Alex Filippenko

Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy
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Alex Filippenko, an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, is one of the world's most highly cited astronomers. He is the recipient of numerous prizes for his scientific research, and was the only person to have been a member of both teams that revealed the accelerating expansion of the Universe. This discovery was honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to the teams’ leaders and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics to all team members. Winner of the most prestigious teaching awards at UC Berkeley and voted the “Best Professor” on campus a record 9 times, he was named the US National Professor of the Year in 2006. He has produced 5 astronomy video courses with The Great Courses, coauthored an award-winning astronomy textbook, and appears in more than 100 television documentaries. In 2004, he was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. He is addicted to observing total solar eclipses, having seen 14 of them so far.

Read Dr. Filippenko's bio on UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy page.

Academic Background 

PhD, Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

BA, Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Publications & Media

Videos 

Alex Filippenko: "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe" | Talks at Google

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Hearts of Darkness: Black Holes in Space

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Alex Filippenko - How will the Universe End?

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Alex Filippenko at TEDxBerkeley

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Books 

The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium

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Dr. Alex Filippenko: The Great Courses Series

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Black Holes Explained (Transcript Book and Course Guidebook)

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Papers & Articles 

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Academic Background 

PhD, Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

BA, Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Publications & Media

Videos 

Alex Filippenko: "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe" | Talks at Google

WATCH VIDEO

Hearts of Darkness: Black Holes in Space

WATCH VIDEO

Alex Filippenko - How will the Universe End?

WATCH VIDEO

Alex Filippenko at TEDxBerkeley

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium

VIEW BOOK

Dr. Alex Filippenko: The Great Courses Series

VIEW BOOK

Black Holes Explained (Transcript Book and Course Guidebook)

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

View Alex Filippenko's Full Publications List

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VIEW MORE