1:AM What’s going on in the communication of research?

13:15 – 14:30: What’s going on in the communication of research?

At the core of altmetrics is the belief that every researcher is a communicator, and that increasingly their conversations are moving online. Our panelists will share and reflect on their own experiences, and discuss what the online landscape offers to them.

Chair: Martijn Roelandse, Senior Editor at Springer Science+Business Media

Bjoern Brembs, Professor of Neurogenetics, Universität Regensburg

Brian Wecht, Co-Founder of The Story Collider

Brian Wecht is a theoretical physicist, musician, and comedian who has held research positions at Harvard University, the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Michigan. Brian is currently a faculty member at Queen Mary, University of London, where his research focuses on string theory and supersymmetry. Additionally, Brian’s recent nerdcore album “Starbomb”, created with Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson, has spent almost three months as number one on the Billboard comedy charts so far this year. Finally, Brian is the co-founder of The Story Collider, a science-themed live storytelling show and podcast.

Renée Hlozek, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Astrophysics, Princeton University

Dr. Renée Hlozek is the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics in at Princeton University and the Spitzer-Cotsen Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. In 2011, she received her DPhil in Astrophysics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar from the class of South-Africa-at-Large and Christ Church, 2008. Her research focuses on theoretical cosmology; as a member of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope she measures the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation to decipher the initial conditions of the universe. She was named one of the Mail and Guardians 200 Young South Africans for 2012, was elected as a 2013 TED Fellow and is currently a 2014 Senior TED Fellow.

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