Andrew Zimmerman Jones

Andrew Zimmerman Jones, About.com Physics Guide and author of String Theory For Dummies. Andrew Zimmerman Jones

  • Has studied and written about physics since 1991 and holds a bachelor's degree in physics from ​Wabash College
  • Has carried out physics research at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility
  • Worked as an educational consultant in three states, specializing in science and mathematics education
  • Is a member of the National Association of Science Writers

Experience

Andrew Zimmerman Jones has carried out physics research at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and worked as an educational consultant in three states, specializing in science and mathematics education. In 2009, Jones co-authored "String Theory for Dummies." He is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers. Jones wrote 185 articles for ThoughtCo over the course of 10 years on topics ranging from the definition of energy to vector mathematics.

Education

Andrew Zimmerman Jones holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Wabash College, with minors in mathematics and philosophy. Jones graduated magna cum laude from Wabash and won the Harold Q. Fuller Prize in Physics, which is presented annually to the junior physics major judged by the school's physics department to be the most worthy student. In 2008, he earned a Master of Science degree in mathematics education from Purdue University.

Publications

Andrew Zimmerman Jones co-authored "String Theory for Dummies" in 2009. String theory is a mathematical theory that tries to explain certain phenomena that are not currently explainable under the standard model of quantum physics. Jones also authored "The Science of Heroes: Flying Men, Immortal Samurai, and Destroying the Space-Time Continuum," which was included in the book "Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book, Save the World." He also co-authored "Pseudoscience, Scientific Revolutions, and Dr. Chandra Suresh," which was published in the same book.

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