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

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

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

David Weintraub

Professor of Astronomy; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in astrophysics who also writes about extraterrestrial life, human space travel and space colonization.

Space colonization Extraterrestrial life Mars colonization Mars Space travel