Simon J. L. Billinge
Simon Billinge is a Professor of Applied Physics, Materials Science, and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. in materials science from Oxford University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He would love to solve the nanostructure problem, but in the meantime is developing scattering methods to that end and applying them to answer scientific and technological questions in a wide variety of nanomaterials from high-temperature superconductors to pharmaceuticals.