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Jill Tarter – SETI

S2/EP3 – Jill Cornell Tarter is an American astronomer best known for her work on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Tarter’s astronomical work is illustrated in Carl Sagan’s novel Contact. In the film version of Contact, the protagonist Ellie Arroway is played by Jodie Foster. Tarter conversed with the actress for months before and during filming, and Arroway was “largely based” on…

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Avi Loeb Professor Science Harvard

Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative (1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb has written 8 books, including…

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Vandana Verma Chief Engineer RObotic Operations NASA/JPL

2021 A New Dawn / Season 2 / EP 1 Vandana Verma is the Chief Engineer for Robotic Operations for Mars 2020 Perseverance, and the Assistant Section Manager for Mobility and Robotics Systems at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She specializes in space robotics, autonomous robots and robotic operations. She has worked on a number of…

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Bernardo Kasturp Episode 13

In EP 13, we continue where we left off in EP 12 and Bernardo Kasturp dives deeper into consciousness and how this is central to our understanding of the world around us. He also answers questions posted on line and fascinates us with insights that are thought provoking and brilliant. THis is an episode that would be…

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Darsh Kodwani Astrophysicist Episode 16

Darsh Kodwani is our STAR guest and speaks exclusively to Indian Genes about the amazing open questions in Astrophysics today and gives us a better and deeper understanding on the The Big Bang and all the mysteries of the universe. This is a great episode for any student interested in the subject or a non…

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Mitul Mehta Neuroimaging Episode 15

Mitul joined King’s College London as a post-doctoral researcher in Neuroimaging in 2003 with the aim of setting up a research group focussed on pharmacological neuroimaging using MRI methodology. He worked with positron emission tomography at Imperial

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Susmita Mohanty Spaceship Designer Episode 14

Susmita Mohanty (born 1971) is an Indian spaceship designer, serial space entrepreneur and a climate action advocate. She is well known for her research on space related topics. She co-founded India’s first private space start-up, Earth2Orbit in 2009.

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Bernardo Kastrup Scientist & Philosopher

In EP 12 Indian Genes talks to Bernardo Kastrup’s who has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European…

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Sara Seager MIT Professor of Planetary Science

Sara Seager, Sara Seager is the Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science, Professor of Physics, and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her past research is credited with laying the foundation for the field of exoplanet atmospheres, while her current research focuses on exoplanet atmospheres and the future search for signs of…

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