I was honored to give the Presidential Lecture at Queensborough Community College during the Spring of 2018. I’m grateful to President Diane Call for the opportunity. If you missed my talk, you can watch it here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnSra3h3IKs
I’ll be giving the monthly New York Amateur Astronomers Association talk this Friday, December 2. It’s at 6:15pm at the American Museum of Natural History and it’s free! I’ll be discussing Gravitational Waves in general, and a little bit about how my research fits into the complex gravitational wave puzzle. For more info look here: www.aaa.org/lectures/
One month in and it’s still hard to believe. I’ve got a new position, teaching some fantastic students at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, Queens. It’s a lot of work but I am totally loving it. I’m still affiliated with AMNH as a Research Associate, so I’ll still be getting my Science on one or two days a week.
I’m looking forward to exploring Voorhees State Park in New Jersey in a few weeks. I’ll be giving a public talk on black holes and gravitational waves there on July 23 at 8:30 pm. Hosted by the New Jersey Astronomical Association, there will be stargazing at the observatory afterwards too (weather permitting, as always). Come out and see if you are in the area!
Update: my talk was recorded and you can watch it here!
Next week I’ll be traveling to Oaxaca to give an invited talk at “Computing the Universe: At the Intersection of Computer Science and Cosmology.” It’s a small workshop and there should be a lot of great discussion. I intend to try all seven kinds of mole as well!
On December 18th, I got to do a “talk back” after a fantastic play, about astronomers Cecilia Payne and Annie Jump Cannon called “Insignificant.” It was amazing to see my scientific ancestors on stage before me. I was humbled to contribute to the discussion after the show and share my own story.
I was lucky to meet up with Paul Sutter in early 2015, where he recorded an interview with me on the RealSpace podcast. I ramble on about black holes, weird high school experiences, and roller derby. You can listen to the long version here or check out a quick video of the end, where I apparently decide that it’s OK for people to record me singing. This may have been a poor decision on my part.