Matt Tao – 2024 Wonderfest Science Envoy

Matt Tao is a 4th-year graduate student at UC Berkeley where he conducts experiments that take advantage of the wave nature of particles to measure accelerations to high precision. By measuring these accelerations very precisely, one can put bounds on possible theories for dark energy and quantum gravity. Outside of research, Matt enjoys playing piano, doing martial arts (Wing Chun!), and relaxing outside. Matt is also passionate about learning and teaching and is excited to join the Wonderfest Science Envoy program.