Chair, Astronomy Department
Professor Loeb received a PhD in plasma physics at age 24 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1986) and was subsequently a long-term member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1988-1993), where he started to work in theoretical astrophysics. In 1993 he moved to Harvard University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy, where he was tenured three years later.
He also holds a visiting professorship at the Weizmann Institute of Science and a Sackler Senior Professorship by special appointment in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University.
Loeb has authored nearly 700 research articles and 4 books. For full publications and biographies, visit his Professional Site
- Director, Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC)
- Founding Director, Black Hole Initiative (BHI)
- Chair, Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee
- Vice Chair, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Academies
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