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Michael Turner (cosmologist)

Michael S. Turner is a theoretical cosmologist, who coined the term dark energy. He is the Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, and Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the US National Science Foundation. His book The Early Universe, co-written with fellow Chicago cosmologist Rocky Kolb, is the standard text on the subject.

Turner earned a PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1978.

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