Nathaniel Lasry received his undergraduate degree in physics from Université de Sherbrooke (1996) and a Masters in high-energy physics from the Université du Quebec a Montreal (2000). He completed a Bachelors of Education at the University of Ottawa (1999) before beginning to teach physics at John Abbott College. Shocked by the disconnect that his students perceived between abstract classroom-physics and the view of physics as embedded in the real-world, he then completed a PhD in Education at McGill University (2006). Dr Lasry spent the following two years as a post-doc at the Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Science working with Prof. Eric Mazur. He went on to develop the first online Problem-Based Learning resource for College physicsin French and English. This digital resource, used by over a thousand teachers across 6 continents, is indexed in major digital libraries such as org. He is also the author of Understanding Authentic Learning: from social practice to neuro-cognitive processes and of several papers on science education, ranging from neurocognitive models of learning to the effectiveness of technology in classrooms. Dr Lasry was awarded the Saut-Quantique-Merck Frosst teaching prize in 2006 and the Canadian Association of Physicists Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010. Dr Lasry continues to enjoy teaching physics at John Abbott College and devotes much of his time to Physics Education Research. He is the founding president of the Quebec Association of Physics Teachers, a faculty member of the Center for the Study of Learning and Performance and the Director of Affiliate Members of the Canadian Association of Physicists. In his spare time, he enjoys portraying the magic of physics through the physics of magic; something he can occasionally be seen demonstrating on Discovery Channel or CanalD.