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Dan Falk is a award winning science journalist and broadcaster. He’s been published very broadly, including in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Cosmos magazine, and New Scientist, and has contributed to CBC and TV Ontario science programming. Dan Falk is also the author of two books, including In Search of Time: Journeys Along a Curious Dimension and Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything, which was the winner of the 2002 Science in Society Journalism Award from the Canadian Science Writers’ Association. He is currently at MIT pursing a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
In their broad conversation, Dan Falk and Justin Trottier discuss the importance of astronomy and science literacy, why life may be rare in the galaxy but the SETI project is still important, how time might be just an illusion, the greatness of Galileo, and the endlessly fascinating scientific adventure.
- Dan’s website
- The Weak Link in the Chain: Intelligence (blog post reference in the show)
- Galileo’s “Falling Bodies” Experiment Re-created in Pisa (YouTube Video)
- In Search of Time (YouTube Video)
Current in Space
In Current in Space, we discuss new insights on merging spiral galaxies, Kepler planet hunting mission getting an extension, and a contrary view for the prevalence of life in the universe from Marc Kaufman, author of “First Contact.”
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