Eliot Quataert is a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at UC
Berkeley and is currently the Chair of the Astronomy department and
Director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center.
Quataert is an astrophysics theorist who works on a wide range of
problems, including stars and black holes, plasma astrophysics, and
how galaxies form. He has received a number of national awards
for his research, including the Warner
Prize of the AAS, the Packard Fellowship, a Simons
Investigator award from the Simons Foundation, and membership
in the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences. Quataert is also a highly regarded
teacher and public lecturer.