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 and the bigger the questions, the better the answers.

I’m currently studying Physics and Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University. I spent the summer of 2017 as an International Space Station intern at NASA Headquarters and the summers of 2015-2016 at the Space Telescope Science Institute doing Hubble instrumentation research that was published 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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