Anthony Aguirre, PhD
Physicist, cofounder of Foundational Questions Institute
Anthony Aguirre is a theoretical cosmologist and a Harvard-trained professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He cofounded and is the associate scientific director of the nonprofit organization Foundational Questions Institute and is the cofounder of the Future of Life Institute.
He received his doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University in 2000 and then spent three years as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, before accepting a professorship in the physics department of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
He has worked on a wide variety of topics in theoretical cosmology (the study of the formation, nature, and evolution of the universe), including the early universe and inflation, gravity physics, first stars, the intergalactic medium, galaxy formation, and black holes.
March 28 - 31, 2019
Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights
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