Avi Loeb

Avi Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science
Chair, Astronomy Department
Director, Institute for Theory and ComputationFounding Director, Black Hole Initiative (BHI) Chair, Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee Vice Chair, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Academies
Avi Loeb


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 more than 400 research articles and 3 books.

Publications: ADS , astro-ph

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA, 02138
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