NEW: Verified Experts user group.

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LCarlson

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Hello all!

We have been working with the National Science Foundation to bring aboard some folks who are certified experts in their fields. When you see the "Verified Expert" tag on a person's profile, it's because they have earned it through education and merit. We are thrilled to have the NSF join us in our quest for knowledge and scientific truths!
We hope you will welcome them warmly.
~LC
 

LCarlson

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Our first expert:

Dr. Hank C. Jenkins-Smith
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Director, National Institute for Risk & Resilience
University of Oklahoma
Risk.ou.edu

"I am a social scientist and behavioral researcher. I study disinformation and its effects on protective behaviors. My team has a study under way tracking the spread of disinformation about the coronavirus on Twitter and its penetration into the broader public (using data from Twitter coupled with a series of monthly nationwide surveys). So I am not a virologist or epidemiologist - the questions my team can answer will be along the lines of “what kinds of claims are being made about the coronavirus?”, “how widely believed are these claims?”, and “how do these beliefs affect willingness to engage in protective measures like social distancing?”
 

LCarlson

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We welcome another fantastic expert to our forums!

Dr Joe Pesce (DrJoePesce)
Program Director
NRAO (ALMA, CDL, VLA, VLBA), Extragalactic Astrophysics
Division of Astronomical Sciences
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences
National Science Foundation

Joseph E. Pesce is a Program Director at the NSF, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Division of Astronomical Sciences. An Astrophysicist with 30 years of experience, his primary areas of interest is in the external environments of galaxies hosting super massive black holes (Active Galactic Nuclei – AGN – in particular blazars); formation and evolution of AGN and galaxies; intergalactic medium in clusters of galaxies; imaging and spectroscopy of AGN (optical, IR, UV, X-ray); multiwavelength (radio to gamma) monitoring studies of blazars; cool stars and stellar atmospheres (AGB stars, supernovae progenitors).

He is the Program Officer responsible for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Central Development Laboratory (CDL), the Very Large Array (VLA), and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA).
 
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