Louis Vuitton has launched E-Commerse in Hong Kong

Especially for our readers from Hong Kong: French Maison Louis Vuitton announces the opening of online shopping for clients located in Hong Kong. Shop from a selection of Louis Vuitton collections, including ready-to-wear for men and women, small leather goods and more. Clients can also enjoy hot-stamping, engraving services and complimentary same day shipping or Click and Collect at select stores.

Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Photographer and Celebrity Glamourist Francesco Scavullo

Fashion and celebrity photographer Francesco Scavullo is most known for his portraits of pop culture icons like Donna Summer, Madonna, Andy Warhol, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger and others. Scavullo often courted controversy as seen in his photographs of a young Brooke Shields or a nude Burt Reynolds. His work amped the sensuality of fashion photography, and over the course of Scavullo’s thirty-year relationship with ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine, he created the hyper-sexual ‘Cosmo girl’ phenomenon.

Scavullo was born on January 16, 1921, in Staten Island but spent his childhood in Manhattan after his father bought a supper club. He spent much of younger years obsessing over fashion on Fifth Avenue in the pages of fashion magazines. He used his father’s camera to photograph his sisters, often transforming them into models through the glamorous style of Hollywood.

Jerry Hall by Francesco Scavullo

As a teen, Scavullo landed his professional job photographing cruise ship travellers, who happened to include movie star Carmen Miranda. He next helped photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe in lighting Lauren Bacall’s first ever photo shoot, which made the cover for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ in 1943.

In 1945, Scavullo worked in a studio producing fashion catalogues but soon moved onto Vogue. He worked under iconic fashion photographers Cecil Beaton and John Rawlings. As Horst P. Horst’s assistant, Scavullo closely studied the master photographer’s signature lighting techniques. Working as Horst P. Horst’s assistant for three years, Scavullo had his own photography studio by 1948.

Lena Horn by Francesco Scavullo

Under the guidance of Babs Simpson, editor of Vogue from 1947 to 1972, Scavullo landed a contract with ‘Seventeen’ magazine in 1948. As a young photographer, he learned to work with the industry’s notoriously temperamental talent.  As he once explained, “I was a little kid in jeans with curly hair”. After model Meg Mundy refused to work with him, “I realised there are two kinds of models. Pretty nice models and bitchy pretty models”.

In 1965, editor Helen Gurley Brown brought Scavullo to ‘Cosmopolitan’, where he shot the magazine’s covers for 30 years. The ‘Cosmo girl’ emerged through his control over choosing models and styling. Scavullo’s 1969 photograph of singer Janis Joplin with a cigarette in her hand was exhibited at theAmon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The museum poster refers to Joplin, who died in 1970, as having a ‘free-spirited fervor of the counterculture revolution’.

Burt Reynolds for Cosmopolitan

Shot in the early 1970s Scavullo work with Brooke Shields as a child, that some considered overly sexual, and his now iconic nude centrefold of Burt Reynolds for the ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine rank as some of the photographer’s more controversial work. Beyond the pages of Cosmopolitan, Scavullo worked with many celebrities and high-profile artists. He collaborated often with Barbra Streisand and Cher. He also helped launch the career of actress and model Farrah Fawcett.

Burt Reynolds – the hairychested actor who starred in such classics as ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Smokey and theBandit’ – became an avatar for a very virile, very louche brand of ’70s masculinity when he became the first man ever to be photographed naked for a major magazine. The image ran in the April 1972 issue of ‘Cosmopolitan’, and it’s been widely imitated – and lampooned – ever since.

During these years, he also contributed to the rise of Gia Carangi, regarded by many as fashion’s first super model. He befriended the young teenager from Philadelphia, future supermodel whose career he was largely responsible for launching. When Carangi’s heroin addiction made it impossible for her to find work later, Scavullo continued to employ and support her until her eventual death from complications of AIDS.

