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 Professor Avi Loeb        
 ( Albert Löb)        
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Center for Astrophysics
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Cambridge, MA, 02138
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Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a bestselling author (in lists of the New York Times,Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, L'Express and more). He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative (1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb has written 8 books, including most recently, Extraterrestrial (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), and nearly a thousand papers (with h-index of 119 and i10-index of 543) on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. Loeb is the Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (2007-present) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , and also serves as the Head of the Galileo Project (2021-present). He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy (2011-2020) and the Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative (2016-2021). He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. Loeb is a former member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House, a former chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies (2018-2021) and a current member of the Advisory Board for "Einstein: Visualize the Impossible" of the Hebrew University. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative (2016-present) and serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space and in 2020 Loeb was selected among the 14 most inspiring Israelis of the last decade. Click here for Loeb's commentaries.  


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*Extraterrestrial: 28 editions in 25 languages worldwide (2021).

*Extraterrestrial summary, HMH (2021).



*Extinction of Gamma-Rays by Sunlight, Medium (July 1, 2022).

*Quantum Gravity Engineers, Medium (June 29, 2022).

*Will Humanity Be Saved by Deus Ex Machina?, Medium (June 27, 2022).

*Galileo Would Have Been Proud of Our Project, Medium (June 25, 2022).

*Recalculating Academia, Medium (June 22, 2022).

*Three Unsung Heroes from Our Cosmic Past, Medium (June 20, 2022).

*Survival of the Optimist, Medium (June 15, 2022).

*Could UAP Have Kinship to Our AI Systems, Medium (June 14, 2022).

*Music gift from Amir Siraj, Medium (June 14, 2022).

*Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery, Medium (June 11, 2022).

*The Bliss of an Academic Family, Medium (June 9, 2022).

*The Beginner's Mind of Machine Learning, Medium (June 4, 2022).

*Technological Selection in the Race to Interstellar Space, Medium (June 2, 2022).

*Quantum Tunneling of Dark Matter, Medium (May 31, 2022).

*With Age Comes Wisdom, Medium (May 29, 2022).

*The Trading Card of Human Civilization, Medium (May 25, 2022).

*Galactic Kites, Medium (May 21, 2022).

*Thoughts About the First Congressional Hearing on Unidentified Objects in Half a Century, Medium (May 18, 2022).

*Alleviating the Tyranny of the Rocket Equation, Medium (May 15, 2022).

*Intergalactic Travel With MOND Rockets, RNAAS (May 14, 2022).

*Congressional Hearing: Pushing the Frontiers of Science With Government Data, The Hill (May 13, 2022).

*Pushing the Frontiers of Science With Government Data, Medium (May 11, 2022).

*Sound of CNEOS 2014-01-08Seismometer on Manus Island (May 11, 2022).

*Fishing In Extraterrestrial Seas, Medium (May 6, 2022).

*Cherish Those Junior Moments, Medium (May 3, 2022).

*How to guide our life?, Medium (May 1, 2022).

*The Memory Effect, Medium (April 25, 2022).

*The New Horizons Meteor, Medium (April 22, 2022).

*The First Interstellar Meteor Had a Larger Material Strength Than Iron Meteorites, Medium (April 18, 2022).

*Interstellar Meteor Debate, New York Times (April 15, 2022).

*Scooping Interstellar Fragments from the Ocean Floor, Medium (April 13, 2022).

*Fix the Money to Leave the World, Bitcoin 2022 (April 8, 2022).

*Annoncing the Closest and Farthest Objects from Outside Our Cosmic Neighborhood on the Same Week, Medium (April 7, 2022).

*The Most Distant Galaxy Yet, New York Times (April 7, 2022).

*The First Interstellar Meteor, DoD (April 6, 2022).

*How Bright Can a Source in the Sky Be?, Medium (April 2, 2022).

*The Scientific Method, Medium (March 31, 2022).

*What is Missing In Academia?, Medium (March 28, 2022).

*What is Dark Matter?, Medium (March 23, 2022).

*The Galileo Project, BBC Science Focus (March 21, 2022).

*The Silence of Snow, Medium (March 20, 2022).

*The Substitute for the drake Equation in Extraterrestrial Space Archaeology, Medium (March 16, 2022).

*Spurious Radial Migration in Milky Way, RNAAS (March 16, 2022).

*The Future of Science, The Marginalia Review of Books (March 11, 2022).

*The First Interstellar Meteor, Medium (March 10, 2022).

*Oh, if I could talk to the aliens, Harvard Gazette (March 8, 2022).

*Intelligent Communication, Medium (March 8, 2022).

*Communicating with Extraterrestrials, Medium (March 6, 2022).

*Life Under the Ice, Medium (February 26, 2022).

*What Do the Best Scientists in the Milky Way Know?, Medium (February 23, 2022).

*Milky-Way Gifts to Life Expectancy, Medium (February 20, 2022).

*Fun Facts About Neptune, Newsweek (February 20, 2022).

*Mind the Gap: Cosmic Stoicism, Medium (February 16, 2022).

*The Unidentified, 60 Minutes Australia (February 15, 2022).

*Our Biggest Global Challenge, The Hill (February 14, 2022).

*Stellar Engines, The DeBrief (February 9, 2022).

*Mysterious 18-Minute Radio Pulses Are Not from "Little Green Men", Medium (February 8, 2022).

*Galileo Project, The Guardian (February 5, 2022).

*Why NASA Should Build An Even Bigger Telescope, The Hill (February 3, 2022).

*Galaxies Expand As They Emit Light, Medium (February 3, 2022).

*Q&A on Galileo Project, Jesse Michels, American Alchemy (January 29, 2022).

*Two Choices in Space Exploration, The Hill (January 27, 2022).

*Paranormal Activity, Science (January 27, 2022).

*Can We Find UAP from Above?, The Hill (January 24, 2022).

*Life Lessons After Sixty Years, Medium (January 24, 2022).

*Chasing Oumuamua, Newsweek (January 21, 2022).

*An Interview in the Metaverse, The Hill (January 18, 2022).

*Can Intelligence be Digitized?, Medium (January 17, 2022).

*Interview with an NFT, Marc Fernandez, Club Metaverse (January 13, 2022).

*The Hunt for Extraterrestrial Technology, Vimeo (January 12, 2022).

*Extraordinary Evidence Requires Extraordinary Funding, The DeBrief (January 11, 2022).

*Are We Investing Trillions on What Matters?, The Hill (January 8, 2022).

*Virtual Realities May Solve Fermi's Paradox About Extraterrestrials, The Hill (January 5, 2022).

*Looking Through the Windows, Medium (January 2, 2022).

*Reinvigorating the UAP Legacy of Senator Harry Reid, The Hill (January 1, 2022).

*Top 50 SpaceTech Leaders, SpaceTech Analytics (2021).

*News Which Went Over Our Heads, Boston Globe Magazine (December 29, 2021).

*Science Teaches Us Modesty, Instagram (December 29, 2021).

*JWST, The Daily Galaxy (December 28, 2021).

*Sec. 1683 of NDAA 2022, US Congress (December 28, 2021).

*The Launch of JWST, TV News (December 28, 2021).

*The Science of JWST, Al Jazeera English (December 27, 2021).

*We Need Scientific Analysis of Satellite Data on UAP, Medium (December 27, 2021).

*Fishing in Interstellar Space, The DeBrief (December 26, 2021).

*Against the Wind, Medium (December 22, 2021).

*Virtual Reality Makes Us Egotistical and Science Demands Humility, The DeBrief (December 22, 2021).

*Will We Soon Rewrite Textbooks on Our Place in the Universe?, The Hill (December 19, 2021).

*The Tricky Reality of Reality, Medium (December 17, 2021).

*Superhumanize, Podcast (December 15, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrial selected to longlist of PEN/E.O WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE AWARD", BookRiot (December 15, 2021).

*Oumuamua is among "Best of the Year" Phys.org articles of 2021", Phys.org (December 14, 2021).

*Dating the Next `Oumuamua, The DeBrief (December 14, 2021).

*Choosing Risks and Looking for ET, Medium (December 10, 2021).

*Risk Assessment in Mainstream Science, The Hill (December 8, 2021).

*The Fly on the Porch of My Home, The DeBrief (December 2, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrial" is number one among recommended space books for the holidays, Interesting Engineering (November 28, 2021).

*"Health Risks of Space Tourism: Is It Responsible to Send Humans to Mars?", The Hill (November 27, 2021).

*"AI-Scientists May Usher In a Bright Future in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence", The Debrief (November 24, 2021).

*"When Did Life Start in the Universe?", Scientific American (November 24, 2021).

*"Space Exploration and Spirituality", Medium (November 21, 2021).

*"Why Science and Religion Come Together When Discussing Extraterrestrial Life", The Hill (November 18, 2021).

*"Should We Trust Our Future AI Scientists?", Medium (November 16, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrial" is an Best Science Book of the Year and Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, Amazon (November 16, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrials and Religion", Medium (November 14, 2021).

*"Attention to Anomalies", Inference (November 12, 2021).

*"Our Future In Space", National Cathedral, Washington DC (November 10, 2021).

*"Everthing You Need to Know About the Galileo Project", Medium (November 7, 2021).

*"Mention of Galileo Project by the US Senate", Congressional Record (November 5, 2021).

*"Our Universe Inspires Modesty, Curiosity and Calm", Medium (November 5, 2021).

*"Book Review: Life In The Cosmos", The Inquisitive Biologist (November 5, 2021).

*"The Messenger", Boston Magazine (November 2, 2021).

*"Could Our Universe Be Someones Chemistry Project?", Universe Today (November 2, 2021).

*"Our Future In Space", Medium (November 2, 2021).

*"Peace BAR Festival 2021, In Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace", Kyung Hee University, Global Academy for Future Civilizations (October 29, 2021).

*"Let Many Flowers Bloom In Space", Medium (October 27, 2021).

*"Our Avatars in Space", Medium (October 25, 2021).

*"On the Possibility of an Artificial Origin for `Oumuamua", Astrobiology (October 19, 2021).

*"Protocol for Contact with Extraterrestrial Equipment", Medium (October 17, 2021).

*"Was Our Universe Created in a Laboratory?", Scientific American (October 15, 2021).

*"In Search for Anomalies", Medium (October 14, 2021).

