Our universe, 13.7 billion years old,
as an infant.
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
Nick Bostrom is a philosopher of science. A native of Sweden, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Gothenburg and went on to earn a masters degree in philosophy and physics at the University of Stockholm and another masters degree in computational neuroscience at Kings College, London. He was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics in 2000. The late Robert Nozick, the Harvard philosopher, selected his dissertation as one of the best dissertations in philosophy in the year of its presentation. Dr. Bostrom began his teaching career as a lecturer at Yale University and last year won a prestigious junior research fellowship from the British Academy to work at Oxford University. He is the recipient of a John Templeton Foundation research award. The former editor of the Journal of Evolution and Technology, he is the author of some thirty articles published in scholarly journals and chapters in volumes of collected works. Routledge published his first book, Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy, in 2000.