Abraham Loeb will write a chapter on habitability.
Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank J. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. He is chair of the Department of Astronomy, director of the Institute for Theory and Computation and founding director of the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University. He also serves as a scientific advisor for the Breakthrough Prize Foundation Initiatives. Before coming to Harvard, Loeb was a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, the International Academy of Astronautics, and a member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academics. Professor Loeb wrote over five hundred papers and four books.