AAPT Winter Meeting 2021


2021 Winter Meeting Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speaker

Adriaan Bax WM21 Plenary Speaker

Adriaan Bax, Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
National Institutes of Health

Adriaan (Ad) Bax is a Dutch-American molecular biophysicist. He was born in the Netherlands and is the Chief of the Section on Biophysical NMR Spectroscopy at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bax is a pioneer in the development of advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments and their use for structure determination of isotopically enriched proteins. Much of his recent work focuses on folding and misfolding of proteins, related to amyloid diseases. In 2002, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 2018 he was awarded the Welch Award in Chemistry.

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Plenary Speaker

Geraldine Cox - WM21 Plenary Speaker
Geraldine Cox
Finding Patterns

Geraldine Cox’s work is about finding resonant ways to express hidden aspects of nature and the journey of discovery. This research has taken her to the heart of the atom, the beginnings of the Universe and the essence of light. She has bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Painting, and a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Award for her residency at the Physics Department of Imperial College London. She uses various media to share perspectives on the experience of discovery and some of the beautiful things we know through art.

Plenary Speaker

Wendy Freedman WM21 Plenary Speaker

Wendy Freedman
John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago

Wendy Freedman's research is in observational cosmology (measures of the expansion rate of the universe using the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based Magellan telescope). Her current projects involve measurements of the Hubble constant -- the current expansion rate, as well as the past expansion rate, providing constraints on the acceleration of the universe and dark energy. Her other field of interest is the stellar populations of galaxies, the evolution of galaxies, and the initial mass function.

Plenary Speaker

McKensie Mack WM21 Plenary Speaker

McKensie Mack
McKensie Mack Group (MMG)

McKensie Mack is a trilingual anti-oppression consultant, facilitator, educator, researcher, and the Founder of McKensie Mack Group (MMG) and the Creator #BoundaryWork. McKensie holds more than 10 years of experience helping organizations, community groups, governing agencies, and healthcare organizations expand dialogues of power, identity, and equity across race, gender, class, disability, and LGBTQ+ identity with clients based in the U.S, the UK, India, France, Germany, Spain, Peru, and more.

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