Frédéric Bouquet works in the Physics Reimagined team of the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides from University Paris-Saclay. The Physics Reimagined team explores new forms of popularization and science education, and has been developing several tools and pedagogical supports on using low-cost devices to perform physics experiments.
Marcos (Danny) Caballero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering. He holds the Lappan-Phillips Chair of Physics Education, co-directs the Physics Education Research Lab, serves as a principal investigator for the Learning Machines Lab, conducts research as part of the newly-founded Computational Education Research Lab, and holds an appointment as research faculty at the University of Oslo’s Center for Computing in Science Education. Danny studies how tools and science practices affect student learning in physics and computational science, and the conditions and environments that support or inhibit this learning.
Pietro Cicuta is Professor of Biological Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory and Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The research activity in his team involves substantial instrument building, for imaging, optical tweezing, microfluidics and interface science. He has also been responsible for recently renovating the third year physics student labs, and has been head of class in first and second year labs for various years. He cares about experimental physics and thinks experiments with clever ideas and simple cool methods are needed to attract future generations towards exciting areas of physics. He has been faculty and co-director of the Hands-On School, an annual programme, currently hosted at ICTP, devoted to promoting frugal bench-top science in developing countries.
Ulysse Delabre works at the University of Bordeaux (France) at the LOMA Laboratory in soft matter physics. He is deeply involved in smartphone physics, outreach activities and science education at University and in Highschool. He has developped several teaching activities and open ressources to perform innovative physics experiments at home. He is also the scientific advisor of the Houses for Science – Main à la pâte in Aquitaine to help teachers to bring innovation to their science teaching practices.
Martín Monteiro is professor of physics and laboratory coordinator at the School of Engineering, Universidad ORT Uruguay, in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is engaged in several initiatives to disseminate science, like blogs, workshops, outreach activities, the organization of physics and astronomy Olympiads, scientific photographic contests, among others. His main topics of interest are physics education research, experimental physics, computational physics, scientific art, history and philosophy of science, physics toys, physics challenges, Fermi problems.
In the last few years he has been developing physics experiments using new technologies like open-source hardware and smartphones.
Giovanni Organtini is Professor of Physics at Sapienza Università di Roma. He was involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson with the CMS detector at CERN's LHC for which he contributed in the design, construction and operation. He is an internationally recognised expert on physics with Arduino and smartphone and the Italian Ambassador for phyphox: an award winning App to perform physics experiments with smartphones. Giovanni is the Director of Sapienza's Schools of Physics with Arduino and Smartphones: an event dedicated to teachers who want to learn how to exploit these tools in their classes.
Michael F. Schatz is a Professor in and Chair of the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He conducts research in both experimental nonlinear dynamics and physics education. He has worked to support development of computational thinking in physics for students in high school and college courses; he has also led the development of online physics courses featuring bona fide hands-on labs that students carry out in their own surroundings. Mike has served as Faculty, co-Director, and Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics Hands-on Research in Complex Systems Schools. He is a recipient of the Cottrell Scholars Award and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Sebastian Staacks is a scientific assistant at the RWTH Aachen University and the lead developer of the physics education app "phyphox". His work has been decorated by the MNU (German science teacher’s association), the AGPP of the DPG (workgroup for physical lab courses within the German Physical Society) and the Stifterverband (organization to further education, science and research). His focus is on developing digital tools to enhance physics education for all students.
Rebecca is a former high school physics teacher and nationally-recognized science educator who has co-developed the sensor-based smartphone app, Physics Toolbox. She now serves as project manager for a STEM teacher education network of a major hemispheric diplomatic agency for the Americas. Formerly, she served as K-12 Program Manager of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Born in central Illinois, USA, Rebecca received her B.S. in Physics Education and M.A.S. in Science Education. She earned National Board Teacher Certification in 2010, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching by Barack Obama in 2013, and was selected by NASA as an Albert Einstein Fellow in 2014.
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