Astrophysicist and Author Dr. Brian Keating Talks About the “Big Bang” and Beyond

Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio, microwave and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S.Patents. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2006 and a 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President Bush for a telescope he invented and deployed at the U.S. South Pole Research Station called “BICEP”. Professor Keating became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016. He co-leads the Simons Array and Simons Observatory Cosmic Microwave Background experiments in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

Keating authored a popular science book entitled Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor about the BICEP2 affair and the concomitant problems with the Nobel Prize in physics. It is one of Amazon’s ten best non-fiction books of the month and Nature magazine’s six best of the season.

At Professor Keating’s website, you can see his many videos, podcasts, and insights into his research.