These are a list of the Google 2011 science fair judges. They each bring with them a wealth of experience in the various fields of science and a ton of prestige for their accomplishments which is no wonder why they were each picked by Google.
Spencer Wells is a scientist that has a PHD in biology from Harvard University. He has won several awards in the field of science most notably is the Kistler Prize in 2007 for his work in genetics.
Tierney Thys graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biology. She got her PHD in zoology from Duke University. She is an avid scuba diver and works for National Geographic Emerging Explorers.
Thomas Taha Rassam Culhane graduated with a degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University. He currently lives in Essen, Germany and has worked with the National Geographic Emerging Explorers. he teaches people in third world countries to install and use solar water heaters. He hopes to teach them to use alternative technologies to improve their living conditions.
Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a PHD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She has helped in the development of environmental friendly methods of recycling. She is the director of sustainable material research and technology at the University of South Whales in Sydney, Australia.
Peter Norvig was the director of Search Quality at Google from 2002 to 2005. He used to work for as Nasa as the senior computer scientist. He received his PHD from the University of Berkley California.
Marion Nestle holds a PHD in Molecular Biology and a MPH in public nutrition from the University of Berkley California. She is probably best known for her research into influences on food choices. She typically writes for the San Francisco Chronicle on a column titled Food Matters.
Kary Mullis is a chemist that has already won the Nobel Peace prize. He has a PHD in Biochemistry from the University of Berkley, California. He has been working on ways to neutralize pathogens and toxins that invade the immune system.
Dean Kamen is an accomplished physicist and an inventor that loves to tinker. He holds more than 440 patents for medical devices in the US and other countries.
Rolf-Dieter Heuer has established himself in the scientific world in the area of particle and astroparticle physics. He was a leader in designing a jet chamber tracking system while working for the OPAL experiment in Switzerland.
Marietta DiChristina overseas work for the Scientific American Mind as a science journalist. She has has made her mark on the scientific community with her works for other companies such as Popular Science and American Society of Editors and Journalist.
Vinton G. Cerf was once responisble for identifying new technologies that will support internet based products for Google.. He earned his PHD in computer science form UCLA and has often been refered to as the father of the internet by those who know his work the best.
Alice Bell is a writer that studies children’s interest in science. She is well know for articles that she has written for publications such as the Gaurdian, Chemistry World, and the Times of London.