Solomon Endlich is a theoretical physicist born and raised in Northern California. After years in NYC as an undergraduate and graduate student, he finally left the city with a PhD in Physics from Columbia University in 2013. He continued his research at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland before returning to California as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Stanford University Institute of Theoretical Physics where he works today. Solomon is interested in better understanding the underpinnings of many physical systems: from the dynamics of the early universe, to compact astrophysical objects and exoplanets, to exotic condensed matter. Earth is a pretty rad planet, and so when not doing calculations Solomon can be found climbing, skiing, scuba diving, or waist deep in a steam trying to figure out why the fish will not take his fly.