Pierre



With Roger Blandford at SLAC
At SLAC with Roger Blandford.



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Born in L.A., reared in Geneva, Switzerland; lived 15 years in New York, 11 years in Hong Kong, now in Palo Alto, CA (close to San Francisco, very very close to Stanford). Self-taught (except in flying); books published on history (translated in several languages), calculators (special selection of the Mathematical Book Club and the Macmillan Book Club), and chess; 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.

Some press:
Now, brought to the big screen by physicists at SLAC: the universe
Art and Science in Harmony: A Song for a Space Telescope
Some of the work at the Schwob Center
KIPAC building dedication
Jane L. Stanford watch
KIPAC groundbreaking
Support of cosmology at SLAC
Some speeches and articles:
Symmetry Magazine — May 2007
The return of Jane L. Stanford watch — 16 Dec 2005 [picture]
KIPAC building groundbreaking at SLAC — 28 Jun 2004
Robert Schwob eulogy — 21 May 2003

Proud father of Jonathan and Nathania.
Some other family pictures.

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