*"Our Future In Space", Ignatius Forum, National Cathedral, Washington DC (November 10, 2021).

*"A.I. Astronauts from Advanced Civilizations", Medium (October 11, 2021).

*Podcast on Black Holes, Surprisingly Brilliant (October 11, 2021).

*"Be Kind to Extraterrestrial Guests", Medium (October 5, 2021).

*"Microbes, Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence", Scientific American (October 2, 2021).

*"Our Ego Trip In The Cosmos", Medium (September 29, 2021).

*"The Play Is Not About Us", Medium (September 27, 2021).

*"How To Search for Life as We Don't Know It", Medium (September 26, 2021).

*"Rising Above the Rubble", Medium (September 24, 2021).

*Profile, Smithsonian Magazine (October, 2021).

*Q&A with Sarah Scoles, National Book Festival, Library of Congress (Sep 22, 2021).

*Audio interview by Kobi Barkay (in hebrew), Israel Radio Kan (September 23, 2021).

*"Imagination Is Not a Consequence of Formal Education", Medium (September 21, 2021).

*"The Next Sunrise Will Look Different", Medium (September 20, 2021).

*"Astronomers Should Be Willing to Look Closer at Weird Objects on the Sky", Scientific American (September 19, 2021).

*"Superconductivity and Faraday's Law", Professor Lewin (September 18, 2021).

*"A conversation with Avi Loeb (in hebrew)", Kan, Israel (September 18, 2021).

*"Will Autonomous AI Systems Replace Astronauts?", Medium (September 17, 2021).

*"Note to Branson and Bezos: Extraterrestrials Will Not Be Impressed", Scientific American (September 15, 2021).

*"Galileo Project: Religion, Science and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life", The Hill (September 15, 2021).

*"The Wonder of Avi Loeb", Smithsonian Magazine (October, 2021).

*"The `Adults in the Room' Could Be Scientists", Medium (September 14, 2021).

*"A Sermon About Extraterrestrials", Medium (September 14, 2021).

*"Looking for Interstellar Monuments", Scientific American (September 11, 2021).

*"National Book Festival Appearance", Library of Congress (September 22, 2021).

*"Lecture, Book Signing and Film", Coolidge Corner (October 18, 2021).

*"High Holidays Sermon about `Extraterrestrial'", Rabbi Rob Dobrusin, Ann Arbor, MI (September 12, 2021).

*"To Look or Not To Look, That Is The Question!", Scientific American (September 6, 2021).

*"Galileo Project", The Hill (August 28, 2021).

*"Some `Defenders' of Science Might Actually Be Hurting It", Medium (August 24, 2021).

*"ET Search", BILD, Germany (August 23, 2021).

*"Interstellar Objects Outnumber Oort Cloud Objects", Daily Mail, UK (August 23, 2021).

*"When Will We Hear From Extraterrestrials?", Scientific American (August 15, 2021).

*"The Galileo Project", Israeli TV (August 4, 2021).

*"The Galileo Project", All Things Considered, NPR/WGBH (August 3, 2021).

*"To Understand UAP We Need Megapixel Imagery", Scientific American (August 2, 2021).

*"The Galileo Project", The Guardian, UK (July 27, 2021).

*"Review of `Life In The Cosmos' textbook", pressreader (July 27, 2021).

*"Announcing A New Plan for Solving the Mystery of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena", Scientific American (July 26, 2021).

*"Harvard Astronomer Revolutionizes Search for Alien Life with New Project", Jerusalem Post (July 26, 2021).

*"Q&A at Goldman Sachs", YouTube (July 13, 2021).

* King Princess Learns About Extreaterrestrials, V Wanna Know Podcast with Mathias Rosenzweig (July 13, 2021).

*"How to Tell if Extraterrestrial Visitors Are Friend or Foe", Scientific American (July 12, 2021).

*Podcast on "Extraterrestrials", The Metaphysical Circus, Israeli Broadcast Corporation (in hebrew) (July 8, 2021).

*"How Humanity Can Earn the Respect of Extraterrestrials", Scientific American (July 3, 2021).

*Q&A, Humo-Magazine, Belgium (June 28, 2021).

*Pentagon Report, Jersualem Post (June 27, 2021).

*Conversation with Jamarl Thomas, Radio (Washington DC) (June 26, 2021).

*Interview in "Good Morning Israel", Israel (June 26, 2021).

*Are We Alone?, Der Spiegel cover story (in German) (June 26, 2021).

*Scientists Should Identify the Unidentified in the Pentagon Report, The Hill (June 25, 2021).

*"Pentagon Report", Newsweek (June 24, 2021).

*"What We Can Learn From Studying UFOs", Scientific American (June 24, 2021).

*"World Minds Forum", Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Germany (June 23, 2021).

*"A Possible Link Between `Oumuamua and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena", Scientific American (June 22, 2021).

*"The Willingness to Question", Thrive Global (June 22, 2021).

*"ET, Israel and Dark Matter", Jake Newfield Podcast, Spotify (June 22, 2021).

*"Identifying the Unidentified", Event Horizon, YouTube (June 21, 2021).

*"Knowledge", FOCUS Magazine, Germany (June 25, 2021).

*"Intelligent Life Beyond Earth", York Festival of Ideas (June 20, 2021).

*"How to Detect Heat from Extraterrestrial Probes in Our Solar System", Scientific American (June 17, 2021).

*"Alien Civilizations", Masha Glozman, Ha'aretz Online (June 16, 2021).

*Creativity, Becky Arbiv and Rohin Maganti, "After Office Hours" Podcast (June 15, 2021).

*Searching for City Lights on Other Planets, Scientific American (June 13, 2021).

*In the Stars, Worlds Apart (June 13, 2021).

*Cool Science, Radio interview (June 11, 2021).

*What We Know About UFOs, MPR News, Minnesota (June 10, 2021).

*UAP Reports, Thomas Reintjes, Germany's National Public Radio (June 9, 2021).

*ET (in hebrew), Ha'aretz (June 9, 2021).

*Great Powers of the Galaxy, Ken Silber, Splice Today (June 9, 2021).

*Pentagon UAP Report, Podcast with Andrew Crystal (June 8, 2021).

*Future of Humanity, Podcast with Lucas Perry (June 8, 2021).

*Death by a Primordial Black Hole, Scientific American (June 6, 2021).

*Artificial Lights on Proxima b, Universe Today (June 6, 2021).

*Creative Thinking Is Not For The Faint of Heart, Scientific American (June 3, 2021).

*Search for Life, Chris Lydon, WBUR Radio (June 3, 2021).

*Rethinking Civil Society, University of Goettingen, Germany (June 3, 2021).

*Message in a Bottle, Boston Globe (June 3, 2021).

*More Funding for SETI, Fox News (June 1, 2021).

*Q&A Lecture in hebrew, Israeli Space Agency (June 1, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial, Chris Lintott, London Review of Books (June 1, 2021).

*Maybe Dark Matter Is More Than One Thing, Scientific American (May 30, 2021).

*Q&A, Scienze (in Italian) (May 28, 2021).

*Importance of Inquiry, Ben Domenech Podcast, Fox News Radio (May 24, 2021).

*Space Exploration Gives Meaning to Our Lives, The Federalist (May 24, 2021).

*How to Avoid a Cosmic Catastrophe, Scientific American (May 23, 2021).

*Proxima Centauri b: Artificial Illimination as a Technosignature, Centauri Dreams (May 21, 2021).

*Q&A (in Dutch), Para Vizie, Netherlands (May 20, 2021).

*When Scientific Orthodoxy Resembles Religious Dogma, Scientific American (May 17, 2021).

*UFOs, CBS Sunday Morning (May 16, 2021).

*Book excerpt, CBS Sunday Morning (May 14, 2021).

*How Much Time Does Humanity Have Left?, Scientific American (May 12, 2021).

*Q&A Interview, Publico, Protugal (in Portuguese) (May 11, 2021).

*Podcast on ET Life, Not Seen On TV (May 10, 2021).

*Funding Research is Better than Eyewitness Reports, Op-Ed, The Hill, Washington DC (May 9, 2021).

*UChicago News, Big Brains Podcast (May 6, 2021).

*It Would be Arrogant to Believe That We Are Alone, Yedioth Aharonot, Israel (in hebrew) (May 6, 2021).

*Watching the Universe Expand in Real Time, Scientific American (May 6, 2021).

*Interstellar Voyagers, BBC Future (May 6, 2021).

*Q&A, Podcast with Erich von Daniken (May 6, 2021).

*Q&A, Big Brains, University of Chicago (May 4, 2021).

*Stars that Race Through Space at Nearly the Speed of Light, Scientific American (May 1, 2021).

*Are We Alone?, Brooke Gladstone, NPR/WNYC Studios (April 24, 2021).

*Scientists Should Never Stop Being Students, Scientific American (April 23, 2021).

*Cover Story, Ami Magazine (April 21, 2021).

*Debate With Brian Greene, Collective[i] (April 15, 2021).

*What Should We Do If Extraterrestrials Show Up?, Scientific American (April 15, 2021).

*Q&A, Hoofdredacteur ParaVisie Magazine, Netherlands (April 13, 2021).

*Are We Alone?, Munk Debates (April 8, 2021).

*Q&A, All About Space (April 6, 2021).

*When Did Life First Emerge in the Universe?, Scientific American (April 4, 2021).

*Q&A on Astrophysics, Visao, Portugal (April 1, 2021).

*Are Extraterrestrials Socially Distancing from Us?, Keen On (March 31, 2021).

*Search for ET, NPR One/RadioWest (March 25, 2021).

*Mass Budget for Nitrogen Icebergs, arXiv (March 25, 2021).

*Photography of Interstellar Objects, Scientific American (March 22, 2021).

*Keen On, Andrew Keen video interview (March 22, 2021).

*Was the Interstellar Object `Oumuamua a Nitrogen Iceberg?, Scientific American (March 19, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial in French, Jean Scheneider (March 18, 2021).

*Hubble Space Telescope, Daily Galaxy (March 14, 2021).

*Alien Artifact, Luckbox (March 11, 2021).

*Aliens Are Real, VICE (March 9, 2021).

*Facing Open Questions, Wiley Online Library (March 9, 2021).

*Aliens, Independent, UK (March 9, 2021).

*Intertstellar Travel, Matthew Williams, Interesting Engineering (March 9, 2021).

