Cosmologists study a truly mind-bending topic: the nature of our universe. It’s a field of study that dwarfs the scopes of many other sciences. Cosmologists,…View More Why did you decide to become a cosmologist?
Whatever humanity does off-planet, it will depend on energy. How will we power our activities as we leave the friendly confines of Earth? One obvious…View More What are you doing to develop solar power off-planet?
We only recently determined that planets do in fact exist around other stars. The discovery of such “exoplanets” is of interest not just to science…View More How are exoplanets portrayed in science fiction?
To live off-planet, humanity will need to learn to use limited resources efficiently. The technologies we develop to support sustainable habitation are important off-planet. They…View More How do you engineer sustainable human habitation in space?
Humanity’s engagement with space is often framed as an area dominated by the so-called STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Social sciences play a…View More What relevance does sociology have for humanity’s engagement with space?