Martin Bojowald (born February 18, 1973, Jülich) is a German physicist who now works on the faculty of the Penn State Physics Department, where he is a member of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. Prior to joining Penn State he spent several years at the Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. He works on loop quantum gravity and physical cosmology and is credited with establishing the sub-field of loop quantum cosmology.
- Presently: Associate Professor of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos
- January 2006 - June 2009: Assistant Professor of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos
- September 2003 - December 2005: Junior Staff Scientist, Albert-Einstein-Institut
- September 2000 - August 2003: Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry, The Pennsylvania State University
- June 2000: PhD at RWTH Aachen in Germany (with distinction), supervisor: Prof. Hans A. Kastrup
- July 1998 - August 2000: Fellow of the DFG-Graduate College "Strong and electroweak interactions at high energies"
- June 1998: Diploma, RWTH Aachen (with distinction), supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans A. Kastrup
- April 1995 - June 1998: Fellow of the German Merit Foundation
- October 1993 - June 2000: RWTH Aachen
Prizes and Awards
- Faculty Scholar Medal in the Physical Sciences 2011, Penn State University
- Teaching Award 2009, Penn State Society of Physics Students
- NSF CAREER AWARD 2008: "Effective Descriptions in Cosmology"
- Xanthopoulos Prize 2007 of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation
- Selected for a portrait in Nature, January 2005
- First Award, Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition, 2003