28 January 2009

Gamma Ray Bursts and the End of The World

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Anytime I find some great science lectures online, I try to write about them here. Well, I have found a new one and it gets an A+ from Dan!

Alex Filippenko is an Astronomer and a Professor at the Univ. of California Berkely. He has been named Best Professor on Campus four years running, and after you watch his talks at Princeton, you will know why.

He did three public lectures a few years back in Princeton and I just found the podcasts. Move over Carl Sagan, this guy makes the cosmos easy to understand, and rabidly fascinating.

Go here and enjoy!


Search on the page for Alex Filippenko.

Ages 9 and up here..Calculus not required!
Stephen Fry would like it, and so will you!