About the Author
Martin Bojowald teaches physics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and is a member of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. Having received his Ph.D. degree from Aachen University, Germany, he has spent most of his time since at Penn State, except for a 2-year period at the Albert-Einstein-Institute in Potsdam, Germany. He has authored over 100 publications, including several popular articles and a couple of books. For his work in quantum cosmology he has received the First Award of the Essay Competition by the Gravity Research Foundation in 2003, and the Xanthopoulos Prize from the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation in 2007.