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Little Atoms Road Trip 31 – Sara Seager

February 28, 2013

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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 29 – Lucianne Walkowicz

February 8, 2013

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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 23 – Priya Natarajan

September 21, 2012

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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 18 – Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud

August 10, 2012

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While in New York City, Neil attended a few events at the World Science Festival, including one at which a speaker was astrophysicist Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud. Before the talk Neil met up with Britt at her office at Columbia University and recorded this podcast. Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud received her PhD from Columbia University in 2010. During her graduate […]

Little Atoms Road Trip 15 – Neil deGrasse Tyson

July 24, 2012

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While in New York City, Neil pays a visit to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he talks with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools right through to his graduation from the Bronx High School […]