United Academics Magazine delivers articles, interviews with experts, and long features on major scientific developments. We strive to tell quality, well-supported stories about discoveries worldwide. Our contributors cover topics from the human body and mind to the mysteries of space and physics.
Louis LapidaireFounder & CEO
I founded United Academics to create a world where scientific research results are accessible to everyone.
Rita Silva do SantosSmart by Design. Erasmus project
I joined United Academics team in 2015, during my Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, at the VU Amsterdam. By that time, I was starting to realize that, more than planning scientific experiments, I was interested in understanding how science evolved and where it is going. After joining United Academics, it became clearer that open access must be the path for science advancement. In 2016, I became United Academics's editor-in-chief.
Alexandra de CastroScience communicator/Editor-in-chief
I am a science and technology communicator and a bilingual freelance writer —Spanish and English— with a research scientist background (Ph.D. in Physics). I hold a specialization in communication and divulgation of science and technology by the University of Oviedo, Spain (2014). My fifteen years of experience as a scientist include a postdoc position at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany (DAAD fellow); Professor of physics, tenured, at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela; and Research Associate at the University of Sydney, Australia. For the last three years, I have been the Leader of the non-profit organization Persea Foundation. I joined United Academics magazine as Editor in 2021. My passions are theoretical physics, particle physics, climate change, astronomy, and space exploration.
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