I'm Josh Samani, an Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles.  I graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in physics from UC Berkeley in 2008, and I received a Ph.D. in physics from the UCLA in the Spring of 2014.  My doctoral research was in high-energy physics and centered on aspects of holography -- the AdS/CFT correspondence in particular.  My advisor was Michael Gutperle.

Here is my CV (last updated: March 2018).

I'm passionate about spreading scientific thinking and about helping people learn difficult physics and mathematics.  I use the science of learning understand how to optimize learning experiences for students of science, and more recently I’ve begun doing classroom-based research on the science of learning.

I'm an active member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the Partnership for Integration of Computation in Undergraduate Physics (PICUP). I'm an instructional consultant for the Center of Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS). I’m Director of the UCLA-APS Physics Bridge Program.

I'm a user of physics.stackexchange, but I’m less active than I used to be due to time limitations.

I can be contacted at jsamani@physics.ucla.edu.