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César A. Hidalgo leads the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab and is an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT. He is an expert on data visualization, physics, and economics. Hidalgo’s work focuses on understanding how teams, organizations, cities and nations learn.
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and a core faculty member in women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is a particle physicist and cosmologist driven by a desire to understand the origin of spacetime and the particles that populate it.
Gurtina Besla is an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona. She is a theoretical astrophysicist who focuses on formation and evolution of low-mass dwarf galaxies, which are the most common class of galaxies in the universe.
Stephon Alexander is a musician and professor of physics and astronomy at Brown University. Born in Trinidad, Alexander is a theoretical physicist, jazz saxophonist and author specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity.
Amir Muhsin Abo-Shaeer is an American teacher and mechanical engineer. In 2001, during his first year of teaching, he established the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) on the Dos Pueblos High School campus. In addition to being the director of the DPEA, he teaches physics, engineering, robotics, machining and manufacturing.