Alex Filippenko

in conversation with David Evans

Recorded June 17th, 2020

Alex Filippenko has produced five astronomy video courses with The Great Courses, co-authored an award-winning astronomy textbook (five editions), and appears in more than 120 television documentaries.

Alex a renowned astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley. He was the only person to have been a member of the two teams that revealed the accelerating expansion of the universe and the implied existence of dark energy.  The discovery was voted the top science breakthrough of 1998 by Science magazine and resulted in the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics being awarded to the leaders of the two project teams, as well as the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics to all team members.

David’s 40 year career has featured Founder or CEO of four start-ups and Director of two others. He has been involved in dozens of early stage technology companies either as an executive or investor and his sector expertise is in software with particular emphasis on electronic design automation.

Alex Filippenko

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