Assistant Professor of Astronomy
California Institute of Technology
Vikram Ravi is an astronomer who searches the extremes of the Universe for new phenomena and new physics. He has built and used radio telescopes to shed light on one of the most compelling questions of modern astronomy: the origins of mysterious flashes of radio waves from distant galaxies. He has previously made significant advances in gravitational-wave astrophysics, and towards our understanding of neutron stars. As a nascent academic, he seeks a seeks a future of greater societal impact of academia through the democratization of higher-education access, and the improvement of educational outcomes.