MR talks to famous Indian American Astrophysicist, Dr Priyamvada Natarajan

MR talks to famous Indian American Astrophysicist, Dr Priyamvada Natarajan

December 9, 2014 | Author: Monika Patel

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Dr  Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale and Honorary professor at University of Delhi,  recollects her childhood fascination with science.

She arrived in the United States from New Delhi to pursue her undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics at MIT.

Listen to how science and specifically astro physics became her passion.

Hear all about her journey from India to MIT and then Cambridge before arriving at Yale.

Hear Dr Natarajan explain about black holes, dark matter and dark energy in layman terms.

What is responsible for drawing her and inspiring her to do what she does?

Listen to what in her work is exciting, interesting and challenging for her.

What are Dr Natarajan’s views on the end of the world, science and religion?

Find out what she thinks about Interstellar and The Big Bang Theory.

Listen to her thoughts on mathematical literacy, gender equality, STEM technology and much much more.

And finally listen to her surprising revelations about her leisure time activities.