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Mark G. Jackson

I was born and raised in beautiful Portland, Oregon. I did my undergraduate degree at Duke University, then completed my Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Columbia University under Brian Greene. My research in superstring theory and cosmology continued with postdoctoral … Continue reading

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Kai Staats

I am an entrepreneur, inventor, writer, and film maker.          In 1999 I co-founded and for ten years was CEO of Terra Soft Solutions, developer of Yellow Dog Linux. I helped to shape Linux for the Power architecture in the high … Continue reading

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Dr Ignacy Sawicki

I grew up in Poland in the final years of communism, moving to the UK for high school in the final years of Margaret Thatcher. I followed up a physics degree at Cambridge by a short digression in finance. Changing … Continue reading

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Lise du Buisson

I grew up in Stellenbosch, where I did my undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2013 I moved to the University of Cape Town, where I am now doing my MSc with the … Continue reading

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Romeel S. Dave

I was born in California and grew up mostly in the U.S.A. with a few early years spent in India. My father is Indian and my mother is American. I received my bachelor’s in Physics from Berkeley, a Master’s in … Continue reading

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Moumita Aich

I was born in Calcutta, India. I did my Bachelors in Physics from Presidency College and Masters from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I had the opportunity to pursue a PhD in Cosmology with Prof. Tarun Souradeep at Inter-University Centre … Continue reading

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Chumroo Vijay Prakash

I am Mauritian and graduated from University of Mauritius- Bsc (Hons) Physics with Electronics. This was followed by me joining the Student Work Experience Programme at the Mauritius Radio Telescope. I am currently a High School Physics Educator. What inspired … Continue reading

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Ermias Abebe Kassaye

I was born in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. I obtained my first degree in physics from Dilla University, and my second degree, specializing in laser physics, from Addis Ababa University. After obtaining my second degree, I worked at  Arbaminch University for … Continue reading

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Markus Gustav Kruger

I was born and grew up in Brackenfell, where I matriculated in 1991 from Brackenfell High School. After completing my national service in the SAAF and a year at an insurance company working as an actuarial clerk, I spent the … Continue reading

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Gopolang Mohlabeng

I did my Undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Pretoria, then went on to do an Honours degree in Astrophysics at the University of Cape Town (NASSP). I am currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Kansas … Continue reading

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Yasser Reda Ahmed AbdElhamid Elmahalawy

I was born in Benha, Egypt. I graduated from Benha University 2008. I obtained a 1st Class Honors in a B.Sc specialising in Physics. Subsequently I also completed a pre-masters degree in Theoretical Physics at Benha University that further enriched … Continue reading

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Nadeem Oozeer

I was born in Mauritius where I did my studies at the University of Mauritius (UoM). I obtained a Bsc. (Hons.) in Physics. My master thesis focused on the deconvolution techniques for wide field imaging from the Mauritius Radio Telescope … Continue reading

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