Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Physics Guide for About.com, has studied and written about physics since 1991. He holds a Physics degree from Wabash College with honors & awards. You can find out more about his work - both in science writing and in other areas - at the following locations:
Andrew has carried out physics research at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and worked as an educational consultant in three states, specializing in science & mathematics education. He has been the About.com Guide to Physics since spring 2006. In 2009, he wrote String Theory For Dummies. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.
- One of 150 students chosen annually from the state of Indiana chosen to attend the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities in Muncie, Indiana, a magnet school for advanced study during junior & senior years of high school.
- Holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Wabash College, with minors in mathematics & philosophy. There he earned magna cum laude honors and the Harold Q. Fuller Prize in Physics.
- In 2008, earned a M.S. degree in Mathematics Education from Purdue University.
By Andrew Zimmerman Jones:
I fell in love with physics originally through science fiction, especially the stories of Isaac Asimov. This led me to read his non-fiction works on science and I became impressed with the elegance of physical laws.
Both of my parents are teachers and I never imagined that I would go into education, but I have grown to feel that spreading knowledge and understanding about science & mathematics is one of the most fulfilling jobs that I could possibly have chosen. I also write on other topics at my personal blog, The Philosopher's Stone.