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Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City on October 5, 1958. Interested in astronomy since he was a child, Tyson gave lectures on the topic at the age of 15. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and was the editor-in-chief for its Physical Science Journal. After earning vis mere a B.A. in Physics from Harvard in 1980, Tyson received an M.A. in Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia in 1991. Since 1996, Tyson has held the position of Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004, Tyson joined the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. He has hosted PBS's television show NOVA scienceNOW since 2006. Tyson can also be seen frequently as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Tyson has written many popular books on astronomy, and he began his "Universe" column for Natural History magazine in 1995. In 2009, he published the bestselling book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet to describe the controversy over Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. His other books include Accessory to War: The Unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military. Tyson was recognized in 2004 with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. Photo by NASA

Værker af Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver3,914 eksemplarer
Letters from an Astrophysicist (2019) — Forfatter — 317 eksemplarer
Merlin's Tour of the Universe (1989) 118 eksemplarer
My Favorite Universe {video} (2003) 98 eksemplarer
Universe Down to Earth (1605) 43 eksemplarer
Starry Messenger (2022) 12 eksemplarer
To Infinity and Beyond 3 eksemplarer
City of Stars (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Tide and Time 1 eksemplar
The Milky Way Bar 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation (1980) — Forord, nogle udgaver8,239 eksemplarer
Ice Age: Collision Course [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 156 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer
Ice Age [The Five Movie Collection 1-5] (2016) — Actor — 24 eksemplarer
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time [2018 TV Movie] (2018) — Actor — 6 eksemplarer
400 Years of the Telescope [2009 TV episode] (2009) — Fortæller — 3 eksemplarer
The Greeks [2016 video] (2016) — Fortæller — 2 eksemplarer
The Pluto Files [2010 TV episode] (2010) — Host — 2 eksemplarer
How Smart Are Animals? [2011 TV episode] — Fortæller — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Juridisk navn
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Andre navne
Tyson, Neil
Fødselsdato
1958-10-05
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
New York, New York, USA (Manhattan)
Bopæl
New York City, New York, USA
Manhattan, New York, USA
Bronx, New York, USA
Currier House, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Uddannelse
Columbia University (M.Phil|1989|Ph.D|1991(
University of Texas at Austin (MA|1983)
Harvard University (BA|1980)
Bronx High School of Science (1976)
Erhverv
astrophysicist
television host
planetarium director
research associate
professor
radio host
Relationer
Degrasse Tyson, Cyril (father)
Organisationer
Planetary Society
New York Academy of Sciences
American Astronomical Society
American Physical Society
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
International Planetarium Society (vis alle 13)
National Society of Black Physicists
PBS
Hayden Planetarium
Rose Center for Earth and Space
American Museum of Natural History
Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry
President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
Priser og hædersbevisninger
People Magazine's "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" (2000)
Asteroid Namesake "1312 Tyson" (2001)
Columbia University's Medal of Excellence (2001)
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004)
Klopsteg Memorial Award (2007)
Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2007" (vis alle 10)
Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award (2009)
Discover Magazine's "50 Best Brains in Science" (2008)
Isaac Asimov Award (2009)
Honorary Doctorate (x18)
Kort biografi
Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator.

Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University. From 1991 to 1994, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and the Princeton faculty as a visiting research scientist and lecturer. In 1996, he became director of the planetarium and oversaw its $210 million reconstruction project, which was completed in 2000.

From 1995 to 2005, Tyson wrote monthly essays in the "Universe" column for Natural History magazine, some of which were later published in his books Death by Black Hole (2007) and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017). During the same period, he wrote a monthly column in StarDate magazine, answering questions about the universe under the pen name "Merlin". Material from the column appeared in his books Merlin's Tour of the Universe (1998) and Just Visiting This Planet (1998). Tyson served on a 2001 government commission on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in the same year. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS. Since 2009, Tyson has hosted the weekly podcast StarTalk. A spin-off, also called StarTalk, began airing on National Geographic in 2015. In 2014, he hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a successor to Carl Sagan's 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences awarded Tyson the Public Welfare Medal in 2015 for his "extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science".

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Cosmos and Giordano Bruno i Let's Talk Religion (april 2014)

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I'm not going to pretend I understood the material in this book, because I didn't. OK, maybe I got 15% of it. Clearly Neil deGrasse Tyson is a brilliant scientist, and while this may be astrophysics in a nutshell, I don't think it was simplified as much as I thought it would be. It did answer a few of my questions, including what the heck is dark matter? It didn't really answer my question, what was here before the Big Bang? *shrugs* I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author (top-notch engaging narration!), however I think with the complex concepts presented, I would have benefited more by reading the book instead.… (mere)
 
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bookofsecrets | 140 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2024 |
I read a lot of science fiction, but I've never been a hard sci-fi guy. I grew up being excited by planets and asteroids and moons and black holes, but got less into the science as I got older. I bought this book at a new independent bookstore, to support them and I figured it was short and would make a good bathroom book.

I ended up REALLY enjoying it, and now I'm smarter. Some things he mentioned I was probably just relearning from college, other things were completely new concepts. deGrasse's description of the big bang read like some kind of religious text. Like there a bunch of scientists standing around with cell phones recording the beginning of the universe. Like "in the first trillionth of a second this happened, then in the next 2 trillionths of a second this happened." It was just mind blowing that they could postulate about something that happened billions (trillions?) or years ago, billions (trillions?) of light years away down to measurements smaller than seconds.

Anyway, this book revived my faith in extraterrestrial life, if not that chance that we'll ever make contact with it.

Definitely recommended for dabblers in science and science fiction.
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ragwaine | 140 andre anmeldelser | Feb 14, 2024 |
Honestly, NdGT could read the phone book to me and I would be enthralled.
His matter of fact voice and wit make an otherwise boring and overmyhead subject into the realm of sorta kinda understanding.
He discusses planets and energy and humanity just to name a few. I wish I could retain all the information he shares with the reader but sadly, I will not, but I’d happily listen to this book again and again.
 
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Carmenere | 140 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2024 |
Waste of time for anyone with basic education
 
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stef_lp | 140 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2024 |

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