John Staunton is a second-year graduate student at Columbia University. He is currently doing research on the Trans-Planckian Censorship Conjecture and the symmetries behind the vanishing love numbers of black holes. In the past, he worked on interstellar dust with Frits Paerels at Columbia, Dual AGNs with Ezequiel Treister in Chile at Pontificia Universidad Católica, and infrared optics with Dmitri Basov at Columbia. He is most passionate about making education accessible to all. In the past, he volunteered for the Boys & Girls Club and worked as a debate coach for high school students without institutional support. Currently, he is working on the Physics Scholars Program, a program he co-founded to bridge the gap between high school and college for those without a strong physics background, the institution of active learning in introductory physics recitations, and Spectra, the club for diversity and inclusion at Columbia. He is more than happy to answer any and all questions through email at [email protected].
My Tetris sprint time is 44 seconds and I've watched Avatar the Last Airbender 44 times.