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David Goldberg, PhD

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, Professor, Department of Physics

College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise:

physics

space

Contact:

david.m.goldberg@drexel.edu

215.895.2715

Goldberg is a researcher in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, focusing primarily in the field of gravitational lensing.  He is the author (with former student, Jeff Blomquist) of A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes and Quantum Uncertainty, a popular account of recent advances in physics and astronomy, and of The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (2013).

More information about Goldberg

For news media inquiries, contact Frank Otto at fmo26@drexel.edu or 215.571.4244.

In the News

  • PA GOPer's Climate Change Theory Debunked: Nope, Not Getting Closer to The Sun

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Politifact story on March 31 about erroneous comments made by a Pennsylvania state senator on the causes of climate change. Billy Penn ran a related story that cited the Politifact piece.

  • The Greatest Physics Theorem You've Never Heard of

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a cover article in New Scientist on April 22 about Noether’s theorem in physics.

  • Philadelphia Futures Tries to Help Students Soar

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor and associate dean for science research and graduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) on Jan. 3 for delivering the keynote address at the Philadelphia Futures conference for high school students. Brandon Medina, an undergraduate student who previously attended the Philadelphia Futures program, was also quoted. The event, which was hosted on Drexel’s campus, was also mentioned in Jan. 3 segments on KYW-TV (CBS-3), WTXF-TV (FOX-29), and WCAU-TV (NBC-10).

  • Physics Week in Review: January 25, 2014

    Dave Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a Jan. 27 Scientific American blog post about his interview on Virtually Speaking Science last week.

  • Dave Goldberg’s Universe in the Rearview Mirror

    Dave Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Jan. 24 segment of “Radio Times” on WHYY-FM about his new book, “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror.”

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