Professor Filippenko has an almost unparalleled academic career in the field of astronomy. Having been a professor at UC Berkeley for over 30 years, Alex has won a flurry of awards including the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in 2015, the Gruber Cosmology Prize in 2007, and “Best Professor” on the Berkeley campus a record 9 times!
In this podcast, Professor Filippenko speaks to some of the milestones of his incredible academic career, in addition to the current projects and initiatives he’s working on.
A few topics we touch on include:
- Filippenko’s role on the teams that discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe, and the connection that has to dark energy
- The current uncertainties that astrophysicists tackle How the discipline of astronomy is broken up
- and how computer science plays a role Filippenko’s legendary proposal story and much, much more!
If you’re interested in learning more, watch any of Professor Filippenko’s speaking engagements online, or consider taking one of his flagship courses, Astronomy C10.
Christelle is a French engineer and co-founder of Hiven, a home-based coworking community which allows local professionals to work from a variety of conducive living rooms, revitalize the local economy, support local businesses, and build community. I sincerely cannot wait for the day I'm able to work from home from anywhere in the world on a whim through the magic of Hiven. This is truly the modern digital nomad's dream come true.
Ahmud is an Australian entrepreneur and cofounder of Humm, a new generation hybrid software toolkit for cognitive enhancement. He's worked in Australia's top finance firm as well as in racecar engineering before diving head first into the deep end of wearable tech innovation.
Mariel Goddu is a third year PhD student at UC Berkeley's Cognitive Science department. Her research is focused on developmental psychology - in other words, she studies how children think.
In this episode, she sheds light on some of the latest developments in her research with causal reasoning abilities in toddlers, and then we get...just a little bit deeper.
For more of Mariel's research, visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariel_Goddu
Seelam Reddy immigrated to the States from India at the age of 20, and has since worked for much of his career in the aerospace industry, most notably at Aerojet, Northrup, and Hughes/Boeing. He is now a State Assembly write in candidate for the June 2018 primary.
In this episode, we’ll get a
Join us this week for a chat with UC Berkeley Professor and Economist Hilary Hoynes! We analyze the changing labor market, the break down of the cash welfare system, and...marriage?
Lead writers on this episode include Ava Davis, Lina Craighill and Anna Zhao. Assistant writers include Alex Tellez, Alanna Zhang, Kaitlin Weinstein. Produced by Kaitlin Weinstein and Anna Zhao. Created, hosted, and edited by Lina Craighill.
We sit down with two UC Berkeley undergrad students of seemingly opposite political affiliations, to discuss topics surrounding feminism and how we participate in political discourse.
Professor Denero recently joined the UC Berkeley faculty after a stint as a senior researcher on the Google Translate team. John Denero has also become sort of a cult hero among the Computer Science students at UC Berkeley, regularly being featured on a popular Facebook group, UC Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens. We ask him how he feels about this in the podcast.
In this podcast, we delve into many interesting facets of John Denero’s life ranging from his viewpoints on philosophy, the ethics of computer science, artificial intelligence’s impact on society, Google translate’s progress, CS61A and how great students prepare for the class, and much more. Enjoy!
Ken Goldberg is a professor and chair at UC Berkeley's Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department. His research specializes in robotics and automation. He and his team have published over 170 papers on robotics and automation to date.
Alexander Coward holds a bachelor's and a PHD in Mathematics from Oxford University and an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. Before starting his current education startup, EdeeU, he was a lecturer of Mathematics at UC Berkeley. He was dismissed from his position after a controversial spat with the administration for his highly acclaimed, passionate style of teaching. You can read about this in the excerpt below.
In this episode, Jeff speaks with Yalda Mousavinia, cofounder of Space Cooperative, about the potential for blockchain to lower the barrier to entry into involvement in funding missions to space. Yalda graduated from Cal with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2008, and was working as a Senior Product Manager at Oracle before leaving her job to start Space Cooperative.