Stephen R. Friberg is an experimental physicist living in Silicon Valley and working in the semiconductor industry. He has done pioneering experiments in quantum optics, optical telecommunications, and photonics, is author of 46 technical papers, seven patents, and numerous conference presentations, and has written and spoken frequently on science and religion and its relationship to the Baha'i teachings. Before moving to California, he worked 11 years at Japan's NTT Basic Research Laboratories in the Tokyo area. His Ph.D. - in quantum optics - was done under Leonard Mandel at the Physics Department of the University of Rochester and he did his postdoc at Bell Communications Research Labs in New Jersey. He became a Baha'i in Socorro, New Mexico after growing up in secular surroundings on campus at New Mexico Tech (see Growing Up With Thunderstorms). He blogs at Common Ground.