Avi Loeb

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Biography:

Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, serves as the science theory director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, as well as chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies.

Author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, Time selected Loeb as one of the twenty-five most influential people in space. He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24.

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Surviving Death / Interstellar Visitor

Journalist Leslie Kean, along with director Ricki Stern, discussed evidence for life continuing after death. Followed by astronomer Avi Loeb with his theory that 'Oumuamua was a piece of advanced alien technology. More »

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Expert in sustainable agriculture, David Blume spoke about the benefits of alcohol/ethanol fuel. Followed by film producer Lionel Friedberg on the amazing power of African shamans.

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