Phil Armitage is professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2018, he will take up a joint position at Stony Brook University and the Center for Computational Astrophysics. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of planetary systems and the physics of accretion in protostellar and black hole environments. He earned a B.A. in physics and theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the university’s Institute of Astronomy. Prior to his current position, he did postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto’s Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich, Germany.