*Review of "Extraterrestrial", Jean-Pierre Luminet (March 8, 2021).

*Review of "Extraterrestrial", Massimo Tedorani, Italy (March 7, 2021).

*The Next Frontier, Israel21c (March 4, 2021).

*Alien Technology, BBC Science Focus Magazine (March 2, 2021).

*To Qualify As `Scientific', Evidence Has to Be Reproducible, Scientific American (March 1, 2021).

*Looking for Life Beyond, Sierra Club (March 1, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial, Matt Williams, Universe Today (February 28, 2021).

*"And yet it deviated!", Rob La Frenais, Makery (February 26, 2021).

*Instant Die Zeit Bestseller status for Extraterrestrial, a week after publication, Die Zeit, Germany (February 25, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial, Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams (February 23, 2021).

*The Shrapnel that Killed the Dinosaurs, Scientific American (February 16, 2021).

*What Killed the Dinosaurs?, c|net (February 15, 2021).

*The Comet that Killed the Dinosaurs, CfA Press Release (February 15, 2021).

*Aliens Must Be Out There, New York Times (February 11, 2021).

*Alien Hunter, The Economist (February 11, 2021).

*Interview, New Scientist (February 10, 2021).

*The Most Important Question (in German), Die Welt (February 8, 2021).

*ET Visit, Phys.Org (February 7, 2021).

*Instant New York Times Bestseller status for Extraterrestrial, a week after publication, New York Times (February 3, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial, Science Magazine (February 1, 2021).

*Q&A about Extraterrestrial, Scientific American (February 1, 2021).

*The Black Hole that May Have Affected Life on Earth, Scientific American (January 31, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial, The Guardian (January 31, 2021).

*Review of Extraterrestrial, Washington Post (January 29, 2021).

*ET-Arecibo, Pioneer Works (January 27, 2021).

*Experimental Tests of Theology, Scientific American (January 26, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrial", Telerama (in French) (January 27, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrial", Podcast with Deepak Chopra (January 26, 2021).

*Taking aliens seriously, Podcast with Sean Carroll (January 26, 2021).

*"Extraterrestrial", Podcast with Brian Keating (January 26, 2021).

*Review of "Extraterrestrial", Dennis Overbye, New York Times (January 26, 2021).

*ET, Observer (January 25, 2021).

*Aliens, New York Magazine (January 24, 2021).

*Are We the Smartest Kid on the Block?, Drot, Hungary (January 23, 2021).

*The Sherlock Holmes Method, Science Friday (January 22, 2021).

*Why Assume that ET Might Want to Visit Us?, Scientific American (January 21, 2021).

*`Oumuamua Q&A, Boston Globe (January 18, 2021).

*Review of "Extraterrestrial", The New Yorker (January 18, 2021).

*Unlikelihood of Radio Signal from Alpha Centauri, Universe Today (January 17, 2021).

*Episode number 1596, The Joe Rogan Experience (January 14, 2021).

*Aliens, Black Holes and the Mystery of Oumuamua, Podcast with Lex Fridman (January 14, 2021).

*Message from the Nearest Star?, Scientific American (January 12, 2021).

*Review of forthcoming book "Extraterrestrial", Business Insider (January 3, 2021).

*Review of forthcoming book "Extraterrestrial", New York Post (January 2, 2021).

*No Hydrogen Ice for `Oumuamua, Selection from 2020, AAS Nova (December 29, 2020).

*Searching for Probes, The Sun (December 29, 2020).

*The Cosmic Dawn of Technology, Scientific American (December 28, 2020).

*Sixth Among the Most Important Universe-Altering Stories of 2020, Inverse (December 25, 2020).

*Multi-Messenger SETI (in Spanish), Codigo Oculto (December 24, 2020).

*Ten Space Discoveries 2020, Live Science (December 23, 2020).

*Searching for Probes, Futurism (December 22, 2020).

*Multi-Messenger SETI, Scientific American (December 22, 2020).

*Black Holes Are Finally In Vogue, Compernicus Webinar (December 15, 2020).

*Video on Loeb's "Surfing a Supernova", Scientific American (December 15, 2020).

*Endless Creation Out of Nothing, Scientific American (December 12, 2020).

*Message in the Cosmic Microwave Background, Live Science (December 8, 2020).

*"Big Thinkers Event", New Scientist (February 11, 2021).

*Three of Loeb's students were selected to "Forbes 30 Under 30" over the past five years (Amir Siraj, Henry Lin and Tony Pan), Forbes Magazine (December 1, 2020).

*"Noah's Spaceship", Scientific American (November 30, 2020).

*"The Scientific Benefits of Social Distancing", Scientific American (November 24, 2020).

*"The Space Object 2020 OS", Universe Today (November 20, 2020).

*"The Empty Half of the Glass May Also Be Full", Scientific American (November 14, 2020).

*"Search for Life", Discover (November 9, 2020).

*"Rubin Observatory's Search for Interstellar Objects", Universe Today (November 8, 2020).

*"Black Holes Are Finally Trending", Scientific American (November 7, 2020).

*"Is the Space Race Good For Humanity?", Intelligence Squared US, IBM Watson and Bloomberg TV (November 6, 2020).

*"Living Near a White Dwarf", Scientific American (October 30, 2020).

*"Spin of Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way", Harvard Crimson (October 23, 2020).

*"Searching for the Atoms of Life", Scientific American (October 20, 2020).

*"The black hole at Milky Way Center Has a Low Spin", CfA Press Release (October 20, 2020).

*"Earth Skimming Meteors Could Have Brought Life to Venus", Harvard Crimson (October 1, 2020).

*"Life and Fate", Inference (September 30, 2020).

*"Nature's Splendor Exceeds Our Imagination", Scientific American (September 29, 2020).

*"Fermi's Paradox", Universe Today (September 28, 2020).

*"Earth Life May Have Traveled to Venus Aboard Sky-Skimming Asteroid", Space.com (September 24, 2020).

*"Social Distancing on a Cosmic Scale", Scientific American (September 23, 2020).

*"Could Life Exist Deep Underground in Mars?", CfA Press Release (September 23, 2020).

*"Implications of Alien Life to Humans", Jolley Swagman (September 23, 2020).

*"The Hawking Limit", Scientific American (September 14, 2020).

*"Is there a black hole in our backyard?", New York Times (September 11, 2020).

*"Physics Needs Another Einstein", Salon (September 6, 2020).

*"Far-Out Findings from the Cosmos", Harvard Gazette (September 4, 2020).

*"What if Our Age Was a Million Years?", Die Weltwoche (in Swiss) (September 2, 2020).

*"The Dangers of Intellectual Territorialism", Scientific American (August 31, 2020).

*"Survival of Bacteria in Space", Wired (August 26, 2020).

*"The Sun May Have Started Its Life With a Binary Companion", CfA Press Release (August 18, 2020).

*"`Oumuamua Was Not a Molecular Hydrogen Iceberg", CfA Press Release (August 17, 2020).

*"What if We Could Live for a Million Years?", Scientific American (August 16, 2020).

*"Uncovering Our Solar System's Shape", NASA (August 5, 2020).

*"A Movie of the Evolving Universe", Scientific American (August 3, 2020).

*"New Physics in Cosmology", Sky and Telescope (July 31, 2020).

*"The Power of Scientific Brainstorming", Scientific American (July 24, 2020).

*"Lunar Observatory for Gravitational Waves", Universe Today (July 24, 2020).

*"Mitigating Future Risks (in Spanish)", El Mundo, Spain (July 19, 2020).

*"Living With Scientific Uncertainty", Scientific American (July 15, 2020).

*"Odd Radio Circles", Salon (July 13, 2020).

*"Is Planet Nine a Primordial Black Hole?", CfA Press Release (July 9, 2020).

*"Flare Coincident with a Gravitational Wave Source", Scientific American (July 1, 2020).

*"Risk for Life from Asteroids", Forbes (June 30, 2020).

*"Top ArXiv Papers for two weeks in a row", Sunny Vangozzi (June 24, 2020).

*"An Audacious Explanation for Fast Radio Bursts", Scientific American (June 24, 2020).

*"Search for Technosignatures", CfA Press Release (June 19, 2020).

*"Was `Oumuamua Made of Solid Hydrogen Ice?", ApJL (June 14, 2020).

*"Primordial Black Holes", Daily Galaxy (June 14, 2020).

*"Einstein: Visualize the Impossible", PR Newswire (June 10, 2020).

*Theories of Everything, Scientific American (June 9, 2020).

*Enigmatic 157 Day Period of a Fast Radio Burst, Gizmodo (June 8, 2020).

*Is `Planet Nine' a Black Hole?, Forbes magazine (June 3, 2020).

*Growth History of Black Holes, CfA Press Release (June 1, 2020).

*Visionary Science Takes More than Just Technical Skills, Scientific American (May 25, 2020).

*"Cuvee Oumuamua", Bonny Doon Vineyard (May 25, 2020).

*Betelgeuse Is Bright Again, Salon (May 15, 2020).

*Are We Alone?, New Scientist Live, London, October 2019 (Posted May 15, 2020).

*Hubris of the Anthropocene, Daily Galaxy (May 13, 2020).

*Using Starshot to Search for Planet Nine, Live Science (May 7, 2020).

*Can Planet Nine Be Detected Gravitationally by a Sub-Relativistic Spacecraft?, arXiv (May 4, 2020).

*In Search of Naked Singularities, Scientific American (May 3, 2020).

*Board for Global Catastrophes, Scientific American (April 30, 2020).

*Impact of Fast Supernova Dust on the Moon, Popular Science (April 30, 2020).

*What Might Be Speeding Up the Expansion of the Universe?, Quanta Magazine (April 27, 2020).

*PCAST, OSTP, White House (April 23, 2020).

*We Don't Have Planet B, Jefferson Society (April 22, 2020).

*Q&A, Jefferson Society (April 22, 2020).

*COVID-19: a Moon Landing Moment for Science, with Dario Gil, IBM (April 22, 2020).

*PCAST, American Astronomical Society (April 22, 2020).

*PCAST, Harvard Gazette (April 22, 2020).

*PCAST, Harvard Crimson (April 21, 2020).

*PCAST Intended Nomination, White House (April 20, 2020).

*A Sobering Astronomical Reminder from COVID-19, Scientific American (April 18, 2020).

