Stephen Friberg is a physicist with a research background in experimental quantum optics and lasers. He is the author of more than 45 scientific papers in a career spanning Japan and the United States and has written on science and religion. Currently, he is working in Silicon Valley at a high-tech semiconductor company and a member of the Baha’i Faith. For a biographical essay on why he is interested in science and religion, see Growing Up With Thunderstorms: A Personal Journey.
Maya Bohnhoff is a Baha’i, a New York Times bestselling author of science fiction, fantasy and alternate history, and a performing and recording musician/singer/songwriter (with her husband Jeff). She is the author of a dozen novels and her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Interzone, Baen’s Universe, Paradox and Amazing Stories. She is a founding member of the Book View Café where she writes a bi-monthly blog.
Bahram Nadimi is a system’s engineer working for an optical network company in Silicon Valley and a member of the Baha’i faith. He is passionate about how the various major religions have advanced civilization and will share his insights. His interests includes traveling, volunteering, and film. His current project is helping to produce films about the spirit and history of the Garifuna culture of Central America.
Frank Fani has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington. Except for a brief stint in the renewable energy sector, he has been working in the software industry in the greater Seattle area. His interest in the harmony of science and religion stems from his background and interest in the natural sciences and his experience in having emigrated from Iran to the US to freely practice his religion.
Ian Kluge is a poet, playwright and philosopher who lives in Prince George, B.C. He has written several books and numerous articles on Conrad Aiken, the American philosophical poet (the latest is “Conrad Aiken’s Philosophy of Consciousness.)” Other writings include philosophical analyses of the arguments of the new atheists (Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens) and numerous articles on the philosophical aspects of the Baha’i Faith.
Albert E+ is the pseudonym of a young theoretical physicist at the postdoctoral level in North America with over 20 refereed publications on topics in general relativity and cosmology, theoretical astrophysics, and approaches to quantum gravity. Albert’s goal is to provide an honest, balanced, and rational perspective on science and religion that affirms both domains of understanding.
Lisa M. Ortuno (previously Lisa M. Davis), hails from Atlanta, GA, but lives in Columbia SC where received her Ph.D. in Biology in 2002 from the University of South Carolina. Since 2002 she has worked for Applied Biosystems/Life Technolgies in technical support for genetic research and forensics labs in the United States and Canada. She is married and has two sons, a daughter and two step-sons.