Bob Lazar grew up in the city of Westbury on Long Island in New York, before moving to Chatsworth, California, where he earned a degree in physics at Cal Tech. He then moved to New Mexico where he studied at the Neutron Science Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory, home to one of the largest particle accelerators in the world.
After his series of television interviews revealing the work being done at Area 51 in the Nevada desert, Bob Lazar was effectively blacklisted from work in any major research facility. He nurtured his inner entrepreneur and now owns a scientific supply company. Ironically, two of his customers are Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.