Sarah Cole is Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Dean of Humanities at Columbia University. A specialist in literary modernism, she is the co-founder of the NYNJ Modernism Seminar and director of the Humanities War and Peace Initiative at Columbia. She is the author of three books, Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century (Columbia, 2019), At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland (Oxford, Modernist Literature and Culture series, 2012) and Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War (Cambridge, 2003), and has published articles in journals such as PMLA, Modernism/modernity, Modernist Cultures, Modern Fiction Studies, and ELH, and in edited collections. She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Emlyn Hughes is a Professor of Physics at Columbia University and the founding director of the K=1 Project: Center for Nuclear Studies. He is an author of over 800 refereed publications in particle, nuclear, and atomic physics. Among other distinctions, he is a Fellow at the American Physical Society and the winner of the Feynman Teaching Award at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently performing an assessment of radioactive contamination in the Marshall Islands from the US nuclear weapons testing program, as well as developing a new course on nuclear weapons and nuclear testing.