021: Meredith Rawls:An Astronomer Takes Us to the Universe w/ Groundbreaking Telescopes & Starquakes

This week I talk to astronomer, Meredith Rawls about her work with a Large Synoptic Survey Telescope being built in Chile set to be finished in 2020 and while take the highest resolution video of the sky so far over the course of a decade. Meredith’s team is working on software to process in real time the many terabytes of data being collected a day as well as scan for things of interest in the sky. We’ll also talk about her work with red giants and how she uses starquakes to understand the mass and make-up of a star. Finally, we get into teaching and diversity in astronomy and Meredith will tell us if she thinks there’s aliens!

If you liked this interview, I think you'll enjoy my interview with with PhD student and ant researcher, Ida Naughton.

I talk to Ida Naughton, a PhD student at UC, San Diego who is studying the diverse ant populations on the Channel Islands. Ida is stationed on the Santa Cruz Island and is staying on the land owned by the Nature Conservancy. Listen to the episode to learn about the amazing colony structures, wacky behaviors, and the overall complexity of one the world’s most industrious creatures.

You may also like my interview with speech language pathologist, Mara Kubrin.

I talk to Mara Kubrin, a Speech Language Pathologist based in San Francisco. She is currently working at a rehabilitation center with elderly people, helping them recover speech and language skills as well as teaching them how to swallow. 

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