluss in Journalismus an der Texas State University kam er nach Deutschland und arbeitete erfolgreich als Selbständiger Englischlehrer, Lektor und Übersetzer. Aufgrund seiner hervorragenden Arbeit wurde die HLFF auf ihn aufmerksam und konnte ihn für sich gewinnen.  --- 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.