Brian Wu | Have You Ever Seen a Planet With Two Suns?
When Brian Wu recorded his TEDxJacksonville talk in 2018, he was a junior at the Horace Mann School in New York City, Brian Wu has had an immense interest in anything related to aerospace engineering and astronomy since a very early age. In 2018, he began working on a graduate-level research project at the University of Florida, which led to the tentative discoveries of nine Giant Planets, two Brown Dwarfs, and the first low-mass Circumbinary Planet to be detected using Doppler spectroscopy.
His passion for astronomy stems from a desire to sustain the human race should an apocalyptic event render the Earth uninhabitable. In 2017, he was honored as a semifinalist of the SIEMENS Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. In May 2018, he was named an Intel ISEF Finalist as well.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys experimenting with homemade rocket engines, basketball, squash, and long-distance running. His most passionate athletic interests cover the NFL, NBA, and College Basketball. Brian will be continuing his research over the next several years, with the ultimate goal of discovering potentially habitable Earth-sized terrestrial planets.
Brian is currently enrolled at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science on the Artificial Intelligence track and Physics. He is also currently serving as Co-Founder and CEO of Vitol, a drone delivery company specializing in medical and humanitarian relief efforts.