Robert E. Hampson, Ph.D. is THE (brain) scientist behind the science fiction for more than a dozen writers. He has assisted in the (fictional) creation of future medicine, brain computer interfaces, unusual diseases, alien intelligence, novel brain diseases (and the medical nanites to cure them), exotic toxins, and brain effects of a zombie virus. His science writing ranges from the mysteries of the brain to surviving the Apocalypse, from prosthetics to TV & movie diseases, and from fictional depiction of real science to living in space. His recent forays into short fiction include Science Fiction by Scientists (Springer), Riding the Red Horse (Castalia) and Black Tide Rising (Baen).
Dr. Hampson is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology with over 35 years' experience in animal and human neuroscience. His professional work includes more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles ranging from the pharmacology of memory to the effects of radiation on the brain. He is also leading the clinical testing efforts for a "neural prosthetic" to restore human memory following damage due to aging, injury or disease (publication forthcoming, Spring 2017).
With more than two million words in scientific writing alone, communicating science just for fellow scientists was not enough. As his pseudonym Dr. Tedd Roberts or Dr. Robert Hampson, his public talks on science, science fiction (and the science in science fiction) are available to professors, students and civic groups as well as SF/F conventions. He is available as a subject matter expert via the Science and Entertainment Exchange - a service of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Robert E. Hampson
Name of Event
The Xenobiologist's Dream: Designing a Believable Alien Species
Robert Hampson moderates this panel on xenobiology and the requirements necessary to design of a believable alien species.
Dr. Robert Hampson and Patty McIntosh-Mize discuss gaining and maintaining good health. Discussion will encompass multiple topics to include: Evaluation - Where do you need to find balance?, Nutrition / Food & Hydration, Sleep Hygiene, Healing from Physical Trauma and Recovering from Disease (including regular visits to doctor and dentist), Stress Response (especially breathing), Exercise/Flexibility, Relationships, Beyond Balance: new challenges and adventures.
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!) Fans of the Black Tide Rising universe won't want to miss a special announcement about this series!
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Dr. Robert Hampson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.
Dr. Robert Hampson will moderate this discussion on current problems of TBI in civilian as well and veteran populations - especially NFL and youth soccer & football. Discussion will also include how the current science and treatment has evolved courtesy of treating wounded warriors.