Tiffany Nichols focuses on the intersection of the history of physics, astrophysics, and the environment. Nichols obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering and JD from the University of Virginia. After practicing law in the area of intellectual property, she competed a Ph.D. in History of Science at Harvard University. Nichols is now a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History and the Program in History of Science. Her sponsor is Professor Angela Creager.
At this time, Nichols is writing a book based on her dissertation concerning histories of the placement of highly precise physics experiments, such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and instances when nature and the surrounding masks or mimics sought after evidence of astrophysical phenomena.