Research includes scanning tunneling microscopy and ultrafast photoemission spectroscopy.
Michael Widom received his B.A. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, both in Physics. He was then a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard University before joining the Department of Physics of Carnegie Mellon University in 1985. He has won several fellowships and awards and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He was a visiting Professor at several universities, including his alma mater Cornell and Universities Paris Sud and Jussieu in France. He is also a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School since 2007.
Dr. Youngblood will join the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh as a tenure-track assistant professor in September 2019. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota where his research focused on integrating 2D materials with silicon photonics for high-speed optoelectronic applications. From 2017 to 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford developing phase-change photonic devices for integrated optical memory and computation.
John Norton received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the New South Wales (N.S.W.) in Sydney, Australia. After working for two years as a technologist at the Shell Oil Refinery, he switched fields and pursued and obtained his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science also at the University of N.S.W. After a brief postdoc at the the Einstein Papers Project in Princeton, he joined the University of Pittsburgh as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in 1984 and stayed in the Center for Philosophy of Science ever since.