Women Astronomers, The Big Bang and the Creation of the Universe

Today on Exploration, host Michio Kaku will have George Johnson in the studio to discuss the contributions of women astronomers to the field, and later, Michael Lemonick will be in to chat about the creation of the universe. Wake up to a morning brew of astrophysics and fascinating talk right here on KKFI 90.1 FM!

About the guests:

George Johnson (born January 20, 1952) is an American journalist and science writer. He is the author of a number of books, including The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments (2008) and Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics (1999), and writes for a number of publications, including The New York Times. He is one of the co-hosts (with science writer John Horgan) of “Science Saturday”, a weekly discussion on the website Bloggingheads.tv, related to topics in science. Several prominent scientists, philosophers, and bloggers have been interviewed for the site.

Michael Lemonick is the senior staff writer at Climate Centraland a former senior science writer at Time magazine. He has also written for Discover magazine,Yale Environment 360, Scientific American, and others, and has written a number of popular-level books on science and astrophysics, including The Georgian Star,Echo of the Big Bangand Other Worlds: The Search For Life in the Universe.

A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Lemonick earned degrees at Harvard University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He teaches communications and journalism at Princeton University. He currently resides in Princeton with his wife Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick, a photographer and photography instructor at Princeton Day School.


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