Physics Girl is a resource for fun physics videos and other science materials. Initially started as a post-college personal project, it has grown into a resource for teachers, a source of entertainment for physics nerds, and a way to share a passion for physics while advocating for women in STEM.
PHYSICS GIRL TEAM
Dianna Cowern is the creator of Physics Girl. Driving tractors on a farm in Hawaii where she grew up somehow led to science and engineering pursuits. Nicknamed “happy pants” in college, Dianna researched dark matter with Prof. Jocelyn Monroe as an undergraduate at MIT, and low-metallicity stars with Prof. Anna Frebel as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, before bringing her happy intern pants to GE where she worked as a Software Engineer designing mobile apps. Eventually, she started exercising the nerdy side of her brain on YouTube as Physics Girl before (and while) heading over to UCSD as a science outreach coordinator. She loves to surf, SCUBA dive and play the ukulele.
Physics Girl writer Sophia Chen fell in love with physics in college, upon discovering that it was the most no-nonsense field she had ever studied. No bluffing, only careful reasoning, could lead her to a better understanding of the universe. After a couple years of researching atoms, fiddling with lasers, and crunching large databases full of numbers, Sophia earned her M.S. in physics at the University of Arizona and decided to become a science writer. An Ohio native, she now works as a freelance writer in sunny Tucson, Arizona, to spread the physics joy over the Internet and also on that thing called paper.