⚫Solstice Is Here…and so is a Rogue Black Hole⚫ — Issue #14
Dear Impossible Family, This week was out of this world! I performed a wedding on Loving Day, met astronaut and past INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast guest Dr Jessica Meir, was a guest on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Startalk Radio podcast, and celebrated Father’s Day with my family and writing hero, Richard Power on a special and very moving Father’s day Episode! Whew…what a week. And there’s much, much more coming later this summer!!
Is a rogue black hole lurking in the Milky Way? | Professor Jessica Lu — www.youtube.com
Today’s guest, UC Berkeley Professor Jessica Lu, discusses the discovery of the first dark, isolated black hole or neutron star in the Milky Way using gravit…
Father’s Day Conversation
CONVERSATION: This week on Father’s Day I was honored with the opportunity to speak to Pulitzer Prize winner (and all-around) mensch, Richard Powers. Richard is an American novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. His novel The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. He’s won many awards over the course of his career, including a MacArthur Fellowship. Powers has published 14 novels and has taught at the University of Illinois and Stanford University. He won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Overstory.
Powers’ latest book is Bewilderment in which, The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…
APPEARANCE: What happened before The Big Bang? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Matt Kirshen answer questions about inflation theory, multiverses, the cosmic microwave background, the formation of our universe, and the possible end of the scientific method with yours truly! Please leave a like and a comment like “Please have Brian back!”
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