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Professor Matthew Szydagis

Prof. Matthew Szydagis received his PhD from the University of Chicago. He is now as Associate Professor at the University at Albany SUNY studying experimental particle astrophysics, in particular the direct detection of dark matter WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) and general detector development for “rare event” searches. He is also a member of UAPx, seeking technosignatures from non-human intelligences.

He grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation right away from Season One from the age of five and simply fell in love with the character of Lt. Cmdr. Data, realizing that science officer was the position for him.