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Little Atoms Road Trip 31 – Sara Seager

February 28, 2013


On a rainy afternoon in Boston, Neil recorded the last interview of his month long American road trip, with astrophysicist Sara Seager. Sara Seager is the Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science and Physics at MIT. Her science research focuses on theory, computation, and data analysis of exoplanets. Her research has introduced many new ideas to the […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 30 – Seth Mnookin

February 20, 2013


During his time in Boston, Neil spent as Morning at MIT visiting with Seth Mnookin. Seth Mnookin is the Co-Director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing. His most recent book, The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, won the National Association of Science Writers 2012 “Science in Society” Award. He is also the author of […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 29 – Lucianne Walkowicz

February 8, 2013


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 […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 28 – The American Museum of Natural History

November 27, 2012


This show was recorded behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History at Central Park West in New York. There are three interviews with curators working at the museum. Ross MacPhee is a curator of Vertebrate Zoology in the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History. Known for his paleomammalogical research on island extinctions, he […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 27 – Leslie Brunetta

November 22, 2012


In Cambridge, Mass. on his last day recording interviews, Neil paid a visit to writer Leslie Brunetta. Leslie Brunetta is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, as well as on NPR and elsewhere. An English graduate of both Princeton and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, she is the co-author of Spider Silk: Evolution […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 26 – Misha Angrist

November 17, 2012


While passing through North Carolina, Neil paid a visit to Duke University in Durham, and spent a great afternoon talking to geneticist Misha Angrist. Misha Angrist is an assistant professor at the Duke University Institute for Genomic Sciences and Policy. His doctoral and postdoctoral work was in human genetics, and he was formerly a board-eligible genetic counselor. Misha […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 25 – George Church

November 11, 2012


While in Boston, Neil spent an afternoon at the Church Lab at Harvard Medical School. George Church is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences & Technology at Harvard and MIT, As well as a director of the U.S. Department of Energy Center on Bioenergy at Harvard & MIT and Director of the Center for Computational […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 24 – Paul Offit

October 20, 2012


On the journey from Washington DC to New York City, Neil stopped in at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to chat with Paul Offit. Paul Offit MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 23 – Priya Natarajan

September 21, 2012


While in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Neil spent an afternoon talking cosmology at the apartment of the theoretical astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan. Priya Natarajan is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. Her research is focused on exotica in the Universe – dark matter, dark energy and black holes. She is noted for her key contributions to two […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 22 – Dr Stephen Barrett

September 14, 2012


In this episode, Neil drives to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and visits with Dr Stephen Barrett. Dr Stephen Barrett is a retired psychiatrist who has achieved national renown as an author, editor, and consumer advocate. An expert in medical communications, Dr. Barrett operates Quackwatch, Autism Watch, and a number of other Web sites and edits Consumer Health Digest (a […]