Gregory P. Laughlin is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Yale University[1]. He is interested in hydrodynamic simulations, the characterization of extrasolar planets and planet-forming environments as well as the far future of the universe.

In 1997, Laughlin published a 57-page paper in Reviews of Modern Physics about the far future of the universe that made the front page of the New York Times.[2] This paper became the inspiration of the book The Five Ages of the Universe, which he wrote along with Fred Adams.

In 2014, he published a paper on high-frequency trading, showing that even if a trader won only 51% of trades, they would be guaranteed to make a profit if they made enough trades.[3]

In 2015, he co-founded the aggregated prediction platform Metaculus with Anthony Aguirre.


  1. ^ "Gregory Laughlin". Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "How to Survive the End of the Universe". Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "High-Frequency Traders Literally Can't Lose: New Study". Retrieved May 15, 2015.

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