Anna Ijjas is a theoretical cosmologist whose research explores the origin, evolution, composition and future of the universe. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Munich in 2009, a PhD in the Philosophy of Physics at Munich in 2010, and a PhD in Physics (cosmology) in 2014 from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. She won a Thyssen Research Fellowship, which she spent at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard in 2012-3. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University. Ijjas has pointed out problems with the standard inflationary picture arising from recent cosmological observations and, together with Paul Steinhardt, she has proposed the anamorphic picture described in this blog post.