Thesis Hiatus — and Story Collider!


As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t updated in a while. My Ph.D. thesis is to blame — my defense date was moved up by several months, to April, so now I’m in the final countdown. Once I’ve defended and handed in my thesis revisions (due in May), I’ll be able to update more frequently. In the meantime, this may be my last post for a while.

But! I’ve got something for you. I had the good fortune to participate in a Story Collider event recently. Story Collider gathers stories about the social and emotional side of science — stories about how science has impacted people’s lives. They run live shows, as well as a podcast and an online magazine. Last month, at their live show here in Ann Arbor, I told a story about astronomy, the Hayden Planetarium, and an unexpected e-mail I got from Neil DeGrasse Tyson. If you missed the show, no worries: they’ve just posted my story on their podcast, and you can find it here. And while you’re there, check out a few of the other podcasts — they’ve got some really great ones up there.

Enjoy, and see you in May!

3 thoughts on “Thesis Hiatus — and Story Collider!

  1. Loved your bit on Story Collider. When I’m explaining things to people I used to tell them “I’m lying, and someday we’ll dig into the details, but this is close enough for now”. Now I just tell them its a pedagogical simplification.

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