Other Passions
Pierre has an ardent interest in the latest developments in astrophysics and cosmology, particularly at Stanford, KIPAC, and SLAC. His many visits to research labs worldwide brought him to the highest observatories, the deepest mines, and to the South Pole, among other striking locations. An asteroid (Schwob, 32890) has been officially named after him in recognition of his contributions to science and technology.

He is a long-time trustee of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and lives in Palo Alto.

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Pierre conceived and authored the narrated symphony, Cosmic Reflection, composed by Nolan Gasser. It offers the history of the universe in forty minutes. The work premièred in 2009 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. It was later recorded by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop.

He is also following the intense work done at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.