Mark Strikman is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Penn State University, in University Park, Pennsylvania. His research fields are theoretical nuclear and particle physics. Strikman has received Helmholtz Fellowships in Germany in 1999 and 2009. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, in 2013 he visits CERN as a CERN Fellow. Strikman received his degrees at Leningrad University and the Leningrad Institute of Nuclear Physics.
Kevork Spartalian is Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Vermont, in Burlington. He has an A.B. degree from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University. Spartalian’s research interests include magnetic resonance on biomolecules and related model complexes containing transition metal ions. Experimental data collected by Mossbauer spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, and magnetic susceptibility measurements are fitted to theoretical models with specific emphasis on the electronic structure at the metal site.
Milton Cole is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Penn State University, in University Park, Pennsylvania. His research field is condensed matter theory. Cole is a co-author (with L. W. Bruch and E. Zaremba) of Physical Adsorption: Forces and Phenomena, published by Oxford University Press (1997) and reprinted by Dover (2005). Cole, who held a Fulbright Fellowship at Oxford University, won the 2001 National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing. He received a B.A. degree from John Hopkins University and a Ph. D. from the University of Chicago.