Scientist Interviews

Here contain all the interviews we’ve done with scientists, mathematicians and mentors. These are professional people with a vast amount of expert knowledge and experience.

Interview with Michio Kaku

Q&A with Physicist Michio Kaku

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Don't forget to read Part 1 of this interview.Professor Kaku, what do you think of "peak oil," how serious is it? and what alternative sources of energy…
Michio Kaku Interview

Interview with Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku

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We are happy to have Michio Kaku answer some questions from the community. This interview was originally held in 2004. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical…
engineer anorlunda

Interview with Engineer Mentor anorlunda

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Tell us about your school years? Part of my story is sad but common. I was a poor student. I didn’t pay attention, and I never did homework even once;…
bhobba physics interview

Interview with Physics Mentor bhobba

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Give us an executive summary on bhobbaI was born in Toowong Brisbane Australia 17/11/1955, and was raised in suburbs around Toowong - Toowong itself,…
Niels_Tuning2

Interview with Niels Tuning, LHCb Run Coordinator

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Physics Forums is pleased to introduce Niels Tuning. He's a physicist working as the Run Coordinator for the LHCb experiment at CERN. Apart from the…
adam_becker

Interview with Astrophysicist Adam Becker

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Adam Becker is an astrophysicist and science writer whose first book "What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics" just hit…
cliffordjohnson

Interview with Theoretical Physicist Clifford V. Johnson

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Clifford V. Johnson is a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the USC. "I mainly work on  (super)string theory, gravity, gauge theory…
drak

Interview with a Mentor: Drakkith

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 Give us an early bio on yourselfWell, I was born and raised near Dallas, Texas as the only boy of 4 children. I grew up with 3 sisters, though…
arnold

Interview with Mathematician and Physicist Arnold Neumaier

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Please give us a brief background on yourselfOver 40 years ago, I studied mathematics, physics and computer science in Freiburg and Berlin (Germany).…
jimbiology

Interview with Biologist Jim McNamara

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What got you interested in biology?I was an amateur naturalist as a kid. Had collections of all sorts, and a small menagerie -- much to my mother's…
pamelagay

Interview with Astronomer Pamela Gay

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Please give us a bit of background into your educational and professional life. I'm a public school kid through and through. After going to the local…
frasercain2

Q&A With Universe Today's Fraser Cain

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Special thanks to Universe Today founder Fraser Cain for this fascinating video Q&A! All questions were provided by the members of Physics Forums.…
sabine1

Interview with a Theoretical Physicist: Sabine Hossenfelder

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We are pleased to introduce Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. Sabine also authors…
math

Interview with Mathematician Fresh_42

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We are please to introduce our newest member of the mentor group, fresh_42!Can you give us a brief bio?I studied mathematics and economy and always…
jimhardy

Interview with Instrument Engineer Jim Hardy

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Give us a little background on Jim HardyBorn and raised in Miami Florida of parents with roots in Springfield Missouri . So at heart i'm a small town…
steven

Interview with Physics Mentor: Stevendaryl

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Give us a brief history on stevendarylI was born and raised in the American South, mostly living in Georgia. It's a Southern tradition, for some reason,…
davidhestenes

Interview with a Physicist: David Hestenes

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For those who don't know the great David Hestenes, he is the inventor of the geometric algebra formalism of physics. Here we go!1) What is the best…

Interview with Science Advisor DrChinese

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We are pleased to share with you an interview with PF Science Advisor and one of our founding members: DrChineseWho is DrChinese and share some early…
davidgriffths

Interview with a Physicist: David J. Griffiths

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We are pleased to introduce David J. Griffiths. Professor Griffiths is one of the most successful physics textbook writers.  Odds are if you studied…
nugatory

Interview with a Physics Mentor: Nugatory

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Give us a little background on yourself? I was born in Washington DC, grew up in Texas, bachelor's in physics from Harvard in 1978 but found a career…
seancarroll

Interview with a Physicist: Sean Carroll

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We are pleased to introduce Sean Carroll! Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech, specializing in cosmology and quantum mechanics. Sean…
mathjax

MathJax Developer: Peter Krautzberger

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We are pleased to introduce Peter Krautzberger.  Peter is a manager for MathJax.  MathJax is the technology behind the display of equations on Physics…
drclaude

Interview with Chemical Physicist: DrClaude

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DrClaude is a mentor at Physics Forums! What brought you to Sweden from Canada?Life, the Universe, and Everything. While in Canada, I…
peterdonis

Interview with a Physics Mentor: PeterDonis

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PeterDonis is a Physics Mentor at Physics Forums Give us a little background on PeterDonisI have been interested in science since childhood.…
carlo

Interview with a Theoretical Physicist: Carlo Rovelli

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Please give us a bit of background on your life and professional experience ​Life: Born educated in Italy,​ then 10 years in the States and 15 in…
johnbaezp2

Interview with a Mathematical Physicist: John Baez Part 2

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Read part 1 of this interview. Tell us about your experience with past projects like "This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics". I was hired by U.C.…
johnbaezp1

Interview with a Mathematical Physicist: John Baez Part 1

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We are proud to introduce you to Mathematical Physicist and PF member John Baez! Give us some background on yourself. I'm interested in all kinds of…
garrettlisi

Interview with a Theoretical Physicist: Garrett Lisi

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We are pleased to introduce you to Theoretical Physicist and PF Member Garrett Lisi.  Known for riding waves and developing a unique theory of everything.…
berkeman

Interview with an Electrical Engineer: Berkeman

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Can you give us a brief history of berkeman?I grew up in a military family (my dad was an Army colonel), so we moved all over the place when I was…
chemist

Interview with a Chemist: Borek

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Give us a brief history of BorekNote: text below is of a negative pedagogical value, don't read it if you are younger than 20, attending school or…
zapperz

Interview with a Physicist: ZapperZ

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This is a new Interview category for Insights. While I line up some great new interviews I’ll be migrating some previous mentor interviews.ZapperZ is…
andyresnick

Interview with a Biophysicist: Andy Resnick

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Let me introduce you to Andy Resnick, a long time Science Advisor at Physics Forums. Tell us a little bit about how you developed an interest…
docal

Interview with a Physicist: Doc Al

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This is a new Interview category for Insights. While I line up some great new interviews I’ll be migrating some previous mentor interviews.Doc Al is…
russwatters

Interview with an Engineer: Russ Watters

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This is a new Interview category for Insights. While I line up some great new interviews I'll be migrating some previous mentor interviews.Russ…
integral - Electronics

Interview with Mentor Integral

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Meet a Mentor is a biweekly (twice a week) series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today…
DH - astrophysics

Interview with Astrophysicist D H

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Meet a Mentor is a series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet:…
georgejones - physics

Interview with Physicist George Jones

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Meet a Mentor is a weekly series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we…
evo - physics

Interview with Mentor Evo

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Meet a Mentor is a biweekly (twice a week) series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today…

Interview with Mentor LisaB

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: LisabGive…
ryan_m_b - biology

Interview with Biologist Ryan_m_b

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: @Ryan_m_bGive…
mark - math

Interview with Mathematician Mark44

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Meet a Mentor is a series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: Mark44How…
jtbell - physics

Interview with Physicist jtbell

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Meet a Mentor is a weekly series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we…
dale physics

Interview with Physicist Dale

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: DaleSpamGive…
engineering - chestermiller

Interview with Engineer Chestermiller

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful Mentors better.Constructive questions and comments are welcome!Today we meet: @ChestermillerGive…