Little Atoms Road Trip 29 – Lucianne Walkowicz

Posted on February 8, 2013 by


On a warm spring day in Brooklyn, Neil attempts to interview astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz in the sculpture garden of the Pratt Institute, until the weather intervenes.

Lucianne Walkowicz is the Henry Norris Russell Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton, and a 2012 TED Senior Fellow. She studies stellar magnetic activity and its effects on planetary habitability using data from NASA’s Kepler Mission. She’s a leader in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a new project that will scan the sky every night for 10 years to create a huge cosmic movie of our Universe. And she’s also an artist, working in a variety of media, from comics, to oil paint, to sound.

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