We have no particular credentials, at least none that are of any interest or applicability to the topics at hand. Jessica is an I.T. geek and web developer, and Reuben is a physicist. We both have strong opinions. Reuben likes math. And graphs. Lots of graphs. So, enjoy!
Oh also, and this should go without saying, we are in no way affiliated with American Idol, nor do we purport to be any source of anything at all, except perhaps amusement. Hopefully, of amusement.
Reuben is a physicist currently working as a postdoctoral researcher. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Riverside, as well as an MS in Physics and a BA in Physics from Claremont McKenna College. Principal research topics include surface physics and chemistry, ion scattering, and electron spectroscopies. He is currently working on studying surface chemical reactions from mineral surfaces and meteorites using spatially resolved spectroscopies, electron and photon stimulated desorption, and photoionization for purposes of mass spectroscopy.