Donna Summer, Once Upon A Time

Scavullo created shots for various movie posters, album covers and Broadway shows, including one for ‘A Star is Born’ (1976, featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson), Judy Collins ‘Hard Times for Lovers’, a portrait of Julie Andrews for Black Edwards ‘Victor Victoria’ and photos of Donna Summer for her now iconic double-albums ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘Live and More’, for the cover of her smash-hit with Barbra Streisand ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’ and later ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. In 1981, Scavullo was commissioned by Mikhail Baryshnikov to photograph the dancers of the American Ballet Theatre, which formed the basis of an exhibition that was later shown in a nationwide tour.

Something in my head gets turned on by seeing a woman’s looks really come together with the right makeup, the right hair style, the right clothes. It’s exciting to see a woman metamorphosed into something extraordinary.

Francesco Scavullo

He also shot Cher and Diana for their album covers. Through the 1980s Scavullo photographed British band Duran Duran, with his work featured on various releases including the cover of ‘The Wild Boys’ single. He also appeared in the band’s tour documentary ‘Sing Blue Silver’. Other famous names Scavullo had in front of his lens are Sophia Loren, Lena Horn, Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson, Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Biance Jagger, Grace Jones, and Divine, to name just a few.

Sean M. Byrne started assisting Scavullo’s shoots in 1972. The two became eventually became life partners. During these years, Scavullo suffered from mental breakdowns. When Scavullo was finally diagnosed as manic depressive in the 1980s, he advocated for people to learn more about the condition and its treatment.

Through the course of his career, Scavullo shot covers for Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Interview and Rollingstone. He published six books: Scavullo on Beauty (1976), Scavullo on Men (1977), Scavullo Women (1982), Scavullo: Francesco Scavullo Photographs 1948-1984 (1984), Scavullo: Photographs 50 Years (1997), and Scavullo Nudes (2000).

On January 6, 2004, Francesco Scavullo died of heart failure. Working until the end of his life, he passed on the way to a photo shoot with CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper. He was survived by Byrne, his partner for 32 years.

Today, Scavullo’s works are held in the collections of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, among others.  

Ares presents unique Tesla Model S Converible commission

Those who drive a Tesla Model S do not really excel in originality. That is, with just one body style and a handful of colors that you can order from Tesla, chances are there is one or more copies of your car in the same town where you live. If you want a special Model S, you can now turn to Ares Design.

At Ares, our Co-create philosophy allows clients to work side by side with our designers and engineers to create their very own bespoke vehicle, a service that is unique to Ares. This Tesla project is a superb example of this; it was a pure coachbuilding project which we very much enjoy doing and seeing the results of our uncompromising standards.

Dany Bahar, Ares Co-founder and CEO

Not willing to wait for the new Tesla Roadster, one car enthusiast demanded a Tesla S Convertible, immediately. And Italian coachbuilder Ares was more than happy to take on the challenge.

Italian luxury design house Ares has showcased its coachbuilding skills by revealing a privately commissioned Tesla Model S Convertible. Commissioned to transform the Tesla Model S into an eye-catching two-door open-top convertible the Modena-based atelier performed work on the body, chassis, aerodynamics and interior during the comprehensive coachbuilding project.

To achieve the conversion, engineers cut away the roof and removed the rear doors and the B-pillars to facilitate new, longer front doors. Centro Stile designed a new rear bonnet allowing space to integrate the roof when stowed. To finish, designers added a splash of Italian style with the fitment of a sleek Ares designed carbon fibre aero kit. Engineers retained the structural integrity of the Tesla by reinforcing the chassis with additional strengthening to the side members, beneath the cockpit and rear seating area.

Incidentally, the Model S continues to offer space for more than two people, because behind the front row of seats are two more seats that are tailor-made for this convertible. The interior of the Tesla has also been completely addressed by Ares, the finest hand-stitched ice white leather with orange detailing realised their client’s vision of a stylish interior finish.

It’s not quite as effortlessly gorgeous as Ares’ De Tomaso Pantera revival, but few cars are. Take a look at the new Ares convertible from all angles, and decide for yourself: success or waste of a Model S?

