Sophia Porter



What happens at the intersection of art and science?

This is the central question behind my Woodrow Wilson Fellowship research and the driving force behind my general philosophy. I believe that magic happens where inspiration meets explanation. The bigger the questions, the better the answers.

I’m currently studying Physics and Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University. I’ve interned at Blue Origin, SpaceX, NASA Headquarters, and the Space Telescope Science Institute. You can find my Hubble instrumentation research published here in the Astrophysical Journal.

Goddard Memorial Dinner Keynote – Art in Science

Sophia Porter


Oil is quickly becoming my favorite painting medium. There are a few examples of that here, alongside gouache, watercolor, and acrylic.

Watch my oil painting timelapse here.


I generally work with charcoal, pastel, and graphite.


Astrophotography, street portraiture, wildlife.




Hooke’s Law, or the Response of Spring to Applied Forces

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