*Initial Temperature of the Universe, "Top arXiv Papers of the week", by Sunny Vagnozzi (April 10, 2020).

*Why the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge Will Never End, Scientific American (April 6, 2020).

*Noise from the Big Bang, "Surprisingly Brilliant" podcast; iHeart Radio (April 2, 2020).

*Radioactivity Could Make Otherwise Frozen Planets Habitable, Science Magazine (April 1, 2020).

*We All Live In A Croissant-Shaped Giant Bubble, Forbes (March 22, 2020).

*Looking for the Helpers: Turn to the Scientists, Erie Reader (March 20, 2020).

*Flattening the COVID-19 Curves, Scientific American (March 17, 2020).

*Reimagining the Heliosphere, Phys.Org (March 17, 2020).

*Be a Generalist, Scientific American (March 16, 2020).

*Mission to the Nearest Star, San Francisco Chronicle (March 14, 2020).

*Life Beyond the Habitable Zone, NOVA (March 2, 2020).

*Riding the Wave of a Supernova, Universe Today (February 28, 2020).

*Why Have Students?, Scientific American (February 25, 2020).

*Panspermia, Astronomy magazine (February 21, 2020).

*What Makes Fast Radio Bursts?, Fox News (February 21, 2020).

*Life in Alien Oceans, LOOK (February 21, 2020).

*Meteors Near the Speed of Light, Universe Today (February 18, 2020).

*Intergalactic Space Travel, Popular Science (February 17, 2020).

*Fast Radio Bursts, Down to Earth (February 17, 2020).

*Search for Life Outside the Solar System, Science Illustrated, Denamrk (in Danish) (February 17, 2020).

*Extraterrestrial Life, San Francisco Chronicle (February 17, 2020).

*Could a Habitable Planet Orbit a Black Hole?, Science Magazine (February 4, 2020).

*Surfing a Supernova, Scientific American (February 3, 2020).

*Supernovae, Centauri Dreams (February 4, 2020).

*Science and Philosophy, Joe Walker Podcast .

*Stellar Budget for Black Holes Collisions, Harvard Crimson (February 3, 2020).

*Life on Other Planets, Medium (January 28, 2020).

*Exporting Terrestrial Life, Eos (January 22, 2020).

*Can the Universe Provide Us with the Meaning of Life?, Scientific American (January 21, 2020).

*The Simple Truth About Physics, Scientific American (January 2, 2020).

*A Tale of Three Nobels, Scientific American (December 18, 2019).

*Dark Matter and Search for Life, Nautilus (December 12, 2019).

*Travel Through Interstellar Space, Collision Course Radio Interview (December 8, 2019).

*Harvard's Black Hole Initiative Received New Funding, Harvard Gazette (December 3, 2019).

*14 Most Inspiring Israelis Of the 2010-2020 Decade, From the Grapevine (December 3, 2019).

*Essential Advice For Fledgling Scientists, Scientific American (December 2, 2019).

*Searching for Life in Deep Space, Long Now Foundation (December 2, 2019).

*What Is Inside a Black Hole?, Freethink (November 27, 2019).

*Our Future in Space, Newsweek (November 26, 2019).

*What To Do When the Sun Will Brighten?, Scientific American (November 25, 2019).

*Extraterrestrial Life, Boston Museum of Science (November 21, 2019).

*Astronomical Insights, Erie Reader (November 20, 2019).

*The Electric Sail and Its Uses, Centauri Dreams (November 18, 2019).

*Electric or Solar Sails?, Universe Today (November 15, 2019).

*Space-X Satellites As a Risk to Astronomy, Salon magazine (November 12, 2019).

*Did Life from Earth Escape the Solar System Eons Ago?, Scientific American (November 4, 2019).

*Are We Alone?, Public Lecture at the Jefferson Society (page 4 in linked brochure) (November 1, 2019).

*Reading Amos Oz Through Many Eyes, Panel Discussion, Harvard University (October 30, 2019).

*Discovery of a New Dwarf Planet, Salon.com (October 29, 2019).

*Comets and Interstellar Objects Could Be Exporting Life, Daily Galaxy (October 19, 2019).

*Habitable Planets Around Black Holes, Daily Galaxy (October 11, 2019).

*The Next Big Media Pitch Should Be About Science, Inside Sources (October 10, 2019).

*Science Is Not About Getting More "Likes", Scientific American (October 8, 2019).

*The Atlantic Festival: "Beyond Science: Exploring the Unknown", Panel discussion (September 26, 2019).

*The Atlantic Festival: "Beyond Science: Exploring the Unknown", Q&A (September 26, 2019).

*The Atlantic Festival: "Beyond Science", Video segment from panel discussion (clip 1) (September 26, 2019).

*The Atlantic Festival: "Beyond Science", Video segment from panel discussion (clip 2) (September 26, 2019).

*The Atlantic Festival: "Beyond Science", Video segment from panel discussion (clip 3) (September 26, 2019).

*The Moon as a Fishing Net for Extraterrestrial Life, Scientific American (September 25, 2019).

*Interstellar Comet Borisov, Space.com (September 20, 2019).

*Questions for Smart People, Podcast (September 16, 2019).

*Interstellar Comet, accepted for publication in RNAAS (September 16, 2019).

*Einstein and Black Holes, Public Lecture (September 11, 2019).

*Fermi's Paradox, Grapevine (September 10, 2019).

*The Moon as a Fishing Net for Extraterrestrial Life, Scientific American (September 8, 2019).

*Nothing Persists, Scientific American (September 6, 2019).

*Interstellar Meteors, Space.Com (August 30, 2019).

*Monitoring the Moon for Interstellar Impacts, Universe Today (August 28, 2019).

*TMT Update, Associated Press (August 25, 2019).

*Airless Alien Planet, Scientific American (August 19, 2019).

*Stardust in Antarctic Snow, Inside Science (August 16, 2019).

*Lecture on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, Jefferson Educational Society (November 1, 2019).

*Nothing Persists Except Change Itself, Scientific American (August 16, 2019).

*The Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Baby Universe, Nature Magazine (August 14, 2019).

*Science as a Way of Life, Scientific American (August 14, 2019).

*Einstein and Black Holes, Lecture at Harvard (September 11, 2019).

*Worldwide ranking of the Harvard Astronomy department, CWUR (August 7, 2019).

*Extraterrestrial Life, Boston Museum of Science (October 16, 2019).

*Search for Life, New Scientist Live, London (October 12, 2019).

*Space Exploration, Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline (September 9, 2019).

*Answers to Five Questions, American Enterprise Institute (July 31, 2019).

*Alien Intelligence, Robert Kuhn, Closer to Truth (July 29, 2019).

*Life on Planets in Extreme Environments, James Pethokoukis, The National Interest (July 27, 2019).

*Why America Shouldn't Stop and the Moon or Mars, James Pethokoukis, The National Interest (July 22, 2019).

*Scientific Significance of the Moon, Public lecture in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Yellow Barn, Vermont (July 20, 2019).

*Next Space Frontier, Profile interview in Times of Israel (July 19, 2019).

*Reaching the Stars, Beobachter magazine (in German) (July 19, 2019).

*Direct Collapse Black Holes, Wired Magazine (July 18, 2019).

*Search for Life, Podcast with Jim Pethokoukis (July 18, 2019).

*Federal Funding of Future Moonshots, Scientific American (July 16, 2019).

*Black Holes and Search for Life, "Matty in the Morning", Kiss 108FM Radio (July 16, 2019).

*"Spreading Seeds of Life", Harvard Gazette (July 8, 2019).

*"It Takes a Village to Declassify an Error Bar", Scientific American (July 3, 2019).

*"Fast Radio Bursts and SETI", Wired (July 3, 2019).

*"Big Ideas in Federal Funding", Universe Today (July 2, 2019).

*"Searching for Life", Undark (July 1, 2019).

*"One Thing to Change in the World?", Harvard Gazette (June 28, 2019).

*"Q&A Video", Mission2Mars Academy (June 24, 2019).

*"Meeting with Nieman Fellows", Harvard University (June 20, 2019).

*"Extraterrestrial Artifacts", Metro, UK (June 12, 2019).

*"In Search of Green Dwarfs", Scientific American (June 3, 2019).

*Decadal Plans (in hebrew), Ha'aretz (May 30, 2019).

*The World (TV Interview, Starting at time tag 14:00), with Jesse Ventura (May 29, 2019).

*GZero World (TV Interview): Part I, with Ian Bremmer, PBS (May 25, 2019).

*GZero World (TV Interview): Part II, with Ian Bremmer, PBS (May 25, 2019).

*Black Holes, News Radio with David Gornoski, Orlando (May 22, 2019).

*"Further Realms: Are We Alone?", Harvard Crimson (May 20, 2019).

*"Black Holes and Insterstellar Visitors", Podcast, The Bob Murphy Show (May 17, 2019).

*Extraterrestrial Life, Q&A with Tonya Hall, ZDNet (May 15, 2019).

*"Should Scientists Keep Their Debates Private?", Scientific American (May 14, 2019).

*`Oumuamua's Cousin?, Scientific American (May 6, 2019).

*`Oumuamua gifts, Scientific American (May 6, 2019).

*"Interstellar Meteor", Harvard Crimson (April 29, 2019).

*"Announcement of Keynote Lecture at New Scientist Live, London", Scientific American (April 25, 2019).

*"Did a Meteor from Another Star Srike the Earth in 2014?", Scientific American (April 23, 2019).

*"When Laboratory Experiments Carry Theological Implications", Scientific American (April 22, 2019).

*Before the Big Bang, Harvard Gazette (April 18, 2019).

*Meteor from Another System, CNN (April 17, 2019).

*Interstellar Meteor, National Geographic (April 16, 2019).

*First Interstellar Meteor, Newsweek (April 16, 2019).

*Busy Week, Grapevine (April 16, 2019).

*Discovery of a Meteor of Interstellar Origin, arXiv (April 15, 2019).

*Implications of the M87 Image, Inverse (April 12, 2019).

*Looking Into Nothing, der Spiegel Cover Story (April 12, 2019).

*First Theoretical Prediction of the Black Hole Image in M87, The Astrophysical Journal (April 11, 2019).

*Harvard Scientists Help Capture the First Ever Black Hole Image, Harvard Crimson (April 10, 2019).

