04.23.18
Debbie Millman | Audio

David Spergel


David Spergel is a theoretical astrophysicist. His research interests range from the search for planets around nearby stars to the shape of the universe. He's a MacArthur Fellow, a professor at Princeton, and the director of the Computational Center for Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in Manhattan. Now normally on Design Matters, we talk to writers, designers, and other creative people. Science isn't always thought of as a creative process. But the universe is so unbelievably glorious and strange it takes someone who is highly imaginative to even begin to understand it. And then, be able to communicate their understanding to the rest of us.

Debbie talks to David about the universe and about his career. “Luck is one of the most important things a scientist can have. He can have bad luck and the rocket explodes. There’s lots of stuff that can go wrong.”

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