Come into the beautiful world of Ares.

Black is Beautiful, Ares Stunningly Restores Classic Porsche 911 964 Turbo

Italian coachbuilder Ares is known for two things: turning classic cars into modern drivers, such as the Ferrari 412, the De Tomaso Pantera, and for its roofless S1 Project Spyder. Now, the design company has put its hand to another cult classic: A one-off Porsche 911 Turbo from the 964 generation is the design studio’s new project – and it is absolutely awesome.

2021 kicked off with a cool new V8-Powered Land Rover Defender for Ares and the folks over from Modena have one more January surprise.

When the Porsche 964 Turbo was launched in 1991, it faced an uphill battle to win its fans over: this new generation of the iconic sports car from Stuttgart had been handed the baton from the first 911 to bear the Turbo badge on its rear bonnet – the legendary 930 – a car that changed the sports GTs panorama forever.

The 964 has always been a desirable iteration of the 911 lineage. With its cult status well-cemented in automotive history, it now acts as the base for a new restomod courtesy of Ares, which has overhauled the 911. The luxury coachbuilder has chosen the 911 964 Turbo, interpreting and modifying it, both in the aesthetics and mechanics; ultimately imparting its DNA which imbues every one of its creations.

Said to be a ‘unique creation, born from an enthusiast’s vision who wanted to realize his dream car’ and ‘an object of desire, as exciting to drive as it is to look at’, the Ares model is arguably one of the cleanest restored Porsche’s around

The car features many visual and performance upgrades but manages to retain the original Turbo’s DNA. The most notable appearance modification has to be the added fixed ducktail spoiler mounted on the redesigned hood. It gives the coupe that retro vibe the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS has.

Another touch in the same direction is the set of new wheels. The two-tone silver-black alloys have a design that’s reminiscent of Fuchs rims used in the same Carrera 2.7 RS from the mid-1970s. Other exterior updates include a new set of headlights and the quad pipes at the rear.

Inside the cabin, the Modenese craftsmen have created a new interior upholstery in leather and tartan fabric, decorated with a houndstooth motif, a gentle nod to the German manufacturer’s racing cars from yesteryear and one that Ares had already used on its Porsche 911 Targa GT3. Special attention has also been paid to the interface between car and driver: with new gauges and a PCCM infotainment system, specifically designed for classic Porsches.

Power comes from a base 3.6-liter flat-six engine that’s had its intercooler and turbocharger. But Ares has made tweaks to the car’s engine. More precisely, they’ve added a larger turbo and intercooler, increasing the factory output of 360 horsepower (268 kilowatts) to 425 hp (316 kW).

In terms of performance, although the 964 Turbo never lacked numbers, but unfortunately, the tuners are not providing details about the coupe’s performance capabilities after the performance upgrade. But it will probably be fast, very fast!

No pricing details are available either for the Porsche 911 964 Turbo, but you won’t be able to buy this car – it’s a one-off customer order. Come into the beautiful world of Ares.

Amour de Paris by Frank E. Hollywood

Dutch artist Frank E. Hollywood always knows how to suprise. Based in Amsterdam His works explore the tensions between the past, present and future. Not interested in simply reimagining the past, Frank draws on a collective visual memory of the past, to present us with something truly new and exceptional. Not limited to one specific medium or technique, his body of works range from oil paintings to marble sculptures.

Frank E. Hollywood’s art shows a tension between the future and the past. He does not create a romanticised picture of the past. On the contrary, he draws from the collective visual history to create a truly modern image. Frank’s work shows his future ideas about art. Nostalgic images are recycled, creating something modern and unique.

Stone carving is still considered very traditional by many viewers. They see and recognise the craft and the material before they are able to see the object itself. Frank E. Hollywood’s sculptures are undoubtedly recognisable figurative. By using iconic objects as inspiration, which are carved into stone to tell new stories, he aims to blur the lines between past, present and future.

