Category Archives: NBN Episodes

New Books in Astronomy: Bill Sheehan and Chris Conselice, Galactic Encounters

This past month has been really crazy with all of the podcasts, but I’m finally catching up with my New Books in Astronomy interviews. In the latest episode, I talked with William Sheehan and Christopher Conselice, co-authors of a new book called Galactic Encounters: Our Majestic and Evolving Star-System, From the Big Bang to Time’s End.  I really enjoyed […]

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New Books in Astronomy: David Rothery, Planet Mercury

With one spacecraft coming to an end of its mission in March, and another set to launch in 2016, it’s an exciting time for Mercury.  I sat down with David Rothery of the Open University last month to discuss his new book, Planet Mercury: From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World for New Books in Astronomy. The […]

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New Books in Astronomy: Vera Kolb, Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach

December has been a very busy month for podcasts! First up, I interviewed Dr. Vera Kolb, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the editor of Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach.  Thirty-seven authors from a multitude of disciplines provide an introduction to every aspect of the burgeoning field of astrobiology, which encompasses everything from prebiotic […]

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New Books in Astronomy: Lawrence Lipking, What Galileo Saw

Yesterday I had a lovely and long conversation with Dr. Lawrence Lipking about his latest publication, What Galileo Saw: Imagining the Scientific Revolution.  Although our chat was nominally for the New Books in Astronomy podcast, it’s the first one I’ve done that’s featured a humanist, and it felt really good to dive into seventeenth-century thoughts […]

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New Books in Physics: Roberto Trotta, The Edge of the Sky

This week for New Books in Physics, I spoke with Dr. Roberto Trotta of Imperial College London about his new book, The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is.  Inspired by xkcd’s Up-Goer Five comic, Trotta describes the current state of astrophysics and cosmology using only the ten-hundred most common words in […]

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New Books in Physics: Don Lincoln, The Large Hadron Collider

Last Monday, I sat down (via Skype) with Fermilab senior scientist Don Lincoln to discuss his new book, The Large Hadron Collider:  The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind.  This interview is my first contribution to the New Books Network (I’ll specifically be contributing to the Physics and […]

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