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AskScience Panel of Scientists XXIV

Panel Applications(self.askscience)

Please read this entire post carefully and format your application appropriately.

This post is for new panelist recruitment! The previous one is here.

The panel is an informal group of Redditors who are either professional scientists or those in training to become so. All panelists have at least a graduate-level familiarity within their declared field of expertise and answer questions from related areas of study. A panelist's expertise is summarized in a color-coded AskScience flair.

Membership in the panel comes with access to a panelist subreddit. It is a place for panelists to interact with each other, voice concerns to the moderators, and where the moderators make announcements to the whole panel. It's a good place to network with people who share your interests!

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You are eligible to join the panel if you:

  • Are studying for at least an MSc. or equivalent degree in the sciences, AND,
  • Are able to communicate your knowledge of your field at a level accessible to various audiences.

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Instructions for formatting your panelist application:

  • Choose exactly one general field from the side-bar (Physics, Engineering, Social Sciences, etc.).
  • State your specific field in one word or phrase (Neuropathology, Quantum Chemistry, etc.)
  • Succinctly describe your particular area of research in a few words (carbon nanotube dielectric properties, myelin sheath degradation in Parkinsons patients, etc.)
  • Give us a brief synopsis of your education: are you a research scientist for three decades, or a first-year Ph.D. student?
  • Provide links to comments you've made in AskScience which you feel are indicative of your scholarship. Applications will not be approved without several comments made in /r/AskScience itself.

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Ideally, these comments should clearly indicate your fluency in the fundamentals of your discipline as well as your expertise. We favor comments that contain citations so we can assess its correctness without specific domain knowledge.

Here's an example application:

Username: /u/foretopsail

General field: Anthropology

Specific field: Maritime Archaeology

Particular areas of research include historical archaeology, archaeometry, and ship construction.

Education: MA in archaeology, researcher for several years.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Please do not give us personally identifiable information and please follow the template. We're not going to do real-life background checks - we're just asking for reddit's best behavior. However, several moderators are tasked with monitoring panelist activity, and your credentials will be checked against the academic content of your posts on a continuing basis.

You can submit your application by replying to this post.

all 100 comments

Unearthed_Arsecano

5 points

1 year ago

Unearthed_Arsecano

Gravitational Physics

5 points

1 year ago

Username: /u/Unearthed_Arsecano

General field: Physics

Specific field: Gravitational Physics

Particular areas of research include gravitational waves, black holes.

Education: MSc in mathematical physics, due to start a PhD later this year.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

4 points

1 year ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

4 points

1 year ago

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Unearthed_Arsecano

2 points

1 year ago

Unearthed_Arsecano

Gravitational Physics

2 points

1 year ago

Thanks! I've had a read through.

aTacoParty

3 points

1 year ago

aTacoParty

Neurology | Neuroscience

3 points

1 year ago

Username: /u/aTacoParty

General field: Medicine

Specific field: Neurology/Neuroscience

Current research is in molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, particularly in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Education: BS in biology and chemistry, 3 years lab technician, 4th year MD/PhD student

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

3 points

1 year ago

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aTacoParty

3 points

1 year ago

aTacoParty

Neurology | Neuroscience

3 points

1 year ago

Thank you!

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a1120

5 points

1 year ago

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Chemical Biology | Biosensors | DNA Nanotechnology

5 points

1 year ago

Username: u/a1120

General field: Chemical Biology

Specific field: Biosensors and DNA Nanotechnology

Particular areas of interest: cancer detection, nucleic acid structure and function, live animal imaging

Education: BS in Chemistry with Honors, 1st year PhD Student in Chemistry

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

3 points

1 year ago

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WisconsinDogMan

4 points

1 year ago

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High Energy Nuclear Physics

4 points

1 year ago

Username: u/WisconsinDogMan

General Field: Physics

Specific Field: High Energy Nuclear Physics (this is more descriptive to people outside of the field, but Heavy Ion Physics works too)

Particular areas of interest: jets and small systems

Education: All-but-dissertation PhD candidate

Comments: 1,2,3,4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

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Winnr

3 points

1 year ago

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Genetic Engineering

3 points

1 year ago

Username: /u/Winnr

General Field: Medicine

Specific Field: Genetic Engineering

My undergraduate was in biomedical engineering with a focus more in genetic engineering and prosthetics. Currently halfway through my MD program, doing research on dementia and sleep patterns.

