I'm a theoretical physicist, specializing in quantum mechanics, gravitation, cosmology, statistical mechanics, and foundations of physics, with occasional dabblings elsewhere. This site contains information about me, including research and my CV, plus news, books, videos, and other activities. My newest book, Something Deeply Hidden, is about quantum mechanics, Many Worlds, and the emergence of spacetime; it will be released on 10 Sept. I recently started a podcast, Mindscape, where I interview smart people about interesting ideas.

My official titles are Research Professor of Physics at Caltech and Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. I live in Los Angeles with my lovely wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thu, Sep 26, 2019

    Discussion with Annalee Newitz

    7:30 pmSkylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA
  • Wed, Oct 09, 2019

    Public Lecture, University of Washington

    7:30 pmKane Hall 130, UW, Seattle, WA

Something Deeply Hidden

Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

Just released!

Mindscape Podcast