HOUR ONE: Astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett on our solar system, black holes, the big bang, the possibilities of intelligent life in our universe, our bottleneck of technology and much more. HOUR TWO: Deep Prasad, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, extraterrestrial artifacts, UFOs and more. FOR FULL SHOWS, EVERY WEEK AS A PODCAST FOR YOUR MEDIA PLAYER, PLEASE SUPPORT US ON PATREON https://www.patreon.com/join/2959947
JEFF BENNETT (Ph.D., Astrophysics, CU 1987) has taught at every level from pre-school through graduate school and is now a full-time writer/speaker/educator focusing on student and public understanding of math and science. He is the lead author of best-selling college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics; of six books for children that have all been read by astronauts from the International Space Station and of critically acclaimed books for the general public on topics including the search for extraterrestrial life, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and global warming. His writing as earned numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award. Other major endeavors include serving as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, where he led efforts to forge stronger links between the research and education communities; proposing and co-leading development of both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System on the CU campus and the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC; and leading the creation of the free app “Totality” for solar eclipses. His personal web site is www.JeffreyBennett.com
DEEP PRASAD is working with the world’s first quantum computers in order to help build the infrastructure that will support the next decades worth of quantum technologies. His goal is to save humanity hundreds of billions of research hours in developing the next generation of photovoltaics, superconductors and metamaterials. In his spare time, he advises several blockchain startups focussed on healthcare applications. Deep was named one of Toronto’s Top 20 under 20 in 2015. He has given talks on many cutting edge technologies including the intersection of AI with Blockchain and Healthcare, as well as Quantum Computing.