‘Amour de Paris’ is available in two versions, in Italian white Carrara Marble and black Nero Marquina Marble, each version comes in an edition of 25 unique pieces. Measurements: 31 x 20 x 10 cm.

Frank is originally from Amsterdam and has permanent representation from art galleries in Amsterdam and Barcelona. Frank has exhibited throughout Europe in major leading galleries and has shown in many prestigious art fairs.

Frank E. Hollywood is represented by: Samuel Owen Gallery (USA), Villa Del Arte (Amsterdam), Reload Gallery (UK), The Boutique Gallery (Belgium), and Gallery Wolfsen (Denmark). Come into the amazing world of Frank E. Hollywood.

Tiffany & Co White, Yellow, and Red Gold Tiffany T1

American luxury jewelry giant Tiffany & Co has just launched its new T1 collection, which features some of the label’s most iconic designs that have been key to the house since the early 1980s. Fronted by none other than Adut Akech, the campaign highlights the signature pieces that are both luxury and timeless, arriving in 18k yellow gold as well as 18k white and rose gold styles.

Tiffany & Co launched its #TiffanyT1 collection earlier this year to much success, but fans were left wondering if there were ever going to be pieces that came in classic metals like white or yellow gold. Well, the good news is that the American luxury jeweller has finally unveiled all-new pieces, specifically bracelets and rings.

Now, before diving into what’s currently available in your favorite Tiffany & Co boutique, here’s a little background history of how the Tiffany T1 came to be. Designed by Reed Krakoff, the brand’s Chief Artistic Officer, the jewellery is known for its simple and minimalistic style, expounding on the iconic ‘T’ motif that forms a perfectly round circle to represent individual strength and self-empowerment.

The bevelled bar design also gives the ‘T’ added oomph, providing an extra level of visual interest as it encircles the fingers (ring) and wrists (bracelet). The collection comprises pieces that come in full 18K gold, but Tiffany & Co. has also included versions decked out in precious diamonds, perfect for ladies (and men!) who love T…..

The rings will come in two models, the Tiffany T1 Narrow Ring and Tiffany T1 Wide Ring. As for the bracelets, they will come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large for the Tiffany T1 Narrow Hinged Bangle and Tiffany T1 Wide Hinged Bangle. All are available in yellow, white or rose 18K gold, set with or without diamonds.

The Tiffany & Co Tiffany T1 collection is available at Tiffany & Co boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Louis Vuitton: Check Out Their New Collaboration With Artist Urs Fischer

When it comes to artist collaborations, no one comes close to Maison Louis Vuitton, having partnered with some of the biggest names from the likes of Jeff Koons, Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama, just to name a few. The French luxury Maison started the trend of releasing limited-edition capsule collections at the time when it was unheard of, and this January, the French luxury Maison has now tapped on the talents of contemporary visual artist Urs Fischer.

An entire collection encompassing accessories, bags, RTW is now available, with the key highlight being the monogram flowers and LV initials that come in an enlarged format. The artist calls them ‘memory sketches’, drawing the motif completely by hand before giving it a distorted look to create that bold and graphic twist.

Officially, the collection launches on 8 January 2021 worldwide, but several boutiques (including Louis Vuitton Singapore’s online store) have begun pre-sales. Most of the accessories and bags come in Tufted Monogram Canvas, with the pattern applied using an exquisite tuffetage technique to give an almost velvet-like texture. There are also two colour combinations to look out for, Black/Red (black base, red pattern) and White/Black (white base, black pattern), making them visually appealing even from afar.

And should you need help narrowing down the bags, here are 5 must-have pieces to consider. Familiar favourites like the Keepall Bandoulière 45 and Speedy Bandoulière 25 make a fun return in the LVxUF pattern, both coming with a matching shoulder strap for you to sling easily across the body or over the shoulder. There’s also the Onthego GM if you’re on the hunt for something big and roomy, all thanks to the 41 cm by 34 cm size that makes it a perfect weekender for him and her.

