Nicole Ackerman


I am queer and I am a physics professor. //

I’m currently an assistant professor of physics at Agnes Scott College, a trans-inclusive women’s college outside of Atlanta. I teach all levels of physics, especially classes with an experimental focus. My research uses Monte Carlo computer simulations to better understand new ways to treat and image cancer. Before working in biomedical physics, I was in particle physics and performed research at CERN and the SLAC National Accelerator Lab. I still try to travel the world, including teaching in India and performing research in Italy. I’m fortunate to be involved with lgbt+physicists, a grass-roots organization advocating for queer physicists.