Scott Hershberger

Twitter: @scotthersh314
Email: scotthersh42@gmail.com

I am a science communicator focusing on math, physics, and the environment. This fall, I will begin a master’s program in science communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where I plan to focus on climate communication.

Currently, I foster public engagement with math as the Communications and Outreach Content Specialist at the American Mathematical Society. Before that, I wrote about all areas of science for Scientific American through the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship program, and I wrote about particle physics for Fermilab and Symmetry.

I earned my bachelor’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Physics and Mathematics and a minor in Spanish. I wrote my senior thesis on representation theory, a branch of math that combines linear algebra and group theory. I also researched parity-time symmetry in quantum mechanics. I enjoyed exploring the deep unanswered questions about the universe, but by my senior year, I knew that I wanted to build a career connecting scientists and the public to address the problems we face as a society.

When I’m not thinking about science, you can often find me at my keyboard composing music for jazz combos, chamber ensembles, and solo piano.


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