Nobels and Astrophysics #538

October 19, 2019

This week we start with this year's physics Nobel Prize awarded to Jim Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz and finish with a discussion of the Nobel Prizes as a way to award and highlight important science. Are they still relevant? When science breakthroughs are built on the backs of hundreds -- and sometimes thousands -- of people's hard work, how do you pick just three to highlight? Join host Rachelle Saunders and astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Ethan Siegel for their chat about astrophysics and Nobel Prizes.


  • Ethan Siegel

Guest Bios

Ethan Siegel

Ethan Siegel is a theoretical astrophysicist, author, and an award-winning science communicator. He is the author of the 2 books "Beyond The Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way And Discovered The Entire Universe" and "Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive". He can be found blogging about all things physics on his Forbes blog Starts with a Bang and on the Medium network.

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