Dr. Yangyang Cheng is a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University. A member of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), she designs next generation silicon tracking detectors and searches for dark matter. Dr. Cheng received her PhD in physics from the University of Chicago in 2015 and her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Science and Technology of China’s School for the Gifted Young. She writes the science and China column for SupChina, a New York-based digital publication covering contemporary China. Her writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Teen Vogue, ChinaFile, and other publications. She is a frequent commentator on science policy in China and U.S.-China relations for print, radio, and TV outlets, including BBC, NPR, and ABC Australia.