FYI Team

FYI is an editorially independent science policy news service from the American Institute of Physics. FYI also maintains webpages that consolidate information about federal science budgets, legislation, and leaders.

Mitch AmbroseMitch Ambrose

Director of Science Policy News and Analysis

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+1 301-209-3095

Mitch earned a B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota and studied abroad at the Large Hadron Collider. He previously was a fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and worked for the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.


Will ThomasWill Thomas

Senior Science Policy Analyst

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+1 301-209-3097

Will earned a B.A. in history from Northwestern University, with a minor in physics, and received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the history of science. He then held a postdoc position with the AIP Center for History of Physics and was a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, working on the intersections between science and policy. His book, Rational Action: The Sciences of Policy in Britain and America, 1940-1960, was published by MIT Press in 2015.


Andrea Peterson

Science Policy Analyst

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+1 301-209-3066

Andrea earned a a B.A. in physics and mathematics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She previously was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics.


Jacob Taylor

Senior Editor for Science Policy

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+1 301-209-3068

Jacob Taylor earned a B.A. in international public policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously served as the editorial manager for the Institute for the Study of War. He is a co-recipient of the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Excellence in Journalism award for his work on Homesick, a multimedia reporting project on asthma and ill health in Baltimore.