Abraham Loeb

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Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. His research covers a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. At Harvard, he serves as Chair of the Department of Astronomy, Founding Director of the Black Hole Initiative, and Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation. He also serves leading roles for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, and the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space.


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