Sep 27, 2020
Daniel Whiteson is professor of physics and astronomy at the
University of California Irvine.
He collaborates with cartoonist, writer, producer and former engineer Jorge Cham on projects, such as: the “Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe” podcast and the PBS Kids animated series “Elinor Wonders Why.” The duo also created an illustrated book entitled "We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe."
Whiteson and his team developed the Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones (CRAYFIS) app, which uses cellphone cameras to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs).