Pauline Barmby

Professor · University of Western Ontario

I use big data from the world's largest telescopes to figure out galaxies.

Space and Astrophysics Physics Astronomy Science Education Astroinformatics

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

Heidi Jo Newberg

Professor, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies the formation and structure of the Milky Way and other galaxies

Physics Color Selection of QSOs Supernova Phenomenology Astronomy Galaxy Photometry

Keivan Stassun

Stevenson Professor of Physics · Vanderbilt University

Expert in the search for Earth-like planets across the galaxy and an advocate for diversity, including neurodiversity, in the academy.

Astronomical Phenomena

Edward Guinan, PhD

Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Edward Guinan, PhD, an expert in astronomy and space science research explores the sun, stars, planets, extraterrestrial life potential.

Severe & Hazardous Weather / Global Warming Interstellar Travel Potential Pulsating Stars and Stellar Evolution Exoplanets and the Suitability of Exoplanets for Life Astrobiology/Exobiology

Parshati Patel

Education and Outreach Program Coordinator · Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University

An astrophysicist with a passion for science communication.

Astronomy Planetary Science Circumstellar Disks Massive Stars Science Communication

Sara Seager

Professor of Planetary Science, Physics, and Aerospace Engineering · Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sara Seager is an astrophysicist and planetary scientist, and is an expert in theory, computation, and data analysis of exoplanets.

Exoplanet Habitable Zones Exoplanet Atmospheres Exoplanet Interior Composition

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

Derek Buzasi, Ph.D.

Expert in astrophysics, spaceflight and optics · Florida Gulf Coast University

Derek Buzasi's research involves almost anything to do with stars or the sun.

Stars Asteroseismology Nonlinear Dynamics Satellites and Spaceflight Exoplanets

Chiara Mingarelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics · University of Connecticut

Chiara Mingarelli is a gravitational-wave astrophysicist, researching how supermassive black holes in the centers of massive galaxies merge.

Astrophysics Pulsars Gravitational Waves Black Holes

Duane Hamacher

Associate Professor of Cultural Astronomy · University of Melbourne

Academic, Astronomer, Science Communicator

Geomythology History of Meteoritics Ethnoastronomy Archaeoastronomy Astrophysics

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

Bryan E. Penprase, PhD

Dean · Soka University

Professor Penprase is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science.

Quasar Absorption Line Spectroscopy Archaeoastronomy Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Astronomy

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

Stephen Eikenberry

Professor · University of Florida

Stephen Eikenberry’s research interests include black holes, neutron stars and astronomical instruments.

Black Holes LIGO Astronomy

Chad Post

Publisher, Open Letter Books · University of Rochester

Chad Post is publisher of the University's nonprofit, literary translation press, Open Letter Books, and an expert on literary translation

Literary Translation Academic Publishing World Literature

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

Chuck Rosenthal

Professor Emeritus of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Fiction Narrative Narrative Theory Magic Journalism Animal Consciousness

Jane Caputi, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Jane Caputi, Ph.D., is an expert in contemporary American cultural studies, including popular culture, gender and violence, and ecofeminism.

Feminism Gender and Violence Contemporary American Cultural Studies Popular Culture Ecofeminism

Christina Beck

Adjunct Professor · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television