Paul is the Dobson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Beloit College. He has worked for the US Physics team since 2003. His research involves classical and quantum chaos, and varies between highly theoretical, heavily computational, and playfully experimental. In his spare time he plays the trumpet semi-professionally, and he travels, having visited over fifty different countries.
Mark is a graduate student studying physics education research at University of Maryland. His research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand cognitive aspects of problem solving in introductory physics for the life sciences. He has always enjoyed a good physics problem and is looking forward to his first summer working with the physics team!
Postdoctoral teaching scholar at North Carolina State University. While earning his Ph.D., he conducted soft condensed matter experiments and numerical astrophysics research. When not teaching or researching, David enjoys his favourite pastime -- juggling.
Graduate student at Rice University. His research interest lies in statistical physics and computational biophysics, mainly around protein folding. He competed at IPhO four times.
Assistant professor of physics at Penn State Abington. His research interests are in the fields of quantum gravity and cosmology, as well as physics education. Recently Mike got interested in the interplay between electrical circuits, random walks and graph theory.
Kevin is a rising senior at MIT studying physics, math, and music. He was a gold medalist in 2012 and 2013 and is excited to be returning for his second year junior coaching.