Isaac Facio specializes in textile technology with an emphasis on 3D woven structures. He is part of the textile conservation staff at the Art Institute of Chicago, and leads a seminar on the hands-on study of objects at the School of the Art Institute. Isaac studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France; holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Master of Science in Textile Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK. He is on the Board of Directors of the Textile Society of America, and is artist-in-residence at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Benedikt Diemer specializes in computational astrophysics, meaning that he runs and analyzes large computer simulations. His research interest is structure formation, the gravitational collapse of matter in the universe into the structures we observe or infer today, such as galaxies and dark matter halos. He received a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago and a Master of Physics from the University of Manchester, UK. He is an Einstein post-doctoral fellow (and future assistant professor) at the University of Maryland. More information can be found on his website, and you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.