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Anne-Katherine Burns

Ph.D. Candidate in Theoretical Particle Physics, University of California, Irvine

As a PhD student in theoretical particle physics, I am passionate about making the really interesting parts of physics more accessible to non-physicists through teaching and science communication. In addition to my research and work in science communication, I am actively working to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the scientific community. I feel especially called to help get minoritized groups involved in STEM.

I believe that anyone is capable of understanding difficult concepts in science. My goal in all of my teaching and writing it is to spark in other people the wonder that I feel when I contemplate the universe's greatest mysteries.


  • –present
    PhD candidate in theoretical particle physics , University of California, Irvine


  • 2021 
    University of California, Irvine , Masters of Science, Physics