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 latest book, released May 2016, is The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.

My official title is Research Professor of Physics at Caltech. I live in Los Angeles with my lovely wife, science writer Jennifer Ouellette.

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Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Mar 09, 2018

    SxSW Panel: "What AI Reveals About Our Place in the Universe"

    11:00 amFairmont Manchester EFG, Austin, TX
  • Sun, Mar 25, 2018
    Sun, Apr 01, 2018

    IAU Communicating Astronomy Conference

    Fukuoa, Japan
  • Mon, Apr 09, 2018
    Sat, Apr 14, 2018



The Big Picture

On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

NOW AVAILABLE at Amazon.com or at fine booksellers everywhere.


Recent News

Closer to Truth Interviews

March 18, 2016

Closer to Truth, the interview show by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, has added some more short interviews with me. Topics include meaning, information, free will, the...

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Arizona State Physics Colloquium

February 24, 2016

On March 3rd I’ll be visiting Arizona State University to give the physics colloquium. The topic is “Quantum Mechanics and Cosmology in Very Large Universes.”...

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March 11: World Science Festival, Brisbane, Australia

January 10, 2016

I’ll be speaking at the inaugural Australian version of the World Science Festival, to be held in Brisbane this March. Details still to be determined,...

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