October 24, 2023
What’s outside the universe? What came before the Big Bang? Does life exist elsewhere, and if so, would we recognize it? These are the questions that excite cosmologist Edward “Rocky” Kolb.
Kolb, the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago and an APS Fellow, is the recipient of the 2024 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize. The prize recognizes physicists who’ve made “outstanding contributions” to physics and who excel in communicating with diverse audiences.