Advisory Boards

The Galileo Project is honored to benefit from the expertise and insights of two external advisory boards.

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board provides top-level scientific advice to the Research Team.

Roberto Abraham

  • Professor and Chair, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics University of Toronto
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Co-Founder, Dragonfly Telephoto Array

Charles Alcock

  • Director, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
  • Donald Menzel Professor of Astrophysics, Harvard University

Sagi Ben Ami

  • Assistant Professor (senior researcher), Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Head of the WIS Instrumentation Group
  • PI on G-CLEF Extreme R for the Giant Magellan Telescope

Paul C. W. Davies

  • Regents' Professor and Professor of Physics, Arizona State University (ASU)
  • Director, Beyond Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology, ASU

Pieter van Dokkum

  • Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University
  • Former chair, Astronomy department, Yale University
  • Co-Founder, Dragonfly Telephoto Array

Ferki Ferati

  • President, The Jefferson Educational Society of Erie
  • Ed.D. in Social and Comparative Analysis, University of Pittsburgh
  • Masters in Public Administration, Gannon University

Mercedes Lopez-Morales

  • Astrophysicist, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
  • PI of the Magellan ACCESS and HST PanCET projects

Seth Shostak

  • Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
  • Host of the SETI Institute weekly science radio show, "Big Picture Science"
  • Author of three trade books on SETI and more than 600 popular articles on science

Rizwan Virk

  • Venture capitalist
  • Founder of Play Labs @ MIT
  • Author of “The Simulation Hypothesis”

Stephen Wolfram

  • Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research
  • Creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha
  • Originator of Wolfram Physics Project

Dimitar Sasselov

  • Phillips Professor of Astronomy
  • Director, Origins of Life Initiative
  • Senior Advisor in the Sciences for Advanced Study

Philanthropic Advisory Board

The Philanthropic Advisory Board provides philanthropic advice to The Galileo Project.

Eugene Jhong

  • Undergraduate (AB) and law degree (JD) from Harvard University
  • MS in Computer Science, Stanford University

Vinny Jain

Teddy Jones

  • Entrepreneur, Undergraduate (AB) and law degree (JD) from Harvard University
  • BA Biological Anthropology, Harvard University; MBA University of Virginia 

Laukien Science Foundation

Joerg Laukien

William A. Linton

  • Founder, Chair and CEO of Promega Corporation
  • Executive Director of Usona Institute