The Flatiron Institute
Paul received his PhD in Physics in 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
and prior to his current position, he held research fellowships in Paris and Italy.
In addition to studying the earliest moments of the Big Bang, the emptiest places
in the universe, and novel methods for detecting the first stars, Paul is the host
of the popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast and YouTube series, a regular contributor to
Science Channel's How the Universe Works, and author of the books Your Place in the
Universe and How to Die in Space.