*What is a Black Hole Event Horizon?, Space.com (April 9, 2019).

*Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Discover (April 8, 2019).

*How to Keep Scientific Innovation Alive, Scientific American (April 8, 2019).

*Nanocrafts to Alpha-Centauri, SciTech Europa (April 4, 2019).

*Science or Science Fiction, Boston Globe (April 3, 2019).

*Q&A, Salom magazine, Turkey (April 3, 2019).

*"Alien Civilizations", Lasse Biornstad, Oslo (in Norwegien) (March 31, 2019).

*"Asteroid Explosion Over Russia", The CATS Roundtable (March 31, 2019).

*"What Happened Before the Big Bang?", Press Release (March 25, 2019).

*"The Humanities and the Future", Scientific American (March 22, 2019).

*"Extraterrestrial Life", Svein Rosseland Prize Lecture, University of Oslo (March 21, 2019).

*More on `Oumuamua, Lee Billings, Scientific American (March 21, 2019).

*Oumuamua, Salom, Turkey (March 21, 2019).

*Protecting Scientific Innovation from Social Pressure, accepted for publication (March 18, 2019).

*Reaching for the Stars, SciTech Europa Quarterly (March 15, 2019).

*Profile in French, Le Ze'Phir Magazine (March 15, 2019).

*Profile, Hebrew University Newsletter (March 15, 2019).

*Living Near a Supermassive Black Hole, Scientific American (March 11, 2019).

*Future of the Universe, Spark Dialogue (March 5, 2019).

*Future of Liberal Arts, accepted for publication (March 4, 2019).

*"Are We Really the Smartest Kid on the Block?", Scientific American (March 4, 2019).

*Anomalies on the Sky, CBS Chronicle (March 4, 2019).

*Profile, La Nacion, Argentina (March 3, 2019).

*Religious Implications of Oumuamua, First Source (in Hebrew; March 3, 2019)

*Radio interview, Mary-Jane Pop, Sacramento (February 25, 2019).

*"Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the Moon", The Grapevine (February 22, 2019).

*"Save the World: Avi Loeb", Republik (in German) (February 22, 2019).

*"Exciting Frontiers in Space Research", Stephen Ibaraki, Association for Computer Machinery (February 19, 2019).

*"Life Around Black Holes", accepted for publication (February 18, 2019).

*"Be Kind to Extraterrestrials", Scientific American (February 15, 2019).

*"What is a Black Hole?", Science Daily (February 14, 2019).

*"Evening News on PBS", Jim Braude, WGBH (February 13, 2019).

*"CBS Report", Marissa Bodnar, CBS (February 15, 2019).

*"The Ultimate Questions", Closer to Truth (February 11, 2019).

*"Conversation", Technikart (in French) (February 11, 2019).

*"Alien Probe?", Wall Street Journal (February 8, 2019).

*"Are we alone in the universe?", Michael Smerconish, CNN (February 9, 2019).

*"Testing Cosmic Inflation", Harvard Crimson (February 8, 2019).

*"Poll Results", Michael Smerconish, Twitter (February 8, 2019).

*"Ideas", Boston Globe (February 7, 2019).

*"We Might Not Be Alone", NBC Boston (February 6, 2019).

*"Oumuamua", The View, ABC (February 6, 2019).

*"Cloud of Dust?", video by Fox News (February 5, 2019).

*"Getting Personal", by Professor Steven Tingay in Newsweek (February 5, 2019).

*"Imaging Black Holes", Salon (February 4, 2019).

*"Aliens Among Us", Washington Post (February 4, 2019).

*"Ask Me Anything", Reddit (February 1, 2019).

*"Cover Story", XLSemanal (February 1, 2019).

*"Fermi's Paradox", Event Horizon (January 31, 2019).

*"Science and Fiction", NPR Interview (January 30, 2019).

*"Advanced Extraterrestrials as an Approximation to God", Scientific American (January 26, 2019).

*"The `Oumuamua Legacy", Scientific American (January 25, 2019).

*"Mainstreaming SETI", Filling Space (January 25, 2019).

*Greetings from Outer Space (in French)", Ulyces (January 25, 2019).

*Between the Rock and Deep Space", NPR (January 25, 2019).

*"The Strangeness of Black Holes", Nautilus (January 23, 2019).

*"Science", The Atlantic (January 23, 2019).

*"Q&A Interview about Space News", CATS Roundtable Podcast (January 20, 2019).

*"Geometry of `Oumuamua Could be More Extreme than Previously Inferred", Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society (January 18, 2019).

*"Have Aliens Found Us?", The New Yorker (January 16, 2019).

*"Astronomers Discover Most Distant Lensed Quasar", Sky & Telescope (January 16, 2019).

*"Future Study of Interstellar Objects", Centauri Dreams (January 15, 2019).

*"Embracing Nature from Walden Pond to Extraterretrial Ponds", (January 14, 2019).

*"Interstellar Object", Israeli TV, Channel 10 (January 13, 2019).

*"Interstellar Objects Crash into the Sun", Universe Today (January 11, 2019).

*"Strange `Oumuamua", "Stars and Space" Journal, Finland (January 11, 2019).

*"Our Future in Space", Scientific American (January 10, 2019).

*"If True, a Great Discovery", Ha'aretz Online (January 10, 2019).

*"Advanced ETs as an Approximation to God", accepted for publication (January 9, 2019).

*"Oumuamua: Our Interstellar Visitor", Podcast on TSID (January 7, 2019).

*"Thinking About Distant Civilizations Isn't Speculative", Der Spiegel Online in English (January 7, 2019).

*"If Extraterrestrials are Peacful, We Could Learn from Them", Der Spiegel (January 4, 2019).

*"What Might Become Our Most Important Discovery", Ha'aretz (January 4, 2019).

*"Personal Meeting", An hour long radio interview in hebrew with Tali Lipkin-Shahak, Galei Zahal (January 4, 2019).

*"Is Life Universal?", Podcast by Event Horizon (December 31, 2018).

*"Predictions for 2019", NBC News (December 27, 2018).

*"`Oumuamua is the 12th Most Read News Story for 2018", NBC News (December 28, 2018).

*"Top Space Stories of 2018", NBC News (December 26, 2018).

*"SETI", NBC News (December 25, 2018).

*"How to Approach the Problem of `Oumuamua", Scientific American (December 19, 2018).

*"Our Future in Space Will Echo Our Future on Earth", accepted for publication (December 17, 2018).

*"Inflation and the Multiverse", "Closer to Truth" (December 10, 2018).

*"Radio Interview on `Oumuamua", The Space Show (December 11, 2018).

*"Starshot Initiative", Big Think (December 11, 2018).

*"Harvard's Paper on `Oumuamua was the Top Space Story of 2018 on CNN", CNN (December 7, 2018).

*"ETs in 2018", Grapevine (December 6, 2018).

*"Message in a Bottle", Radio Interview (December 5, 2018).

*"Four Potential Interstellar Objects in the Solar System", Forbes magazine (November 30, 2018).

*"Trapped Interstellar Asteroids in the Solar System", Universe Today (November 29, 2018).

*"Is `Oumuamua a Comet?", Transcript of interview with Rob Reid, Ars Technica (November 29, 2018).

*"Our Interstellar Visitor", Podcast with Rob Reid (November 28, 2018).

*"Is `Oumuamua Artificial in Origin?", "Tech Insider (December 2, 2018).

*"Breaking the Walls of the Solar System", "Falling Walls" conferenc, Berlin, Germany (November 9, 2018).

*"InSight Lander on Mars", Boston Globe (November 26, 2018).

*"Hot Spots Around the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way", Scientific American (November 25, 2018).

*"Six Strange Facts About the Interstellar Visitor, `Oumuamua ", Scientific American (November 20, 2018).

*"Podcast About the Unexpected Guest to the Solar System, `Oumuamua", Q&A with Rob Reid (November 14, 2018).

*"Something Weird This Way Comes", Harvard Gazette (November 19, 2018).

*"Finding the Truth", Die Zeit, Germany (November 14, 2018).

*"Seeking the Turth When the Consensus is Against You", Scientific American (November 9, 2018).

*"Video Interview on `Oumuamua", Clixoom Science (November 9, 2018).

*"NPR Interview on `Oumuamua", WGBH (November 9, 2018).

*"`Oumuamua", Event Horizon (November 9, 2018).

*"`Oumuamua", CBS This Morning (November 9, 2018).

*"Interstellar Object", CBS NYC TV (November 9, 2018).

*"Interstellar Object", Boston Globe (November 5, 2018).

*"Visiting an Interstellar Object in the Search for Life", Gizmodo (October 31, 2018).

*"Could `Oumuamua be an Extraterrestrial Solar Sail?", Phys.Org (October 31, 2018).

*"Edge of Black Hole", Quanta Magazine (October 30, 2018).

*"`Oumuamua, Thin Films and Lightsails", Centauri Dreams (October 29, 2018).

*"Panspermia Theory", Harvard Crimson (October 26, 2018).

*"What Happens in Black Holes", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Long Term Evolution of the Universe", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Future of Cosmology", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Ultimate Questions", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Anthropic Principle", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Multiverse", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Alien Intelligence", Closer to Truth (October 25, 2018).

*"Speakers List for Falling Walls", Berlin (October 19, 2018).

*"100 Alumni We Love", "American Friends of the Hebrew University" (October 25, 2018).

*"Making the Church Taller", Scientific American (October 18, 2018).

*"Life in the Cosmos", Closer to Truth (October 16, 2018).

*"Comet-like Objects Could be Spreading Life", Science magazine (October 15, 2018).

*"Galactic Panspermia", Universe Today (October 13, 2018).

*"Was the Universe Finely Tuned?", Closer to Truth (October 8, 2018).

*"Potential Trouble for Life on Icy Moons", Sky & Telescope (October 4, 2018).

*"Risks for Life Near Quasars", Forbes Magazine (September 28, 2018).

*"Search for Aliens", Grapevine (September 28, 2018).

*"How to Search for Dead Cosmic Civilizations", Scientific American (September 27, 2018).

*"Extended Interview on Alien Civilizations", Event Horizon (September 24, 2018).

*"Starshot in Search for Extrasolar Life", The Harvard Crimson (September 24, 2018).

*"More Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts", NBC News (September 24, 2018).

*"Tweet about Public Lecture", Yuri Milner (September 22, 2018).

