Michael B. Dennin

210K Rowland Hall University of California Irvine Irvine, CA 92697 (949) 824-2995 mdennin@uci.edu
Title: 
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Dean of Division of Undergraduate Education
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Education: 

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Biography and Research: 

Professor Dennin earned his A. B. from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He held a postdoctoral position at UCLA. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar. 

Professor Dennin's main research interest is systems that exhibit emergent properties. These include the behavior of complex fluids, such as foam and sand, as well as the complex dynamics of biological systems. 

Professor Dennin is well-known for popularizing science for the public. He has taught many online courses on the nature of science, including team teaching a MOOC based on the television program, The Walking Dead. He has appeared on a number of television programs, including Spider-man Tech, Batman Tech, Star Wars Tech, and Ancient Aliens. 

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