BAHFest Seattle 2017
BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy. And eternal glory, of course.
Come join us on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai located at 1441 – 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122
Host and Keynote
Henry Reich is the creator of stick figure science channels MinutePhysics (which he makes by himself) and MinuteEarth (produced by an excellent team of science writers & illustrators), as well as their Spanish language siblings. He has a masters in theoretical physics, a penchant for endurance sports, and moonlights as the fiddle player in a bluegrass band.
JudgeDr. Julianne Dalcanton is an astrophysicist at the University of Washington, where she studies the formation of galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope. She was an undergraduate at MIT, where she majored in physics and was captain of the women’s rugby team, after which she earned a PhD at Princeton.
JudgeSarah Andersen is a 25 year old cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets.
JudgeHenry Reich appears to be both a judge and keynote somehow. We believe quantum effects may be at play.
Austin is a mathematician, educator, imitation Canadian, dapper dresser, champion yodeler, diorama aficionado, and prolific writer of mostly true bios.
Tim Crockett is director of IT at Caiman Consulting, a company he helped co-found in 2004. When not at work, Tim enjoys trivia, eating out, traveling, eating out while traveling, trivia while traveling, trivia while eating out, and karaoke. Originally from Idaho, Tim graduated from the University of Southern California but has lived in Seattle for most of his adult life due to the weather here being a better match for his personality.
Karen is a tech overlord by day/mad scientist by night. When she isn’t thinking of creative new ways to improve the planet, she spends most her time writing comedy and making comics.
Tom used to be a physicist, then he went to the dark side: Engineering. In his wireless power start-up, LaserMotive, he’s combining welding lasers with robots to wirelessly power drones, which will usher in Skynet and doom us all. This is Tom’s second appearance at BAHfest, since Zach didn’t learn his lesson last time.
Raised in NASA’s backyard on a steady diet of computers, David has been exploring aeronautics, science, and technology ever since. He has a passion for gleefully falsifying reality, and looks forward to one day following that to its ultimate conclusion by having his mind uploaded to a computer.
Robin McLachlan is a PhD student in oceanography at the University of Washington. As a scientist, she travels all around the world to exotic, tropical beaches in pursuit of her research topic… mud, that slippery, mushy, stinky stuff that builds our coastal world. In her free time, she enjoys long walks through the woods, sipping on a good stout, and happening upon the greatest of creatures – the bear.