Looking for something new and equally exciting? That’s where the LVxUF Cabas comes in, and you will find that it’s essentially a slimmer (and taller) version of the Onthego. Measuring 38 cm by 36.5 cm, this tote is armed with a snap hook closure to keep your belongings secured, along two pairs of top handles (short and long) for hand and shoulder carry respectively. Lastly, the Pochette Accessoires now comes in a slightly reworked format that will allow you to switch the top strap out to an accompanying longer version. You can now wear the Pochette Accessoires across the body (a new format for the PA), giving it an added touch of versatility that’s certainly refreshing to boot.

The Louis Vuitton ‘Urs Fischer’ Collection is available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Kjaer Weis Launches The Beautiful Eye Balm

Known for its Sustainable skincare and makeup products, Kjaer Weis has dropped another high-performing item dedicated to the eyes. As part of the label’s ‘The Beautiful’ line, the new Eye Balm aims to restore, rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.

Our eyes are even more a focus in today’s new world, as they are on show in virtual meetings and while wearing a mask. This ultra-hydrating balm glides on like silk with a fast-absorbing formula. It plumps and primes the delicate under-eye skin to perfection, making you look well-rested and allowing for concealer and foundation to go on flawlessly.

Kirsten Kjaer Weis

The newest member of iconic The Beautiful line, The Beautiful Eye Balm is a rich and luxurious certified organic formula that restores, rejuvenates, and revitalizes the eyes. Anti-aging at all ages, the Beautiful Eye Balm reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, soothes and moisturizes the skin, and lifts and firms the eyes. So whether you’re a skincare pro or are just diving into the world of eye balms, this preventative and restorative, nourishing formula gives your eyes a luminous youthful glow. 

The Beautiful Eye Balm is infused with undeniably clean, certified organic, nourishing ingredients including Kjaer Weis’ signature Dioscorea Batatas, the Root of Light, which helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and illuminate the eyes for a bright, wide awake look. Beeswax, a natural replacement for silicone, improves the contour of the eye area and hydrates the skin. And a blend of organic virgin cold-pressed oils like Rosehip Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Sunflower Seed Oil hydrate the skin and are full of protective vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids.

Not your average eye cream—it’s a balm, it’s skincare, it’s makeup, it’s a beauty ritual that will revitalize your eyes.

 Formulated with makeup application in mind, the Beautiful Eye Balm also works as an under eye primer, improving the texture of the eye area and helping to keep makeup locked and ready for any look. Also use on the lips to nourish and moisturize.

Featuring a certified organic formula, the balm-primer hybrid helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles while soothing and moisturizing the complexion. Standout ingredients include the brand’s signature Dioscorea Batatas, which minimizes the look of dark circles.

The product is made with a blend of organic virgin cold-pressed oils like rosehip, sweet almond and sunflower oils, all of which contain protective vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. In addition, the Eye Balm comes in a fully recyclable glass jar with a vegetable-based plastic cap.

How to apply 

Scoop a small amount of cream and, using the ring finger, gently pat around the eye area. Allow 2-3 minutes to absorb into the skin. Apply morning and evening on clean and dry skin. This nourishing formula can also act as a primer for makeup around the eye area, and be applied on the lips to soothe and moisturize.

The Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Eye Balm is now available at the Kjaer Weis’ webstore. Come into the beautiful world of Kjaer Weis.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Unveils First First Drop Of Its Spring 2021 Collection

Anastasia Beverly Hills is preparing for the upcoming spring season with a brand new range of makeup products. The cosmetics brand is set to drop a clear brow wax, two lip glosses and a highlighter.

Designed to shape and hold your brow hair, the translucent Brow Freeze™ allows you to achieve a full-body fluffy look without having to use water or an activator. As for the Crystal and Diamond Lip Gloss, the former delivers a long-wearing, glass-like finish, while the latter boasts a light-reflecting shine that gives the lips a diamond-like effect. Rounding out the collection is the Iced Out Highlighter, which arrives in an illuminating, universal shade with the reflectivity of a liquid formula and the weightlessness of a powder.

