Hi, my name is Patricia Schwarz, and I am the Creatrix of this web site.
Yes, I actually did the animations and the sound and the writing - just
one person did everything on this site. Well, except for a few photos
I procured elsewhere, and of course the field of string theory itself,
which was produced by a community of physicists stretching across several
education: I started with a BA in physics from San
Francisco State (hooray for SFSU!), where I majored
in mechanical engineering but graduated in physics after finding out that
the employment opportunities for black hole engineers were slim even in
academia. Many years later I received my PhD in physics from Caltech,
where my advisor was Professor Renata Kallosh. (Here's my thesis,
in a zipped Postscript file. In order to read this file you need to have
and GSView on your system.)
Why did I start this web site? First of all, I had the enormous
luck to watch the Web being born. My very first web site on relativity,
Physics Fun, was listed on Yahoo! back when they
were still at Stanford.
a lot of fun to explore a new medium, but even more exciting when the
medium is evolving, because the newness is replenished by continual innovation.