Sara Seager is one of the most well known astrophysicists in the world. She took a chance in grad school to focus on finding life on planets outside of our solar system, exoplanets. Now she is a professor of Physics and Planetary Sciences at MIT. In this wide ranging interview, we discuss science, life, and why she is so motivated to find the next Earth.
Below is a summary of her interview:
Where there is a will, there’s a way
We track Sara’s early days inspired and pushed by her dad to her time in grad school when she discovered she could study life on distant planets.
Sara recounts the passing of her late husband to terminal disease and the difficulty of suddenly becoming a single mom.
Sara talks about the first time she was able to code something on her own and have it work.
Sara’s work now
We chat about exoplanets and finding the next Earth. Sara’s also talks about the interesting work one of her proteges Julien de Wit.
What’s exciting Sara now
Sara discusses her continuing work on star shades which will help people see far away stars and planets easier.
Book Sara Recommends: Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family
Helpful Habit: Focus
Helpful Person: John Bahcall
Internet Resource: Wikipedia
What’s Your Purpose:
Getting people together to work find the other Earth. Help people overcome their internal thinking and reach their potential.
Where to follow Sara
Facebook: Sara Seager
Let Sara know how much you enjoyed this interview.
Anything is possible (within the laws of physics and chemistry)
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