For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Faculty Experts

David Goldberg, PhD

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

College of Arts and Sciences






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 Annie Korp at or 215.571.4244.

In the News

Related Articles

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Will the New 'Cosmos' Draw More People to Science? A Q&A With Dave Goldberg

    When astronomer Carl Sagan’s series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” first aired, it instilled a love of science in people like Dave Goldberg. Can the rebooted version hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson do the same?

  • Russian meteor Feb. 15

    Q&A with Dr. David Goldberg: The Meteor Strike in Russia’s Chelyabinsk Region

    It’s not every day that a meteor slams into the Earth. On February 15, it happened in central Russia, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage in several cities. DrexelNow looked to David Goldberg, a Drexel professor who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, to find out the reasons behind this phenomenon.

  • David goldberg

    The Higgs Boson and its Role in the Universe

    DrexelNow spoke with Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor of physics at Drexel, in the days after the CERN research center in Switzerland announced the possible identification of the Higgs boson. We asked him what it means and why we should care.