Deborah Berebichez is the first Mexican woman to graduate with a physics Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is a physicist, author and media personality whose initiatives to popularize science have impacted thousands of people around the world. For her Ph.D. Dissertation at Stanford, she invented a highly effective technique to focus wireless signals in targeted locations. This method allows for secure communications among desired users inside buildings. The applications of this technique extend to the medical and entertainment fields. Dr. Berebichez has also published research in the field of nano-engineering.
In addition to her research in physics, Dr. Berebichez’s passion is to popularize science and motivate young minds to think analytically about the world. This has led her to pioneer learning initiatives in schools and universities in Mexico, Africa, the US and Israel. She is a frequent public speaker and has been recognized by numerous media outlets such as Oprah, CNN, WSJ, TED, DLD, WIRED, Martha Stewart, City of Ideas, Dr. Oz Show, Celebrity Scientist and others. She regularly appears as a science expert on different international TV networks; currently she is the TV host of National Geographic’s “Humanly Impossible” show.