Laura Mersini-Houghton

is a cosmologist and theoretical physicist.  Currently, she is a professor of theoretical physics and cosmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a visiting professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. She has been the subject of hundreds of articles in leading popular science magazines, has appeared on the Science Channel’s ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’, and on documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the BBC. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.