Chad Orzel

Chad Orzel

Chad Orzel is a professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY, and the author of four books explaining science for non-scientists: How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog (Scribner, 2009) and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog (Basic, 2012), which explain modern physics through imaginary conversations with Emmy, his German shepherd; Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist (Basic, 2014), on the role of scientific thinking in everyday life; and his latest book, Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of an Ordinary Morning, which was published in December 2018 by BenBella Books (US) and Oneworld Publications (UK). He has a BA 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). He has been blogging about science since 2002, on his own site, at scienceblogs.com, and most recently for Forbes. 

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