At SLAC with Roger Blandford.
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Began as a hobby - turned into a career
Born in L.A., reared in
Switzerland; lived 15 years in
11 years in
Palo Alto, CA
very very close to Stanford).
Self-taught (except in flying);
books published on
in several languages),
(special selection of the Mathematical Book Club and the Macmillan Book Club), and
adjunct assistant prof. computer science, N.Y.U. 1981-86; holder of several U.S. and foreign patents;
founded PRS Corporation, a software and technology R&D company in 1978,
where he developed the award-winning ID LOGIC® technology
incorporated in the RBDS U.S. national standard -
licensed to the major consumer electronics manufacturers; founded the Classical Archives in 1994.
Appointed CEO of Classical Archives, LLC in 2000.
Founded ContextU, Inc. in 2012, leveraging patents filed in 2011 (more soon).
He otherwise focuses on the latest advances in particle astrophysics and cosmology
(see the pictures from his physics/astronomy trips) and in foreign policy research.
He is an ardent supporter of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
(KIPAC) at Stanford/SLAC
and of the Center for International Security and Cooperation
(CISAC) at Stanford.
Asteroid (32890) Schwob has been graciously named after him.
Pierre has been fortunate to participate in the production of award-winning documentaries:
the Women of Tibet triptych by Rosemary Rawcliffe:
A Quiet Revolution (trailer);
The Great Mother: Gyalyum Chemo (trailer);
The Buddha's Wife (trailer);
and of Sputnik Mania by David Hoffman (trailer).
He proudly commissioned the GLAST Prelude composed by Nolan Gasser with video from NASA Goddard, celebrating the June 11, 2008 launch and science of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope.
He co-wrote and produced the narrated symphony Cosmic Reflection ® also composed by Nolan Gasser which premiered 2 November 2009 to a packed Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
The symphony relates the history of the Universe in about 40 minutes!
He's now helping with the production of Particle Fever by David Kaplan focusing on the science and scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.