Neutrino Day’s headlining speaker is Dianna Cowern, creator and host of the viral “Physics Girl” YouTube series. With over 2 million subscribers, “Physics Girl” is a resource for fun physics videos and has featured such legendary figures as Bill Nye. Cowern’s talk is our Neutrino Day finale and will take place at 4 p.m. at the Historic Homestake Opera House.

“We are so excited to bring Dianna Cowern to SURF for Neutrino Day,” said Constance Walter, communications director. “She has an enthusiasm for physics and passion for education that fits beautifully with the mission of Neutrino Day and SURF.” 

Cowern researched dark matter as an undergraduate at MIT and low-metallicity stars as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics—before working at GE as a software engineer designing mobile apps. Now, she invites everyone into the world of physics through experiments, demonstrations and cool new discoveries.

“I love how physics can explain the weird quirks of our universe,” Cowern said.


Dianna Cowern looks at the camera with safety glasses on her forehead and blue and red lighting on her face
Dianna Cowern
Neutrino Day welcomes Dianna Cowern, also known as "Physics Girl," to our 2022 event!

Dianna Cowern is the creator and host of the viral “Physics Girl” web series with over 2.2 Million Subscribers, which is a resource for fun physics videos and other materials about physics and topics related to physics.  Her videos total over 135 Million