Professor Matias Zaldarriaga

Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences Astrophysics and Cosmology, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA

Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA

Matias Zaldarriaga has made many influential and creative contributions to our understanding of the early universe, particle astrophysics, and cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics. Much of his work centers on understanding the clues about the earliest moments of our universe encoded in the Cosmic Microwave Background, the faint glow of radiation generated by the Big Bang, and in the distribution of matter in the late universe.
He is member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the ICTP-SAIFR Scientific Council.  He is the recipient of numerous awards  among which the 2021 Gruber Prize in Cosmology, awarded jointly with Uroš Seljak and Marc Kamionski.