*"Public Lecture on the "Search for Primitive and Intelligent Life on Other Planets", Harvard-Smithsonian CfA (September 20, 2018).

*"Big-Bang or Bounce", Universe Today (September 20, 2018).

*"A New Test for the Leading Big Bang Theory", Quanta Magazine (September 11, 2018).

*"FRB 121102: New Bursts From Older Data", Centauri Dreams (September 11, 2018).

*"Philosophy and Science", Scientific American (September 10, 2018).

*"Testing Free Will With AI", Q&A Podcast with John Farrell, FQXi (August 30, 2018).

*"The Power of Anomalies", Scientific American (August 28, 2018).

*"Why Alien Civilizations May Be Moving To Galaxy Clusters", Event Horizon, YouTube (August 26, 2018).

*"Life Goes On: How Cosmic Doomsday Might Not be the End", Nature, Scientific Reports (August 23, 2018).

*"Are We Alone?", CNET (August 22, 2018).

*"Starshot", Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams (August 17, 2018).

*"No Risk from Interstellar War", Forbes magazine (August 16, 2018).

*"Exoplanet Revolution", The Daily Galaxy (August 15, 2018).

*"Q&A Interview on Dwarf Stars and Ice Shells", by John Michael Godier, Event Horizon (August 13, 2018).

*"Q&A Interview on Exciting Frontiers in Astrophysics", by Fraser Cain, Universe Today (August 13, 2018).

*"Our Dialogue with Nature", Scientific American (August 10, 2018).

*"Science is an Infinite-Sum Game", Scientific American (July 31, 2018).

*"Where do ideas come from?", Scientific American (July 23, 2018).

*"Did the Dark Matter Have a Chilling Effect on the Early Universe?", Physics World (July 10, 2018).

*"Future of gravitational wave astrophysics", Banquet lecture of Nobel Laureate Rai Weiss, Harvard (posted on July 9, 2018).

*"Future of travel to interstellar space", Keynote Address to the Techniche 2018 Conference, India (July 3, 2018).

*"The first stars may shed light on dark matter", Physics (July 2, 2018).

*"The tools humanity will need for living in the year 1 trillion", Physics.org (June 26, 2018).

*"Finding fuel for our frigid cosmic future", Scientific American (June 26, 2018).

*"Journey to Proxima Centauri b", Grapevine (June 25, 2018).

*"On Galactic Migration", Centauri Dreams (June 22, 2018).

*"Cosmic Engineering and the Movement of Stars", Centauri Dreams (June 21, 2018).

*"New videos of Q&A interviews", Closer To Truth (June 10, 2018).

*"Testing Philosophy Through Experiments", Scientific American (June 7, 2018).

*"Breakthrough Starshot Update", Universe Today (June 7, 2018).

*"Are There Enough Chemicals on Icy Worlds to Support Life?", Universe Today (June 6, 2018).

*"New Light on Dark Matter", Harvard Gazette (May 30, 2018).

*"Middlewight Black Holes", Science Magazine (May 30, 2018).

*Keck Observatory Distinguished Public Lecture on "Habitability of the Universe", Hawaii (July 6, 2017).

*"Podcast on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life", Grapevine (May 22, 2018).

*"Discovery of an Interstellar Rock Near Jupiter", Salon (May 22, 2018).

*"Maybe We Could See a Singularity After All", Scientific American (May 22, 2018).

*"Sizes of Black Holes Throughout the Universe", AAS Nova (May 9, 2018).

*"Breakthrough Listen", Grapevine (May 9, 2018).

*"Love Poem for My Wife's Birthday (in hebrew)" (May 6, 2018).

*"Hawking's Last Paper", Newsweek (May 2, 2018).

*"Exoplanets: Optimizing the Target List", Centauri Dreams (May 1, 2018).

*"Where Should We Look for Life?", AAS Nova (April 25, 2018).

*"Escape from Proxima b", Scientific American (April 16, 2018).

*"Making Academia Matter Again", Project Syndicate (April 16, 2018).

*"To Infinity and Beyond: Avi Loeb on Finding Aliens and A New Earth", Podcast of an interview with Benyamin Cohen, From the Grapevine (April 10, 2018).

*"Is Humanity Unusual in the Cosmos?", NPR (April 2, 2018).

*"The First Suns", der Spiegel, Germany (March 2018).

*"My Academic DNA" (March 30, 2018).

*"Celebration of 600th paper", ITC (March 30, 2018).

*"The Star of the Seder", cover story in La'Isha, Israel (March 26, 2018).

*"Bloxham to Step Down as Dean of Science", Harvard Crimson (March 22, 2018).

*"Remembrance of Stephen Hawking at the Black Hole Initiative", Harvard Crimson (March 21, 2018).

*"Comments About Hawking", Newsweek (March 17, 2018).

*"Would Alien Civilizations be Rich?", Newsweek (March 15, 2018).

*"He Cast Light Into Darkest Recesses of the Cosmos", Boston Globe (March 15, 2018).

*"Astronomers and Physicists Remember Stephen Hawking", Popular Mechanics (March 14, 2018).

*"Stephen Hawking and the Nobel Prize", Associated Press (March 14, 2018).

*"TV interview about Stephen Hawking", Associated Press (March 14, 2018).

*"For E.T. Civilizations, Location Could be Everything", Scientific American (March 13, 2018).

*"Discovery of the First Stars", CNN (March 6, 2018).

*"Do Aliens Exist?", Newsweek - cover story (March 1, 2018).

*"First Stars", Science News (Feb 28, 2018).

*Twitter card, Associated Press (Feb 28, 2018).

*"Black Hole Bursts Turn Mini-Neptunes to Super-Earths", Space.com (Feb 27, 2018).

*"Conversation with Nobel Laureate, Rai Weiss", (Feb 15, 2018).

*"Renewing the Contract of Academia with Society" (Feb 14, 2018).

*"Origins of Life and `Oumuamua", Gizmodo (Feb 8, 2018).

*"Interstellar asteroids", Newsweek (Feb 2, 2018).

*"ITC Luncheon", The Harvard Crimson (Feb 1, 2018).

*"Starshot", Forbes (Jan 31, 2018).

*"Solar Flares May Seed Life", New Scientist (Jan 19, 2018).

*"Are Alien Civilizations Technologically Advanced?", Scientific American (Jan 8, 2018).

*"Search for Alien Life", Grapevine (Jan 3, 2018).

*"Are we Alone in the Universe?- Part II", Radio interview (Jan 1, 2018).

*"Are we Alone in the Universe?- Part I", Radio interview (Dec 29, 2017).

*"Panspermia", Newsweek (Dec 21, 2017).

*"The Search for Life", DailyPlanet, Discovery Channel, Canada (Dec 14, 2017).

*"Asteroid or alien?", CNN interview (Dec 12, 2017).

*'Oumuamua, Radio interview (Dec 12, 2017).

*"Mysterious Interstellar Object", The Atlantic (Dec 11, 2017).

*"The Case for Cosmic Modesty", TEDx Harvard College (Dec 5, 2017).

*"Subsurface Life on Icy Worlds", Universe Today (Dec 3, 2017).

*"Breakthrough Prize Ceremony", Palo Alto (Dec 3, 2017).

*"The first Black Holes Mergers in the Infant Universe", Physics.Org (Nov 30, 2017).

*"Breakthrough Starshot", Harvard Crimson (Nov 2, 2017).

*"Future Solar Storms Could Cause Devastating Damage", Scientific American (Oct 18, 2017).

*Our volnurability to solar flares will increase in the future", Radio interview (Oct 17, 2017).

*"Collision of neutron stars produces gold", Mashable (Oct 14, 2017).

*"Stargazing", TEDx Harvard College (Oct 14, 2017).

*"Mass of the Milky Way from Hypervelocity Stars", Universe Today (Oct 4, 2017).

*"Fast Radio Bursts Every Second" (Sep 21, 2017).

*"The Hunt for Alien Life", Australian Broadcasting Corporation (August 29, 2017).

*Q&A Podcast with Astronomy Magazine (August 14, 2017).

*"Breakthrough Starshot successfully launches world's smallest spacecraft", The Guardian (July 28, 2017).

*"To Infinity and Beyond", From the Grapevine (August 2, 2017).

*"Starshot Updates", Q & A ExoLife interview for the PLANETS Foundation (July 26, 2017).

*"Tides Boost the Prospects for Life", Gizmodo (July 20, 2017).

*"The Resilience of Life to Astrophysical Catastrophes", Science magazine; Gizmodo; Washington Post; BBC Interview (at the 26 minute mark); The Atlantic (July 14, 2017).

*"More to Life than the Habitable Zone", Scientific American (July 19, 2017).

*The Starshot Initiative, Popular Moechanics (July 11, 2017).

*Hawaii newspaper reports on Keck Observatory public lecture (July 9, 2017).

*KBIG Radio interview about "Habitability of Our Universe", Hawaii (July 7, 2017).

*"Cosmic Modesty in a Fecund Universe", Centauri Dreams (June 30, 2017).

*"The Case for Cosmic Modesty", Scientific American (June 28, 2017).

*"All Eyes on Proximan Centauri b", PNAS (June 27, 2017).

*"Transfer of Life Among the TRAPPIST-1 Planets", Astronomy magazine (June 14, 2017).

*"Is the life around the nearest stars?", Red Dots (June 13, 2017).

*"Supermassive Black Holes May Sterilize Nearby Planets", Scientific American (May 30, 2017).

*News article from 1989 at the start of Loeb's career (quoted in a new book, just published in 2017).

*"Podcast on the search for life", interview by Duncan Russell starts at 13.30 minutes (May 26, 2017).

*"Is Inflation a Predictive Scientific Theory?", Scientific American (May 9, 2017).

*"Search for Alien Signals", New Scientist (April 26, 2017).

*Breakthrough Starshot, interview for the weekly science podcast of the Guardian, UK (April 20, 2017).

*"A Trip to Proxima b" (a profile article in hebrew), Yekum Tarbut magazine (April 13, 2017).

*Fast Radio Bursts, TV interview for Discovery/Canada science program (April 7, 2017).

*Optimal design of light sails; News report (March 21, 2017).

*Spread of Life Between the TRAPPIST-1 Planets; News report (March 10, 2017).

