Alex Flippenko is an American Cosmologist, Astrophysics, and Professor at the University of California. He is well known for his contribution to Supernova Cosmology Project and High-z Supernova Search Team.

He also originated and runs the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope, which is a fully robotic telescope that operates Lick Observatory Supernova Search. He is well known for his three consecutive books on Astronomy.

Alex describing Multiverse Universe are might be more to explore in the Universe as well as in our solar system. The Planet Earth is not special until we explore other planets. We might or might not be alone in the whole cosmos it is fascinating either way. Thinking of such thoughts makes us conscious of being in the Universe.

According to Alex, the meaning of life is to create one by ourselves. Each of us has a meaning in life and it is not necessary to be attached to goals. It should be any work where you have the feeling of satisfaction and ecstasy. We have to discover it on our own.

As I speak from my experience when I helped someone or cared for someone, I have a sense of meaning to myself of being alive. I feel I am being useful to someone and had a feeling of satisfaction within me.


“It’s amazing to me that we humans have the intellectual capacity to ask deep questions and to devise methods for learning how the universe works and how its contents evolve with time.”

Books written By Alex Flippenko:

The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium

Author:  Alex Filippenko & Jay M. Pasachoff
Meaning of life
About- Alex has put the fundamentals of Cosmos to understand for beginners. He covers up the subjects like Dark Matter, Black Hole, Gravitational wavelength, and other insights into the Universe.

The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy’s Big Questions

Author- Alex Filippenko & David J. Eicher
Meaning of life
About- Alex and co-author David has put their research in this book discussing how the Sun will die, the end of life on Earth, why Venus turned itself inside-out, the Big Bang Theory, the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, and the meaning of life in the universe.

Videos – Alex Flippenko with Lex Fridman

About – Alex explains about meaning of life and the multiverse universe in this video. The planet Earth is not a special one until we explore other planets in the Universe. We have a lot to explore in our solar system.
About – Alex discussing the big bang theory and how the universe is finite or infinite with Lex Fridman.