Anna Ijjas is a theoretical physicist, working at the intersection between gravitational theory and cosmology. A native of Hungary, she did her undergraduate studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. After a brief stint in the philosophy of physics that earned her an award-winning PhD in 2010, she completed her (second) PhD in theoretical physics in 2014 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin based on thesis research done at Harvard and Princeton. Subsequently, she went on to become the inaugural John A. Wheeler Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science and spent the following two years at Columbia and Harvard as a Principal Investigator of the Simons Foundation’s “Origins of the Universe” Initiative. In 2019 she joined the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover as a Lise Meitner Excellence Group Leader.