Team Facts & News
In 1986, under the direction of the AAPT Executive Officer, Jack Wilson, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) organized the United States Physics Team for the first time. — AAPT.ORG
Paul is the Dobson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Beloit College and the Chair of Natural Sciences. 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.
Associate Professor in the Physics Department, Bucknell University. Interests include non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, particularly in biological systems. Her interests also include using computer modeling and theoretical approaches, whereas she studies the stationary and dynamic properties of these systems.
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.
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.
Jeffrey is a rising junior at Harvard studying math and computer science. Physics camp and IPhO are some of his fondest memories of high school, so he's really looking forward to helping out at camp this year!
Kevin is a rising junior at MIT studying physics, math, and music. He was a gold medalist in 2012 and 2013 and is excited to be returning for his first year junior coaching.