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The Knight Science Journalism Program is excited to welcome Dr. Rick Fienberg, Senior Contributing Editor, Sky & Telescope, Senior Advisor to the Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society, and Project Manager, AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force. Dr. Fienberg will prepare us to view the total solar eclipse on April 8, addressing a variety of frequently asked questions, including How, why, and when solar (and lunar) do eclipses occur? How does a total solar eclipse unfold? What will you experience within the path…Find out more »
The Knight Science Journalism program at is excited to welcome Dr. Johan Chu of the Sloan School of Management at MIT. The Internet and now AI drastically lower the barriers to entry to markets. Within a few months, for example, you may be able to create cinema-quality video without actors, cameras, or access to physical locations. You can already distribute videos globally at minimal cost. How does this affect dominant incumbents? I argue—based on simulation models and empirical evidence from…Find out more »
Seminar: Kim-Vy Tran on How to Explain General Relativity with Wineglasses and other Astronomer Party Tricks
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT is excited welcome Dr. Kim-Vy Tran of Harvard University. Gravitational lensing is a direct consequence of General Relativity. The bending of light by massive objects has matured into a powerful cosmic tool for exploring a wide range of astrophysical phenomena such as measuring how quickly the universe is expanding to finding the earliest galaxies and stars. But how do you explain a rather abstract concept in a way that captures the imagination of…Find out more »