A Chicago native, Stephan Meyer did his Ph.D. at Princeton and then spent 12 years on the faculty at MIT. He then moved to the University of Chicago, where he is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics. Meyer’s research is centered on measurements that inform us about the nature and evolution of the early universe and the nature of space-time. He has worked on experiments ranging from determining the properties of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation which is a fossil remnant of the big bang, to a laser interferometer being used to attempt to detect the granularity of space-time. Meyer teaches classes in both the Astronomy and Physics Departments.