Brian Wecht

Speaker Bio

Brian Wecht

Brian Wecht is a theoretical physicist, musician, and comedian who has held research positions at Harvard University, the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Michigan. Brian is currently a faculty member at Queen Mary, University of London, where his research focuses on string theory and supersymmetry. Brian is also half of the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party, in which he (“Ninja Brian”) plays piano in a ninja costume while his partner “Danny Sexbang” dances around in a kimono and sings. Ninja Sex Party’s music videos have over 20 million views on YouTube, and have been featured selections at SXSW, the LA Comedy Shorts Festival, and Dragon*Con. Additionally, Brian’s recent nerdcore album “Starbomb”, created with Danny Sexbang as well as YouTube personality Egoraptor, has spent almost two months as number one on the Billboard comedy charts so far this year. Finally, Brian is the co-founder of The Story Collider, a science-themed live storytelling show and podcast.

NECSS Appearances:
NECSS 2012