I'm Paul Kaplan. I tend to wear a lot of hats. I am a Project Manager at Inventables working on the future of digital fabrication. I graduated last year from the University of Chicago majoring in Physics. I am a web programmer with a special interest in webGL and 3D interaction. I build web tools to bridge the gap between real people and 3D modeling.
Most important thing about me: I build things. Lots of things..
I've got a somewhat extensive background in experimental physics research also. So if you ever meet me at a bar and want to get me riled up, just ask about any of these:
Granular Materials - University of Chicago
I worked for two years with Heinrich Jaeger on "designed aggregates", basically piles of different shaped particles, to find specific force characteristics of jammed granular systems using 3D printing, fast X-Ray imaging and computed tomography.
Particle Astrophysics - Columbia University
I also spent two summers at Columbia on a Dark Matter balloon project, including a month at the Space Sciences Lab at Berkeley fabricating the balloon and detectors.