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Apr 28, 2022
On this episode Dr. Joe Pesce, Program Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, chats with Dr. Chris Parsons about black holes. Dr. Pesce is an astrophysicist with 30 years of experience and an expert on super massive black holes. He talks about the formation of black holes, the nature of the “event horizon” and super massive black holes in the center of galaxies. He also talks about how black holes and space science are depicted in popular culture, and what recent sci-fi movies get right and wrong about astrophysics.
Apr 11, 2022
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Terry Quinn, the Director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Quinn talks about his research on corals and reconstructing the historic climate record; the role of NSF in promoting ocean science and scientists; the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development; and also the importance of diversity, inclusion, equity and community engagement in the ocean sciences. This podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or members. AAAS is not responsible for the accuracy of this material. AAAS has made this material available as a public service, but this does not constitute endorsement by the association.