Dr. Thorngren’s PhD is in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, although he maintains collaborations with scientists from all over the world in high energy and condensed matter theory groups. His research is an attempt to unravel the relationship between symmetry, topology, and entanglement in quantum materials of all kinds. Dr. Thorngren relishes interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists in different fields and showing up to seminars on topics he knows nothing about. He also enjoys creating “math toys”, interactive visualizations of geometrical concepts that display in the browser and are accessible to anyone connected to the internet. He is passionate about helping the public understand what science is and why it is important. At Weizmann, in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, he looks forward to the open atmosphere of discussion and the intimacy of theorists and experimentalists.