After receiving his Ph.D at UC Berkeley, Max Tegmark became a research

associate with the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich. In 1996 he

headed back to the U.S. as a Hubble Fellow and member of the Institute

for Advanced Study, Princeton. He became a professor at Penn and came to

MIT in 2004. Tegmark has received numerous awards, including a Packard

Fellowship, Cottrell Scholar Award, NSF Career grant, and shared first

prize in Science magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year: 2003."