Laura Mersini-Houghton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Mersini-Houghton studies the origin of the universe, dark energy and the quantum physics of black holes.

Quantum Physics Cosmology Black Holes Dark Energy Origins of the Universe

Sarah Gallagher

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy · University of Western Ontario

Professor Gallagher's research focuses on investigating the nature of winds from luminous quasars

University Education Physics Education Space Astronomy Astrophysics Black Holes

Amber Stuver, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physics | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Amber Stuver, PhD, is an expert in gravitational waves.

Gravity Astrophysics Gravitational Waves Black Holes

Jonas Mureika

Chair and Professor of Physics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Physics Theoretical Cosmology Particle Physics Theories of Gravitation Teaching

Michael Norman

Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Distinguished Professor of Physics · UC San Diego

Michael Norman is author of over 300 research articles in the diverse areas of astrophysics, including star and galaxy formation.

High-Energy Astro Galaxy Formation Computational Astrophysics Cosmology Star Formation

Alison Coil

Professor · UC San Diego

Alison Coil specializes in observational astrophysics, galaxy evolution, observational cosmology, and large-scale structure

Observational Cosmology Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Galaxy Evolution

David Burrows

PROFESSOR, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Expert in high energy astrophysics, focusing on supernova remnants

Physics Telescopes Astronomy Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows X-ray Instrumentation

Craig Callender

Professor of Philosophy · UC San Diego

Craig Callender specializes in environmental ethics and the philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics and time.

Philosophy of Time Metaphysics Philosophy of Science Ethics Philosophy of Physics

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Computational Genomics Applications in Cybersecurity Data Science High-Performance Computing Massive-Scale Analytics

Megan Donahue

Professor of Astronomy · Michigan State University

Megan Donahue is an expert on AGN feedback in clusters and circumgalactic gas and is now president of the American Astronomical Society.

Galaxy Formation Galaxies Stars

James Bullock

Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Professor Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy · UC Irvine

James Bullock studies how galaxies and their constituent dark matter halos have formed and evolved over billions of years of cosmic time.

Dark Matter Star Formation Astronomy Galaxy Dynamics Physics

Paul Sutter

Professor of Astrophysics | Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics · The Ohio State University

Astrophysics expert, specializing in the emptiest regions of the universe

Astrophysics Big Bang Theory Space Exploration Intersections of Science and Art

Eric Vandernoot, M.S.

Astronomy & Physics Lab Coordinator · Florida Atlantic University

Eric Vandernoot operates FAU's Astronomical Observatory and teaches courses on Planetary Mechanics and Astronomy.

Telescopes Planetary Mechanics Astronomy Light Pollution Physics

Adam Frank

Professor of Physics and Astronomy · University of Rochester

Frank is a leading expert on how stars form and how they die, as well as civilizations before humans

Science and Religion Civilizations and climate change Theoretical Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy Evolution of Stars and Planets

E. Michael Campbell

Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics · University of Rochester

Campbell is an internationally known expert in inertial fusion, high-energy-density physics, high-power lasers and their applications.

Advanced Energy Technologies High-Energy-Density Physics Inertial Fusion High-Power Lasers

Jamie Kennea

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Astronomy expert and XRT instrument scientist

Physics and Astronomy Telescopes High-Energy Neutrinos XRT Instruments Swift/Bat Exploration Tools

Michael Siegel

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Astronomy and Physics · Pennsylvania State University

Lead scientist for NASA's Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope

Physics and Astronomy Telescopes Astronomy NASA NASA's Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope