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Brian Keating

Brian Keating is a Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. He is a public speaker, inventor, and an expert in the study of the universe’s oldest light, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), using it to…

Shri Kulkarni

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Roger Blandford

Timothy Ferris

Licia Verde

Licia Verde is an Italian cosmologist and theoretical physicist and currently ICREA Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Barcelona. Her research interests include large-scale structure, dark energy, inflation and the cosmic microwave background. She received a Laurea degree in 1996 from University of Padua and a PhD in 2000 from the University…

Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine Hossenfelder is an author and theoretical physicist who researches quantum gravity. She is creator and producer of the YouTube channel “Science Without the Gobbledygook”. She is the author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, which explores the concept of elegance in fundamental physics and cosmology, and her latest book, Existential Physics:…

Robbert Dijkgraaf

Robbert Dijkgraaf is the Director and Leon Levy professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.  He is a mathematical physicist who has made significant contributions to string theory and the advancement of science education. His research focuses on the interface between mathematics and particle physics. In addition to finding surprising and deep connections…

Luke Barnes

Luke A. Barnes is a theoretical astrophysicist, cosmologist, and postdoctoral researcher at Western Sydney University. He received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 2009.   He is a John Templeton Fellow. He has published papers in the fields of galaxy formation and the fine-tuning of the Universe for life. He is the…

John Peacock

John Peacock is a cosmologist, astronomer and professor of cosmology in the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.  Peacock studied physics at the University of Cambridge, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1981. He worked as a research astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, where he was appointed Head of Research in 1992.   He is…

Joseph Silk

Joseph Silk is Homewood Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. He studied at Cambridge and earned his PhD from Harvard in 1968. Silk was a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge and Princeton, and taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Oxford.  He joined Johns Hopkins in 2010.  Silk has…

Pedro Ferreira

Pedro G. Ferreira is a professor in astrophysics at the University of Oxford and Fellow Oriel College.  Ferreira’s field of expertise is theoretical cosmology and astrophysics. He works on the origin of large scale structure in the universe, on the general theory of relativity and on the nature of dark matter and dark energy.  His…