Joel Moore joined the physics department faculty as an assistant professor in January 2002. He received his A.B. summa cum laude in physics from Princeton University in 1995 and spent a Fulbright year abroad before graduate studies at MIT on a Hertz fellowship. After completing his Ph.D. in 2000, he worked at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB, and in theoretical physics research at Bell Labs, before coming to Berkeley. He is currently a Simons Investigator and an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, and holds the Chern-Simons Chair in Mathematical Physics.