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    I am an astronomer, cosmologist, and data scientist, currently a NSF funded Assistant Research Scientist at the UC San Diego Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) and a Research Affiliate in the MIT STS Program. I work on several theoretical and observational projects to devise and implement fun experiments that leverage cosmology to test fundamental physics, including novel tests of quantum theory with astronomical observations as well as Infrared and Optical studies of Supernovae with ground and space based telescopes to measure the expansion history of the universe, cosmic acceleration, and dark energy. I enjoy exploring fascinating scientific questions at the intersection between observational astronomy, astrophysics, data analysis, and the philosophy of science through research, science writing, art, animation, public outreach, and science media engagement. For more, see my Bio, Resume, and CV.
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An ongoing MIT Museum exhibit explores the Cosmic Bell Experiment, an international research project including MIT physicists David Kaiser, Alan Guth, and Andrew Friedman that attempts to close one of the last loopholes in our understanding of quantum mechanics. The exhibit was developed in a workshop at the MIT Museum Compton Studio with MIT students, researchers, and museum staff. The accompanying play, Both/And (also here) engages audiences with the principles of entanglement (Apr-Sep 2017).
I was a Science Consultant for NOVA, The Nature of Reality, the physics blog of the PBS television station, WGBH Boston for Greg Kestin's video “4 Multiverses You Might Be Living In”, which discusses the controversial, but seriously discussed, idea of multiple universes in modern cosmology. Charles Q. Choi also wrote an excellent article about the multiverse accompanying the video.
I served as a Science Consultant for the FX television series "Wilfred", starring Elijah Wood. In Wilfred Season 3, Episode 10, "Distance" (Aug 15, 2013), Elijah's character, Ryan, needed to investigate wormholes and time machines for some reason. I was asked to write some text for and mock up this hypothetical website about wormholes. They used parts of my text, made their own images, and here is a photographed screenshot of what actually aired. For more details, see here.
 
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University of California, San Diego UCSD Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Center for Theoretical Physics Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna Harvard University Astronomy Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics UC Berkeley Astronomy National Science Foundation National Aernautics & Space Administration
Last Updated: Andrew Samuel Friedman, 6/2017

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Award #1056580 (2012-2014) through an NSF Science, Technology, and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT and the NSF INSPIRE program via NSF Award #1541160 (2015-2018).

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