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.