Professor of Physics, University of California San Diego

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.

His first book, a memoir, is called Losing the Nobel Prize and was selected as one of Amazon’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Month: http://amzn.to/2sa5UpA

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Physics, University of California San Diego

Honours

Fellow of the American Physical Society