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#28 Mariel Goddu | UC Berkeley Developmental Psychology PhD Candidate

#28 Mariel Goddu | UC Berkeley Developmental Psychology PhD Candidate

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

#23 - Ken Goldberg | Robots are Reflections of Ourselves

#23 - Ken Goldberg | Robots are Reflections of Ourselves

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. 

Space.coop is building a DAO for funding space missions

Space.coop is building a DAO for funding space missions

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.

Richard Muller - Climate Change & the Physics of Time

Richard Muller - Climate Change & the Physics of Time

Professor Muller has had an incredibly illustrious career, and to cover all of his accomplishments in a single podcast would be impractical. To name just one, he led the project which eventually led to the Nobel Prize winning discovery of dark energy. 

This podcast is focused on his current and ongoing ventures, as well as some of his yet to be confirmed theories, and some general life lessons.

Alex Filippenko - the accelerating expansion of the universe

Alex Filippenko - the accelerating expansion of the universe

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.