Eric Michelsen

Eric L. Michelsen, PhD studies and teaches fundamental physics at UCSD and is a frequent public speaker. He is very interested in education, especially science education. His book, Quirky Quantum 

Concepts, was published by Springer in February 2014. He got his PhD in Physics at UCSD in June 2010 on an experiment testing Einstein's theory of gravity (General Relativity). The experiment traces out the orbit of the moon with a laser, often to 1 mm accuracy (the thickness of a dime). In a former life, Eric was an electrical engineer in semiconductors and communication systems. He has helped start three successful companies, including two venture-funded firms. At home, he has a wife, and two children who ask him lots of questions that he can't answer.