All of this -- everything that we know of
in existence -- had to come from somewhere. In this journey, we'll
start with the world that we know and journey out into the Universe,
exploring where the elements that form everything on our planet
originate from, how they were created in previous generations of
stars, where the building blocks of those stars came from and how they
formed into galaxies, where those very first atoms came from in the
earliest stages of the Big Bang, and finally, why we have a Universe
with something in it instead of nothing at all.
Ethan was born in New York City as the son
of a Jewish postal worker. He did his undergrad at Northwestern,
taught public school in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California,
before moving to Florida, where he got his PhD in theoretical
astrophysics at the University of Florida. After that, he moved to
Madison, Wisconsin, where he taught at the University of Wisconsin,
ate too much cheese, and also met his life partner, Jamie.
After working in astrophysics research
at the University of Arizona and starting the world-renowned science
blog, Starts With A Bang, he moved from the hellish desert to
rain-soaked Portland in 2008. Since then, he's been a professor at the
University of Portland and Lewis & Clark College, grown a nationally
renowned beard and mustache and got invited to join a circus.
He currently works as the Science and
Health editor at Trapit, and
can't wait to tell you a little bit more about the Universe.
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