OURS National Scholarships

Cooper Jacobus : Goldwater Scholarship

Cooper Jacobus (’25, Astrophysics and Logic) is passionate about Computational Physics and fascinated with Cosmology and Machine Intelligence. He currently works toward solving problems in Cosmology using Machine Learning methods at UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy and Berkeley Lab’s Computational Cosmology Center. His research uses supercomputers to simulate the birth and history of the Cosmos to learn about the nature of gravity and dark matter. He hopes his work will inspire a new generation of scientists and shed light on the grandest mysteries of the universe. Outside of research, Cooper greatly enjoys sharing his curiosity about the Cosmos through teaching and is an instructor for Berkeley’s Introduction to Astronomy course, Astro C10. After graduating, he plans to remain in academia and pursue a PhD in Physics or Astronomy.