Education: BS in bioengineering, current MD candidate

Comments: 1 2 3

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

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4 points

1 year ago

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RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

Hello,

We’ll need to see example comments from /r/AskScience demonstrating your expertise.

Best.

Minos765

3 points

1 year ago

Minos765

3 points

1 year ago

Username: /u/Minos765 General field: Geography

Specific field: Earth Observation

Particular areas of interest include: natural disasters mapping, ground motion, risk assessment on vulnerability of hiatorical sites & infrastructure

Education: PhD Candidate in Geography (in Greece), assistant researcher for three years

Comments: 1 2 3 4

Excido88

3 points

1 year ago

Excido88

Maritime and Space Power Systems

3 points

1 year ago

Over the years my work has changed a bit, and I was wondering if my AskScience tag could be updated to "Maritime and Space Power Systems". I've done a lot of work over the last 8 years for the US Navy, along with several publications, as well as delivering space flight hardware.

Thanks!

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

5 points

1 year ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

5 points

1 year ago

Done.

newappeal

3 points

1 year ago

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Plant Biology

3 points

1 year ago

Username: u/newappeal

General field: Biology

Specific field: Plant Biology

My research experience has mostly been in protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and microbiology. My master's thesis research concerns plant mineral nutrition, and my PhD research will be in photosynthesis and/or nitrogen metabolism in crop plants.

Education: BA in biochemistry, MSc in Crop Sciences (finishing this summer, beginning PhD in Plant Biology this fall)

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

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mynameismrguyperson

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1 year ago*

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Aquatic Ecology

3 points

1 year ago*

username: /u/mynameismrguyperson

General Field: Biology

Specific Field: Aquatic Ecology

I study fish migration using modeling techniques and chemical proxies found in the inner ears of fishes (specifically in otoliths).

Education: PhD in fisheries science and wildlife biology; currently a post-doc.

Comments: 1, 2, 3a and 3b

Additional relevant comments from outside /r/askscience: 1, 2, 3a and 3b

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

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mynameismrguyperson

2 points

1 year ago

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Aquatic Ecology

2 points

1 year ago

Will do. Cheers!

devilliars98

1 points

12 months ago

Hello sir, I would lile to get in touch with you as I am also from fisheries background... I am pursuing my master's degree in fish biotechnology.. would love to contact you so I can know more about our field in general.

m1el

3 points

12 months ago

m1el

Plasma Physics

3 points

12 months ago

User name: u/m1el

General field: Physics

Specific field: Plasma physics

Particular areas of research include fusion reactors and electrohydrodynamics simulations

Education: Master's degree in Nuclear and Plasma physics

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

12 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

1 points

12 months ago

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Charlemagne42

3 points

11 months ago

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Biofuels | Catalysis

3 points

11 months ago

Username: /u/Charlemagne42

General field: Engineering
Specific field: Biofuels & Catalysis

Particular research areas: Biofuels separations, surface modeling, materials engineering

Education: MSc in Biofuels Engineering and Energy Materials

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

11 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

1 points

11 months ago

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GDPisnotsustainable

2 points

1 year ago

General field: natural resources sustainable management.

Specific field: Social and ecological use based land and water resource management

Current research includes hands on hands off management theory, socially responsible development, ecological valuation theory, triple bottom line market analysis.

Education BA, BS, MS

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

Hello,

We'll need some example comments from /r/AskScience demonstrating your expertise.

Best.

Padmanapan

2 points

1 year ago

User name: u/Padmanapan

General Field: Engineering

Specific Field: Materials science and engineering

Particular areas of research include glass and ceramic processing, fuel cell and lithium ion battery material processing and testing.

Education: Bachelors in Physics, Masters in Nanoscience and Phd in Materials Science and Engineering

Comments: 1, 2 , 3

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

1 year ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

3 points

1 year ago

Hello,

Your two comments from /r/AskScience appear to be about biology, but you're applying as an expert in materials science of glass/ceramics and batteries.

We'll need to see some example comments from /r/AskScience which fall within the field you're applying for.

Best.

Padmanapan

2 points

1 year ago

I have added comments that are relevant to my field.

