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Monika Schleier-Smith

Science Talent Search – 2001

About Monika Schleier-Smith

Monika Schleier-Smith is a professor of physics at Stanford University where she conducts groundbreaking research on many-particle quantum systems. Her work has been recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship, a Sloan Research Fellowship and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Schleier-Smith competed in the 2001 STS and continues to engage with the Society’s research competitions, speaking to ISEF finalists about her research and her experience as a woman in STEM.

Excellence in Science and Technology

Schleier-Smith shares her thoughts on how to improve science education during the Excellence in Science and Technology Panel at ISEF in 2021.

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In the News

In 2019, Schleier-Smith was named to the SN 10 — Science News’ list of 10 scientists to watch. Learn more about her in this Conversations with Maya interview.

Notable Alumni - Monika Schleier-Smith
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Monika Schleier-Smith | 2020 MacArthur Fellow

In this video, Schleier-Smith discusses her research in quantum mechanics and its applications.

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Notable Alumni - Monika Schleier-Smith
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