ABRAHAM (AVI) LOEB is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, where he directs the Black Hole initiative and the Institute for Theory and Computation. He was the longest-serving chair in the history of Harvard's astronomy department.
A member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, he also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot initiative and the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies, and serves as the science theory director for all initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
Author of five books and 800 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.