Avi Loeb

Avi performed on our virtual stage for Seriously Entertaining on March 23, 2021, speaking on the evening’s theme, “From This Moment On.” Watch it below.

Avi Loeb is the former chair of the astronomy department at Harvard University (2011-2020), founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies and the advisory board for the Breakthrough Starshot project and is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His new book is The Elephant in the Universe: Our Hundred-Year Search for Dark Matter with Govert Schilling.

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