Henderson is the managing director of the Mobius Art and Science Initiative.
Ruthanna Gordon is an assistant professor of cognitive psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her work focuses on biases in memory and decision making. She’s studied human error in medical diagnosis, credibility judgments, and responses to emerging technologies. Over the last several years, she has become increasingly interested in the intersection between cognition and sustainability—and the ways that psychological “nudges” can be used to successfully implement sustainable policy. You can follow her Twitter feed on these topics at @Green_Minds.
Vijayalakshmi Kalyanaraman has been working as a postdoctoral research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory for the last two years. She has been investigating astrochemical reactions, using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and optical luminescence techniques, in an effort to understand the origin of life on the earth. She has studied reaction mechanisms in thin film amino acids, DNA, and organic molecules when bombarded with soft x-rays from advanced photon sources. She is now on her way to take up new challenges.
Minna Krejci is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. In her current research, she uses X-ray microscopy and imaging techniques at the Advanced Photon Source to try to solve mysteries about how organisms form minerals like bone and teeth. (She spends a lot of time making and staring at pretty pictures). Most of her work involves a type of green algae that she hopes to use for cleanup of radioactive waste, but she’s also had the opportunity to work with honeybees, sea urchins, mussels, and clams. Once she finishes her PhD, she plans to move on to bigger and better things, but she has yet to figure out what those things are (suggestions are welcome).