OURS National Scholarships

Cooper Jacobus : Astronaut 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 AI methods at UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy and Berkeley Lab’s Computational Cosmology Center. His research attempts to leverage the latest developments in technology to gain new insights into the origins of the universe. Questions about what came before the Big Bang have captured his imagination, and he is using next-generation supercomputers to simulate the birth of the Cosmos. He hopes to remain in academia and pursue a PhD in Physics. Outside of research, Cooper greatly enjoys sharing his curiosity about the Cosmos through teaching and is currently an instructor for Berkeley’s Introduction to Astronomy course, Astro C10.