National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
Gesellschaftsstrasse 6 | 3012 Bern | Switzerland
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Moore Ben, Prof. Dr.

2.0_project, 2.6_project, Institut für Computergestützte Wissenschaften, Phase 3 - Domain A - Project 3, Universität Zürich
Senior Researcher
8057 Zürich
+41 44 635 58 15

Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Knowledge is the most important commodity of an advanced civilisation.” (own quote)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
To contribute to humanity’s knowledge about our origins.

How did you get into this research/work field?
Inspired by my father, a forester, who questioned everything.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
A theoretical determination of any of the fundamental constants of nature. And of course, finding life out there amongst the stars.

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
To make progress in our understanding of how Earth-like planets form.

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