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ first Spring 2021 release will become available online on January 11 and in-store on January 14. Anastasia Beverly Hills is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, serves as the science theory director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, as well as chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. Author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics.

And now Harvard’s top astronomer professor Avi Loeb lays out in his book ‘Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth’ his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star. He has said that the object, named 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua’ by Nasa, wasn’t a natural occurrence but a bit of space junk sent to us by aliens from another galaxy.

1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua’ was the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system that was discovered October 19, 2017, by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program. The program finds and tracks asteroids and comets in Earth’s neighbourhood.

Oumuamua was originally classified as a comet, however, observations revealed no signs of cometary activity after it slingshotted past the Sun on September 9, 2017, at a blistering speed of 196,000 miles per hour (87.3 kilometers per second), as per information available on solarsystem.nasa.gov. Nasa’s findings say that the space object had been wandering through the Milky Way Galaxy, unattached to any star system, for hundreds of millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system.

In December 2017, Loeb cited ‘Oumuamua’s unusually elongated shape as one of the reasons why the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia would listen for radio emissions from it to see if there were any unexpected signs that it might be of ‘artificial orgin’, although earlier limited observations by other radio telescopes such as the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array had produced no such results. On 13 December 2017, the Green Bank Telescope observed the asteroid for six hours. No radio signals from ʻOumuamua have been detected.

On 26 October 2018, Loeb and his postdoc, Shmuel Bialy, submitted a paper exploring the possibility of the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua being an artificial long/thin solar sail accelerated by solar radiation pressure in an effort to help explain the object’s non-gravitational acceleration. Other scientists have stated that the available evidence is insufficient to consider such a premise, and that a tumbling solar sail would not be able to accelerate. In response, Loeb wrote an article detailing six anomalous properties of ‘Oumuamua that make it unusual, unlike any comets or asteroids seen before.

On 27 November 2018, Loeb and his undergraduate student at Harvard College, Amir Siraj, proposed a search for ‘Oumuamua-like objects that might be trapped in the Solar System as a result of losing orbital energy through a close encounter with Jupiter. They identified 4 candidates for trapped interstellar objects that could be visited by dedicated missions (2011 SP25, 2017 RR2, 2017SV13 and in 2018 TL6). The authors pointed out that future sky surveys, such as with Vera C. Rubin Observatory, previously referred to as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), should find many more.

In public interviews and private communications with reporters and academic colleagues, Loeb has become increasingly vocal regarding the prospects of proving the existence of alien life. On April 16, 2019, Loeb and his undergraduate student, Amir Siraj, reported the discovery of the first meteor of interstellar origin. This discovery pioneers a new path for studying the composition and nature of interstellar objects.

‘Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth’ describes the detection of ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object passing through our Solar System. In ‘Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth’, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination,Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth’ challenges readers to aim for the stars – and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems. A must read!

Loeb has received many honors, including:

  • 2015 – Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) SETI Permanent Committee
  • 2015 – Elected Member of the American Physical Society (APS)
  • 2014 – Member of the Board on Physics & Astronomy (BPA) of the National Academies
  • 2013 – Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award from the American Astronomical Society, for the book ‘How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?’ (2010)
  • 2013 – Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012 – Elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 2012 – Galileo Galilei Chair (Cattedra Galileiana) Award, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
  • 2011 – Sackler Lecturer in Astronomy, Leiden Observatory, Netherlands
  • 2011 – Las Cumbres Observatory Prize Lecturer in Astrophysics, UC Santa Barbara
  • 2009 – Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena
  • 2007 – Inaugural Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) End of Year Lecturer
  • 2007 – Merle Kingsley Distinguished Visitor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • 2006/7 – John Bahcall Lecturer at Tel Aviv University University
  • 2006 – Salpeter Lectureship at Cornell University
  • 2004 – Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the Faculty of Physics and the Einstein Center for Theoretical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2002 – Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1987 – The Kennedy Prize, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358278146
  • ISBN-10: 0358278147
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: $27.00
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