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ASU Connections Podcast
56 minutes | May 16, 2016
Scott Parazynski (Repost)
(Episode 39) -- Dr. Scott Parazynski is a former NASA astronaut who flew on five shuttle missions. He was recently inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. During his time with NASA he conducted seven spacewalks. Dr. Parazynski is also the only astronaut to summit Mt. Everest. Now, he serves as the first Professor or Practice and University Explorer at Arizona State University.
47 minutes | May 9, 2016
(Episode 38) -- Dr. Evan Scannapieco is an astrophysicist at Arizona State University. His research focuses on feedback processes of galaxy formation and the evolution of elements over cosmic time. On this episode, Dr. Scannapieco talks about dark matter and dark energy.
60 minutes | May 2, 2016
Sarah Rogers & Jaime Sanchez de la Vega
(Episode 37) — Sarah Rogers and Jaime Sanchez de la Vega are officers in the Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory at Arizona State University. As undergraduates, they’re leading a team of students that will be building, launching and operating the Phoenix Mission. They’re goal is to study thermal emissions of urban areas from space.
59 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Karen Pardos Olsen
(Episode 36) -- Dr. Karen Pardos Olsen is an postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration. She is an expert in the evolution of galaxies. Dr. Olsen's research focuses on the enormous clouds of gas that provides the matter for forming stars.
59 minutes | Apr 18, 2016
(Episode 35) — Arizona Senator Andrew Sherwood represents Tempe in the Arizona legislature. He is an Arizona State graduate and a champion of science policy. Senator Sherwood has set many goals that would make Arizona a hub of the budding space exploration market. If you’d like to be involved in the Arizona Aerospace Coalition email Senator Sherwood at asherwood @ azleg.com
54 minutes | Apr 11, 2016
(Episode 34) — Dr. David Williams is the Director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies at Arizona State University. He has worked extensively with NASA’s Dawn and New Horizons missions. Dr. Williams also runs the NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at the Ames Research Center in California.
54 minutes | Apr 4, 2016
(Episode 33) -- Dr. Chris Groppi is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. He specializes in building instruments that are used to probe the inner workings of molecular clouds and unlock the secrets of star formation. Dr. Groppi's team at Arizona State builds components used by companies and research groups across the globe.
53 minutes | Mar 28, 2016
(Episode 32) — Dr. Lev Horodyskyj develops astrobiology curricular materials spanning topics from astronomy to geobiology to sustainability for delivery in an exclusively online format. His work on “SES: 106; Habitable Worlds” is being used as a template for future online education. Dr. Horodyskyj works with AnbarLab at Arizona State University.
55 minutes | Mar 21, 2016
Jekan Thanga & Erik Asphaug
(Episode 31) — Dr. Jekan Thanga and Dr. Erik Asphaug are professors at Arizona State University. They’re leading a student-built and student-ran CubeSAT mission that will observe meteors from and monitor solar winds from Earth orbit. The SWIMSat mission recently received funding from the US Air Force.
64 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
(Episode 29) -- Dr. Heather Throop is an Associate Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration and School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Her career has focused on deserts and the ways in which life effects the local ecosystem. Dr. Throop recently returned from Namibia where she taught and researched in various dry lands.
67 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
(Episode 29) — Dr. Jordan Okie is an assistant research professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State and also works in the school of life sciences and the school for the future of innovation in society. He’s a molecular biologist by trade but his work hits a variety of disciplines.
59 minutes | Feb 28, 2016
(Episode 28) -- Dr. Manoochehr Shirzaei is a geophysicist and geodesist at Arizona State University. His RATLAB team reaches into several disciplines that draw data from both satellite and earth-based observations. Dr. Shirzaei studies inverse theory, volcanic fast response systems and volcanic gas and oil modeling.
64 minutes | Feb 21, 2016
(Episode 27) -- Dr. Amanda Clarke is a volcanologist and an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. She studies explosive eruptions and the effects those eruptions have on the local and global climate.
50 minutes | Feb 14, 2016
(Episode 26) -- Dr. Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University. He is also the director of ASU's Origins Project, a Foundation Professor and Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative. Highlight of this episode is Dr. Krauss' explanation of recent gravity detections and the implications.
55 minutes | Feb 7, 2016
(Episode 25) — Dr. Ariel Anbar is a President’s Professor at Arizona State University. His work is widespread but focuses on perspectives and practices of isotope geochemistry. Dr. Anbar also created an online course called “Habitable Worlds” that is being used as a model for future online learning environments.
61 minutes | Jan 31, 2016
(Episode 24) — Dr. Marc Neveu is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State specializing in icy bodies of the solar system. Marc has spent time studying Enceladus, Ceres and the Pluto system. He also hosted a public forum on the discovery of the theoretical “Planet Nine” and discusses that at length.
64 minutes | Jan 24, 2016
(Episode 23) -- Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at Arizona State University. She is also the founder of ScienceCheerleader and SciStarter. Her work encourages science literacy through community engagement and direct citizen participation.
43 minutes | Jan 17, 2016
(Episode 22) — Dr. Michael Crow is the President of Arizona State University. Arizona State was recently ranked the “Most Innovative” by US News & World Report. Before joining ASU as President in 2002, Dr. Crow was the Executive Vice Provost at Columbia University. Among the many accomplishments of the university under Dr. Crow’s leadership is the creation of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. Photo Credit: Abigail Weibel
53 minutes | Jan 10, 2016
(Episode 21) — Dr. Rogier Windhorst is a Regents Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. His team studies the formation and evolution of distant galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope has been his primary tool but Dr. Windhorst is very much involved in HST’s successor; the James Webb Space Telescope. JWST is set to be launched in 2018!
58 minutes | Jan 3, 2016
(Episode 20) — Dr. Patrick Young is a theoretical astrophysicist at Arizona State University. He examines the lives and explosive deaths of stars. His research is connected to the effects of the death of stars on the local neighborhood. Dr. Young and his colleagues also examine how the chemical makeup of stars could play a role in the habitability of nearby planets.
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