This talk is being hosted by the Future of Humanity Institute and Department of Physics
Speaker: Professor Max Tegmark, Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, MIT
Biography: Max Tegmark is Associate Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Scientific Director of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi). He is the author of over 200 publications spanning a broad range of topics, ranging from theories and measurements of the evolution of the universe to foundational questions in gravitation and quantum mechanics. Awards for his research include a Packard Fellowship, a Cottrell Scholar Award, and an NSF Career Award. His work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year: 2003". His paper “Astrophysics: Is a Doomsday Catastrophe Likely?”, co-authored with Nick Bostrom, was published in Nature in 2005.
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