*"Fast Radio Bursts from Extragalactic Light Sails"; NPR interview; BBC interview; The Economist; The Huffington Post ; (March 15, 2017).

*Black Hole Initiative featured on the JTF website (March 1, 2017).

*Latest study of the "Sandage-Loeb Test" (March 15, 2017).

*Podcast interview about "Life in the Universe" (February 22, 2017).

*"A Cell Phone Search for FRBs" (February 14, 2017).

*"A Black Hole in the Glubular Cluster 47 Tucanae", Nature (February 9, 2017).

*"My Mother" (September 15, 2019).

*"Back to Basics" (February 4, 2017).

*"Farthest Stars in Milky Way Might Be Ripped from Another Galaxy" (January 11, 2017).

*"Astrophysical Russian Dolls", a commentary in Nature Astronomy (January 4, 2017).

*News report about Starshot lecture at the Calcalist conference "Forecasts 2017" (in hebrew; January 1, 2017).

*Podcast for the John Batchelor Show, "From the First Star to Milkomeda", (December 17, 2016).

*"Pop Goes the Universe", Scientific American (2017).

*Project Starshot: Visiting the Nearest Star Within Our Lifetime" CfA colloquium (December 1, 2016).

*Podcast of radio interview in the John Batchelor Show (November 30, 2016).

*Podcast for Nature magazine entitled: "Keep an Open Mind", starts at 15:10 minutes (November 3, 2016).

*"Good Data Are Not Enough", Nature (November 3, 2016).

*"Imaging of Proxima b", Gizmodo (October 14, 2016).

*"How to See Proxima b", Scientific American (September 29, 2016).

*"Interstellar travel", radio interview with John Catsimatidis (September 9, 2016).

*"The `Earth next door' may have a cozy atmosphere" Business Insider (September 9, 2016).

*Podcast of interview with Tamara LePine-Williams on Classic FM Radio, South Africa (September 8, 2016).

*"How we will get our first clue about life in Proxima b", Gizmodo (August 30, 2016).

*TV interview on the discovery of Proxima b, i24news (August 25, 2016).

*Audio interview by Howard Hughes, UK National Radio Station (August 14, 2016).

*Podcast on "The Future Universe - Teeming with Life?", in SparkDialog by Elizabeth Fernandez (August 15, 2016).

*Video of keynote lecture entitled "Innovation and Risk", given at the Breakthrough Discuss conference in stanford on April 15, 2016.

*Likelihood of Life as a Function of Cosmic Time (August 1, 2016).

*Press release on Direct Collapse Black Holes (July 6, 2016).

*TV interview on the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, newTV (June 22, 2016).

*Universe's first life might have been born on carbon planets (June 9, 2016).

*Article about Breakthrough Starshot (in hebrew), Calcalist (May 5, 2016).

*Stephen Hawking's speech at Passover dinner in Loeb's home, Scientific American (April 22, 2016).

*"The Black Hole Initiative", Smithsonian magazine (April 18, 2016).

*"Destination: Nearest Star", Q & A at the Harvard Gazette (April 15, 2016).

*Video of announcement of Breakthrough Starshot with Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking (April 12, 2016).

*"Reaching for the Stars, Across 4.37 Light Years", New York Times (April 12, 2016).

*"Revealing the Universe's Mysterious Dark Age", NOVA NEXT (April 6, 2016).

*Podcast by Scientific American about the LIGO event (March 30, 2016).

*Q & A with Avi Loeb and Meg Urry, moderated by Claudia Dreifus, during the "Seven Days of Genius" Festival at 92Y in New York City (March 7, 2016).

*LIGO's black holes may have lived and died inside a huge star (2/2016).

*LIGO discovery, ITC luncheon (2/2016).

*Search for aliens, Boston Globe (2/2016).

*Physics in 1 Trillion Years, NOVA, PBS (2/2016).

*LIGO discovery, Boston.com (2/2016).

*"The Hunt for Dwarf Galaxies Ancestors", AAS Nova (1/2016).

*Launch of new book in hebrew, entitled "From the First Star to the End of Time", Tel Aviv University (12/2015).

*"Fast Radio Bursts Mystery", Scientific American (12/2015).

*"The Archaeology of Stars", cover story of Discover magazine (12/2015).

*"Black Holes", video of lecture at GR@100, IAS, Princeton (11/2015).

*"Promoting Diversity in Faculty Searches", see minute 47 and later in the video (10/15).

*Celebration of 500th paper with my research group (10/15).

*"Cosmic Dawn" Horizon episode broadcasted by BBC TWO (9/15) ; inspired by Loeb's Scientific American article from 2006

*Observational test for the spread of life between stars (panspermia), Discover magazine (8/15); original paper

*SETI of Leakage from Light Sails in Exoplanetary Systems, Popular Mechanics (8/15); original paper

*"Superstars of Astronomy", Astronomy Magazine (5/15)

*"Cosmic Dawn", BBC (8/15)

*Breakthrough Initiatives in the Search for Life, TIME (7/15)

*"How Avi Loeb did not become a philosopher. Or did he?", a tweet by John Preskill (7/15)

*"Are we alone?", Scientific American (8/15)

*"Astronomers Glimpse Very First Stars in the Universe", National Geographic (6/15)

*"Abundant Water in the First Billion Years", Press Release (4/15)

*"Fostering Talent", Physics World (4/15)

*"Is Avi Right?", George Efstathiou, click on 17:00 (4/15)

*"SKA Headquarters", Physics World (4/15) ; Nature (3/15)

*"The Dark Lab", Science Magazine (3/15)

*"Gigantic Black Hole Discovered from the Dawn of Time", National Geographic (2/15)

*Detecting Gravitational Waves with Atomic Clocks", Smithsonian magazine (2/15)

*Essay on "How to collect matches that will catch fire"; News report in Italian (2/15)

*BBC filming for Horizon program on the first stars (1/15)

*"Black hole binary", NY Times (1/15)

*Two of Loeb's students, Henry Lin and Tony Pan, are featured in Forbes magazine list of "30 under 30 in Science" (1/15)

*"Relativistic stars", TIME magazine (12/14)

*"Much-Discussed Views that Go Way Back", New York Times (12/14)

*Q\&A for FAS Dean's Report (2014).

*Biographical sketch (2014).

*Milky Way's Black Hole, Space.com (11/14)

*Trip through wormholes, Smithsonian Magzine (11/14)

*TV interview by Douglas Kennedy (10/14)

*Q&A interview on pages 22 and 23 of the 2014 Harvard's FAS Dean's Report (10/14)

*"The Lost Donkeys of Science", Project Syndicate (10/14)

*Public Lecture on "New Search Methods for Primitive and Intelligent Life Far from Earth" ; Harvard Crimson report ; Harvard Gazette report ; Astronomy magazine report (10/14)

*"Pollution on Other Worlds May Show Advanced Alien Life", ApJL ; TIME Magazine article (7/14) ; NPR interview (8/14)

*"Interplanetary World Cup", Sports Illustrated (6/14)

*"Galactic Collision Gave Andromeda Its Arms", Nature (6/14)

*"On the Benefits of Promoting Diversity of Ideas", Nature Physics (9/14) ; INAF article (in Italian)

*Collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda, National Geographic (3/14)

*Cosmic Dawn, Scientific American (4/14)

*Theory of everything, Space.com (3/14)

*Interviews on cosmology, "Closer to Truth" (3/14)

*Hunt for Rogue black holes, Space.com (3/14)

*TV interview about the Big Bang (in hebrew), Channel 2, Israel (3/14)

*Big Bang Theory, Smithsonian Magazine (3/14) , in New Scientist , in Harvard Gazette, and public lecture (2/14)

*Review of book on First Galaxies, Physics Today (2/14)

*The latest snack of SgrA*, NY Times (2/14) ; and PBS Newshour (3/14)

*Creativity in science, NPR (2/14)

*"Closing the Window on Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter" ; see report in Nature (1/14) , or in New Scientist (2/14)

*"Insights on Supermassive Black Holes", Nature (1/14)

*"Fast Radio Bursts Might Come from Nearby Stars" ; see press release (12/13)

*"The Habitable Epoch of the Early Universe" ; see report in Nature (12/13) , radio interview (3/14) , in Space.com (1/14) , in Slate magazine (2/14) and in Ciel \& Espace (French, 2/14)

*"Chasing Avi Through Outer Space Media", by Charlie Petit (12/13)

*"The 25 Most Influential People in Space", by TIME Magazine. (12/12)



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Newsy (June 24, 2022) C-Span/Washington Journal (May 18, 2022) MSNBC-Shepard Smith (May 17, 2022) News Hub, New Zealand (May 17, 2022) The Galileo Project (founded in 2021) Fix the Money, to Leave the World (Bitcoin 2022 Conference) Ignatius Forum: "Our Future In Space", with Jeff Bezos, Avril Haines, Avi Loeb, Bill Nelson and David Wilkinson (National Cathedral, Washington DC, November 10, 2021) 60th Birthday Banquet, Martha's Vineyard (June 7, 2022)

"When you are not ready to find exceptional things, you will never discover them." - Avi Loeb (Scientific American 2020). "Fascination of Science": an exhibition by Herlinde Koelbl featuring portraits of sixty of the world's most important natural scientists, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities (2020).

