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Paul Sutter
Paul Sutter, Astrophysicist

Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center. Paul received his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011, and spent three years at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, followed by a research fellowship in Trieste, Italy, His research focuses on many diverse topics, from the emptiest regions of the universe, to the earliest moments of the Big Bang, to the hunt for the first stars.

As an "Agent to the Stars," Paul has passionately engaged the public in science outreach for several years. He is the host of the popular "Ask a Spaceman!" podcast, where he answers questions posted on social media. In addition, Paul writes for Space.com, regularly appears at events and in the media, and consults for film and TV productions.