Brian Keating, PhD

Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Physics at UCSD, Author of Losing the Nobel Prize

Professor Brian Keating is a cosmologist at the University of California San Diego. An author of more than 200 scientific publications, two U.S. Patents, and the best-selling memoir “Losing the Nobel Prize”. Keating received his B.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 2000. Later, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford and Caltech, and in 2007 he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for inventing the BICEP telescope. Keating was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016 and is Principal Investigator of the Simons Observatory collaboration in Chile. He is a commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument ratings and is an honorary lifetime member of the National Society of Black Physicists.