Wednesday, September 24, 2014

looking for exoplanets

Dr Seager's talk on exoplanets was very good. I don't think I learned a lot in the talk, already being a fan. But it was cool learning about NASA's Eyes on Exoplanets immediately before the presentation and seeing the app in action during. I particularly liked the scaling feature.

She talks fast. I came to appreciate, to a greater degree, her transparency, that she is often speaking exactly what she is thinking, as it happens. It was intriguing to me to see her consciously pause, to let her brain work out something. Giving her self time to analyse. It was fascinating.

And her humour. That was really interesting. Hearing her laugh. Heh. She's not a 'bot.

A beautiful mind.

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