Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author. His research ranges from the origin of the universe to the origin of life, and includes the properties of black holes, the nature of time and quantum field theory. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1995 Templeton Prize, the 2002 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society and the 2011 Robinson prize in Cosmology.
Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He is the author of many scientific publications as well as several acclaimed popular books.
Tanmay Vachaspati is a highly regarded theoretical physicist working at the intersections of particle physics, astrophysics, general relativity, and cosmology. He is the author of over 150 publications on cosmic strings, magnetic monopoles, black holes, and cosmological magnetic fields. He was a Rosenbaum Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute, Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Maulik Parikh is a theoretical physicist. His research focuses on the classical and quantum nature of gravity. He has done research on black holes, theoretical cosmology, gravitational aspects of string theory, and other foundational areas in physics.
Damien Easson is a theoretical physicist researching topics such as the interface of fundamental particle physics and cosmology.He received his Ph.D. from Brown University and has worked at McGill University, Syracuse University, Durham University and Tokyo University. His research interests include the very early universe, inflation, dark energy, modified gravity, black hole physics and connections between string theory, quantum gravity and cosmology.
Ariel Anbar has received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1989 and completed his Ph.D. in Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. His topic of research uses chemical concepts and apporaches to study geological, chemical and biological processes that shape the Earth's surface environment and how they have changed through time.
Sara Imari Walker is a NASA Astrobiology Institute postdoctoral fellow. She received her PhD in Physics from Dartmouth College and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Chemical Evolution at Georgia Tech. She is fascinated by all questions regarding the nature of life in the universe.Her research focuses on the origin of life, combining techniques from theoretical physics, chemistry, and information science, to uncover how the first living systems might have arisen on a lifeless planet.