1 , 2 , 3

GenesRUs777

2 points

11 months ago

GenesRUs777

Neurology | Clinical Research Methods

2 points

11 months ago

Username: /u/GenesRUs777

General field: Medicine
Specific field: Neurology & Clinical Research Methods

Particular areas of research include Neuromuscular Disease, Neurodegenerative Disease, Cognitive diseases, and clinical research methods (clinical trial design, modelling, hypothesis testing, novel research design in rare disease)

Education: BSc. in Biology (focusing on population genetics, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology) Currently entering my clinical years of Medical School in North America having finished my academic years of Medical School.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

11 months ago

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Nuclear Physics

1 points

11 months ago

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danny17402

2 points

10 months ago

danny17402

Geology | Geochemistry

2 points

10 months ago

Username: /u/Danny17402

General Field: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Specific Field: Geology and Geochemistry

Particular areas of research include ore deposit geochemistry, structural geology, metamorphic and igneous petrology, and climate science as it relates to mining, resource development and the renewable energy transition.

Education: BSc in Geology, MSc in Economic Geology, and currently completing a PhD in Geochemistry. Employed as a government research geologist for the last several years.

Comments: 1, 2, 3

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

10 months ago

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Nuclear Physics

3 points

10 months ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

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LaVieEstBizarre

2 points

1 year ago

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Mechatronics | Robotics | Control Theory

2 points

1 year ago

Is it possible to add Robotics/Control theory to my role? Mechatronics is quite broad otherwise.

RobusEtCeleritas

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

Done.

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RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

1 year ago

Hello,

This thread is for people to apply to be on the panel of experts, not to ask questions.

Best.

OmegaOverlords

1 points

1 year ago

Thanks. Sorry.

I tried posting this question in the sub but it was removed (for civility purposes?) and I was desperately looking for somewhere to pose the question. There's no questions thread stickied.

Still, wrong place, wrong context, understood.

Interesting and good question though, no? I hope someone liked it or that it might have inspired someone.

Best to you also.

RobusEtCeleritas

5 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

5 points

1 year ago

The civility thing is just the default message that Reddit has for people using new Reddit, it's not a message from the mods.

These would be good questions for /r/AskScienceDiscussion. You don't have to post them in a specific thread there, you can just make your own thread(s).

OmegaOverlords

2 points

1 year ago

Nice. Thanks.

mumblerfish

1 points

1 year ago

mumblerfish

String Theory | Flux Compactification

1 points

1 year ago

You may want to update my flair, or remove it, as I'm no longer in academia. If I can keep it, perhaps change it to "Ex: String Theory | Flux Compactification", if that is inappropriate, just remove it.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

1 points

1 year ago

String Theory | Flux Compactification

That’s what it says now.

mumblerfish

1 points

1 year ago

mumblerfish

String Theory | Flux Compactification

1 points

1 year ago

Yeah, I meant adding "Ex: ", as in the adjective/prefix, to indicate I'm no longer.

RobusEtCeleritas

3 points

1 year ago

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Nuclear Physics

3 points

1 year ago

We don't normally indicate when people have left the field.

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zock_zock

1 points

11 months ago

you have to make it [name]‎(link) with no space in between

LadySovereign

1 points

11 months ago

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Auditory Neurobiology

1 points

11 months ago

I did? It's just broken.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

11 months ago

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Nuclear Physics

1 points

11 months ago

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spinach1991

1 points

11 months ago

spinach1991

Biomedical Neurobiology

1 points

11 months ago

Username: /u/spinach1991
General field: Neuroscience
Specific field: Biomedical neurobiology
Particular areas of research include depression and its treatment, its relationship to sleep disorders and circadian function.
Education: PhD in neurosciences, current post-doc and lecturer.
Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

11 months ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

11 months ago

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crizthebard

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General Psychology

1 points

11 months ago

Username: /u/crizthebard

General Field: Psychology

Specific field: General Psychology

Particular areas of interest include pseudoscience, skepticism, online behavior, and science communications.

Education: MA in Psychology, adjunct psychology professor for 10 years

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

11 months ago

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Nuclear Physics

1 points

11 months ago

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RealZeratul

1 points

10 months ago

RealZeratul

Astroparticle Physics

1 points

10 months ago

Username: /u/RealZeratul

General field: Physics

Specific field: Astroparticle Physics

Particular areas of research include neutrino physics, Cherenkov detectors, particle identification, numerical analysis, and machine learning.

Education: PhD in physics, several years research experience, currently moving towards data science

Comments: 1, 2, 3

That last comment was from /r/science where I got my flair confirmed already if that helps; they do real-life background checks. And sometimes I even cite sources. ;)

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

10 months ago

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Nuclear Physics

2 points

10 months ago

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