Are you curious about astronomy? Join NYU Abu Dhabi's research associate and moderator, Moe Abbas every Tuesday as he interviews leading academics and stars of astronomy on the topic of space science. Each episode aspires to share the unfathomable beauty of our universe!
Exploring Star Formation with Mark Krumholz
In this episode, we delve into the world of stars and galactic research with Professor Mark Krumholz, a distinguished figure in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of star formation, the dynamics of the interstellar medium, and the profound impact of galactic winds on our understanding of the universe. We further consider recent developments in astrophysics, how he decided to pursue a career in the field, and his advice for aspiring scientists.
Exploring the Cosmos with Science Communicator Salam Katanani
In this episode, we sit down with Salam Katanani, a science communicator and content producer, who is on a mission to make science more accessible in the Arab world. With over 1.1 million followers on social media, Salam discusses her favorite scientific topics, how she makes complex scientific concepts accessible and engaging, and how she stays up-to-date with the latest scientific research and discoveries. She also shares insights into her work on the first science-fiction sitcom in the Middle East, "This Is Earth," and her role at "Ajyal Space." Join us for a fascinating conversation with Salam Katanani on the wonders of the universe and the importance of science communication.
Exploring the Revolutionary Extremely Large Telescope & other topics with Paolo Padovani
Step into the realm of groundbreaking astronomical advancements as we dive deep into the realm of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with our esteemed guest, Paolo Padovani. Paolo, an Italian astronomer and a key figure at the European Southern Observatory, takes us on an exciting journey to unravel the mysteries surrounding the ELT. Join us as we explore the mission and anticipated applications of this revolutionary telescope, discover the transformative role Paolo plays in the project, and gain insights into the technological innovations that make the ELT a game-changer in the field of astronomy. Additionally, Paolo sheds light on his involvement in the project and reveals how he passionately engages with the public, inspiring a new generation of astronomers. Join us for an enlightening conversation as we explore the frontiers of astronomy and the impact of outreach in fostering scientific curiosity.
Cosmology & Other Topics with Chris Impey
In this podcast episode, Chris Impey, an astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, discussed his latest book "Worlds without End" and his experiences as a science communicator. He shared his insights on the importance of exoplanet research and the challenges of determining the nature of dark matter. Chris also discussed the historical role of black holes in theoretical physics, the biggest questions astronomers have about them today, and some of the latest developments in this area. As a former Vice President of the American Astronomical Society, he also provided valuable insights into the organization's importance and the most pressing issues facing the field of astronomy today. Finally, he offered advice for young people interested in pursuing a career in the sciences.
Searching for Intelligent Life in the Universe With Seth Shostak
In this interview, we speak with Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, about the search for intelligent life in the universe. We explore what it means to be intelligent and the methods used by the institute to search for signs of life beyond our planet. Shostak discusses the evolution of these methods and the current state of the field, as well as sharing personal insights and experiences from his time at SETI. Join us as we delve into one of the greatest questions of our time - is anybody out there?
The Overview Effect With Frank White
Frank White has authored and co-authored numerous books on topics ranging from space exploration to climate change to artificial intelligence. His best-known work, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration. A film called "Overview," based largely on his work, has had nearly eight million plays on Vimeo. Since the first edition of his book on the subject was published in 1987, "the Overview Effect" has become a standard term for describing the spaceflight experience. The fourth edition of The Overview Effect, including original interviews with 31 astronauts, was scheduled for publication in 2019. White considers himself to be a "space philosopher," and has long advocated developing a new philosophy of space exploration. His book on this topic, The Cosma Hypothesis: Implications of the Overview Effect, has just been published. In it, he asks the fundamental question, "What is the purpose of human space exploration? Why has the evolutionary process brought humanity to the brink of becoming a spacefaring species?