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Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Boston University. His research focuses on important problems in understanding the fundamental particles and fields that make up the physics universe. In particular, his work investigates electroweak symmetry breaking, the Bing Bang, dark matter, and cosmology.

Cohen received his B.S. from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1991, he was named an Outstanding Junior Investigator by the US Department of Energy; in 2000, he received the Boston University Gitner Award for Teaching Excellence; and in 2003, he became Fellow of the American Physical Society, “for numerous contributions to theories of physics beyond the Standard Model, most notably for the theories of electroweak baryogenesis, deconstruction, and electroweak symmetry breaking.”

Cohen was President of the Aspen Center for Physics from 2007 to 2010. He also served as Scientific Secretary (2006-2007), Chair of the Board of Trustees (2015-2018), Honorary Trustee (2020-2024), and Trustee (1999 – 2005).

Positions Held

General Member, 1994 – 2019
Trustee, 1999 – 2005
Scientific Secretary, 2006 – 2007
President, 2007 – 2010
Chair of the Board, 2015 – 2018
Honorary Trustee, 2019 – current

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Andrew Cohen, ACP President 2007-2010. Image from Fermilab.

Presidential Essay from Andy Cohen

By Andrew Cohen

I first came to the Physics Center as a student in the late 1980s. At the time I had not yet settled on physics as a career, and my knowledge of how physics as a profession operated was practically non-existent.