Books authored by Loeb:

|<-------------------Instant New York Times Bestseller------------->| |<-------------Click on book jacket for more information---------->|     60 Minutes Australia (February 16, 2022) American Alchemy (January 28, 2022) Motherhood Unstressed (January 26, 2022) Metaverse Interview (January 13, 2022) William Shatner, "Star Trek" Interview (January 13, 2022) Q&A about Space (January 13, 2022) Ada Lovelace Festival (December 10, 2021) TODAY Show, CBS (December 21, 2021) NEWSY Interview about the Galileo Project (November 24, 2021) JWST Launch (December 28, 2021) National Book Festival, Library of Congress (September 22, 2021) The Hill TV (August 28, 2021) Ellie in Space (August 6, 2021) ILTV (August 4, 2021) MSNBC, Rahel Solomon (July 2, 2021) ABC, Washington DC (June 4, 2021) Jeopardy! (June 1, 2021) CBS Saturday Morning (Feb 27, 2021) CNN Interview (Michael Smerconish, 2021) Fox News, Ben Domenech (June 1, 2021) CBS Sunday Morning (May 16, 2021) Al Jazeera, The Stream (Femi Oke, 2021) Fox News (Tucker Carlson, 2021) Channel 4, UK (Sunday Brunch, 2021) Extraterrestrial (New Scientist, February, 2021) Are We Alone? (New Scientist Live, May 15, 2020) Dinosaur Extinction (Harvard, February, 2021) `Oumuamua (Spanish, December 22, 2020) What Is Inside a Black Hole? (Freethink, 2019) Black Holes (Spanish, December 22, 2020) Biography (Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2015) The Case for Cosmic Modesty (TEDx Harvard College, 2017) Alien Life (Discovery Channel, Canada, 2017) Q&A (New York City, 2017) CNN Interview (Michael Smerconish, 2019)

Click Here for Fox News Video

Fox News Interview (Douglas Kennedy, 2014)

Click Here for PBS Video on `Oumuamua

GZero World Interview (Ian Bremmer, 2019): Part I

Click Here for PBS Video on Space Goals and Black Holes

GZero World Interview (Ian Bremmer, 2019): Part II KTLA TV Interview (Frank Buckley, 2021) WGN TV, Chicago (2021) "Galileo Project", Harvard Physics Colloquium (Sep 13, 2021)

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Opinion Essays Essays by Loeb on the promotion of innovation, diversity and excellence.
Curriculum Vitae Current biographical information as well as a listing of all publications.
Confirmed predictions Top twenty of Loeb's confirmed predictions.
Publications on `Oumuamua Links to Loeb's publications on `Oumuamua.
ArXiv Publication Search Search of the online preprint server for Prof. Loeb's scientific publications.
ADS Publication Search Search of the ADS abstract database for Prof. Loeb's scientific publications.

"Life in the Cosmos: from Biosignatures to TechnoSignatures (an 800 page textbook)", M. Lingam and A. Loeb (Harvard University Press, 2021).

"Fine-Tuning in the Physical Universe", A. Loeb, (Eds. D. Sloan, R.A. Batista, M. T. Hicks & R. Davies, Cambridge University Press, 2020)).

"From the First Star to Milkomeda", A. Loeb (Kindle, 2015).

"From the First Star to the End of Time" (in hebrew), A. Loeb (Carmel Publishing House, Israel 2015).

"The First Galaxies in the Universe", A. Loeb & S. Furlanetto (Princeton University Press, 2012).

"How Did The First Stars and Galaxies Form?", A. Loeb (Princeton University Press, 2010).

"First Light in the Universe", A. Loeb, A. Ferrara, & R. S. Ellis (Springer-Verlag, 2008).
Scientific American Loeb's articles in Scientific American. Listed separately under Avi and Abraham.
Search for Technosignatures Technological exo-signatures studied by Loeb, Discover Magazine (November 2020).
Reaching for the Stars Q&A for SciTech Europa Quarterly Magazine (March 2019).
Searching for Life Review article for Pan Equropean Networks (July 2017).
Is Anybody Out There? Review for Atmos (November 2019).
Career Path Autobiographical sketch of Loeb's career path (November 2015).
Smithsonian Magazine Profile Loeb's profile in Smithsonian Magazine (October 2021).
Science Magazine Profile Loeb's profile in Science Magazine (January 2022).
WSJ Profile Loeb's profile in the Wall Street Journal (February 2019).
Ha'aretz Profile Loeb's views on innovation in science in Ha'aretz Magazine (January 2019).
ToI Profile Loeb's views on innovation in science in Times of Israel (July 2019).
Science Profile Overview of Loeb's career path in Science Magazine (April 2013).
Discover Profile Overview of Loeb's contributions to studies of the first galaxies in Discover Magazine (April 2014).
TIME Profile Articles about Loeb's research in TIME Magazine.
New York Times Profile A conversation with Claudia Dreifus (December 2014).
Graduate Students List of current and former graduate students.

Academic Family Tree.

Video segments of Loeb's students (2014).
Webcasted Lectures and Interviews *"The Search for Extraterretrial Objects of Technological Origin", Annual Yip Lecture. Department of Mathematics, Harvard University (April 4, 2024).

*"Peace BAR Festival 2021; In Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace", Kyung Hee University, Global Academy for Future Civilizations (October 29, 2021).

*"The Galileo Project: In Search for Technological Interstellar Objects", Harvard Physics Colloquium, Zoom (September 13, 2021).

*"Black Holes Are Finally in Vogue", Stockholm, Zoom (January 21, 2021).

*"When Will We Hear From Aliens?", New Scientist Live, London (October, 2019).

*"What Is Inside a Black Hole?", Freethink (November 27, 2019).

*"Extraterrestrial Life", Boston Museum of Science (November 21, 2019).

*"Beyond Science", The Atlantic Festival, Panel Discussion (September 26, 2019).

*"The Mystery of Black Holes", Black Hole Initiative (September 12, 2019).

*"Einstein and Black Holes", Public Lecture (September 11, 2019).

*"Space Travel", Humans To Mars, Washington DC (June 2, 2019).

*"Extraterrestrial Life", Svein Rosseland Prize Lecture, University of Oslo (March 21, 2019).

*"Exciting Frontiers in Space Research", interview by Stephen Ibaraki, Association for Computer Machinery (February 19, 2019).

*"Breaking the Walls of the Solar System" "Falling Walls" conference, Berlin, Germany (November 9, 2018).

*Alien Intelligences, interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (March 11, 2019).

*The Ultimate Questions, interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (February 11, 2019).

*Inflation and the Multiverse, interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (December 10, 2018).

*"What Happens in Black Holes" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 25, 2018).

*"Long Term Evolution of the Universe" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 25, 2018).

*"Future of Cosmology" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 25, 2018).

*"Ultimate Questions" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 25, 2018).

*"Anthropic Principle" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 25, 2018).

*"Alien Intelligence" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 25, 2018).

*"Life in the Cosmos" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 16, 2018).

*"Was the Universe Finely Tuned?" interview by Robert Kuhn in "Closer to Truth" (October 8, 2018).

*"Observatory Night" Public Lecture on "The Search for Primitive and Intelligent Life on Other Planets", Harvard University (September 20, 2018).

*"Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations" extended interview by Jean Michael Godier, "Event Horizon" (September 20, 2018).

*Keynote Address to the Techniche 2018 Conference, India on "Future of travel to interstellar space", India (July 3, 2018).

*Keck Observatory Distinguished Public Lecture on "Habitability of the Universe", Hawaii (July 8, 2017).

*Q&A public forum entitled: "Cosmic Modesty", New York City (June 16, 2017).

*"The Case for Cosmic Modesty", TEDx talk at Harvard College (Oct 14, 2017).

*Video of CfA Colloquium on "Project Starshot: Visiting the Nearest Star Within Our Lifetime", December 1, 2016.

*Colloquium entitled "Habitability of our Universe", Institute for Astronomy, Honolulu, Hawaii (July 5, 2017).

*Lecture about Starshot at "Beyond the Cradle" conference, MIT (March 12, 2017).

*Video of talk in hebrew at the Calcalist conference on "Forecasts 2017", Tel Aviv, December 28, 2016.

*Video of public lecture in hebrew at Tel Aviv University, December 28, 2016.

*Video of keynote lecture entitled "Innovation and Risk", given at the Breakthrough Discuss conference in Stanford on April 15, 2016.

*TV interview on the Brakthrough Starshot Initiative, newTV (June 22, 2016).

*"Black Holes", video of lecture at GR@100, IAS, Princeton (November 6, 2015).

*"From the First Star to the End of Time", video of public lecture about Loeb's new book (in hebrew) at Tel Aviv University (December 30, 2015).

"Advanced Topics in Black Hole Research", colloquium at Harvard's Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications (February 18, 2015).

"New Search Methods for Primitive and Intelligent Life Far From Earth", Public lecture at Harvard's Science Center (September 23, 2014).

"Are We Alone? The Search for Extraterrestrial Life", Public lecture in hebrew at Tel Aviv University (December, 2014).

"Interview on The Search for Extraterrestrial Life", Serious-Science, Moscow, Russia (June 17, 2014).

"Interview on The First Stars and Galaxies", Serious-Science, Moscow, Russia (June 17, 2014).

"Advances in Probing the Spacetime Near Astrophysical Black Holes", Sommerfeld Theory Colloquium, LMU, Munich, Germany (June 18, 2014).

"Are Fast Radio Bursts Galactic or Cosmological?", Phillips auditorium (May 7, 2014).

"Interview on The Habitability of the Early Universe", Stuart Davis Media (March 28, 2014).

"The Scientific Story of Genesis", Harvard College Observatory Night (Feb. 20, 2014).

*Interviews on cosmology, "Closer to Truth" (March 2014)


Harvard conferences organized by Loeb May, 2000: "The First Generation of Cosmic Structures"

May, 2002: "Gamma-Ray Bursts: The Brightest Explosions in the Universe"

May, 2004: "Astrophysics of Planetary Systems"

May, 2006: "The History of Nuclear Black Holes in Galaxies"

May, 2008: "21cm Cosmology"

May, 2010: "Dynamics from the Galactic Center to the Milky Way Halo"

May, 2011: "Hydrogen Cosmology"

May 14-17, 2012: "Testing General Relativity with Astrophysical Systems"

May 19-22, 2014: "Debates on the Nature of Dark Matter"

May 16-19, 2016: "The Transient Sky"

May 8-9, 2017: "Black Hole Initiative 2017 Conference"

May 7-9, 2018: "Gravitational Wave Astrophysics"

May 9-11, 2018: "Black Hole Initiative 2018 Conference"
Press Releases Links to old press releases and science news articles.
Scientific Images Simulation of the collision between the Milky-Way and Andromeda, and a brief summary of the future of the Universe and the appearance of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
Photos A collection of personal photos.



*"21-cm Cosmology", invited review for Reports on Progress in Physics (9/11)

*"Let There be Light", invited review for UNESCO EOLSS encyclopedia (4/08)

*"The Physics and Early History of the Intergalactic Medium", Reports on Progress in Physics (11/06)

*"First Light" (book), SAAS-Fee Winter School (4/06)

*"The Reionization of the Universe by the First Stars and Quasars", Annual Reviews of Astronomy & Astrophysics (10/00)

*"In the Beginning: The First Sources of Light and the Reionization of the Universe", Physics Reports (10/00)


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