Associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, New York
Chad Orzel is the author of three books explaining science for non-scientists: How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog. The books explain modern physics through imaginary conversations with Emmy, his German shepherd. He is also author of Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist on the role of scientific thinking in everyday life. He has a B.A. in physics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he did his thesis research on collisions of laser-cooled atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the lab of Bill Phillips, who shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics (not for anything Chad did, but it was a fun time to be in that group). His blog, Uncertain Principles, appeared at scienceblogs.com from 2002 to 2017, and currently he blogs for Forbes. His next book, Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of an Ordinary Morning, will be published in December 2018 by BenBella Books (U.S.) and Oneworld Publications (U.K.).