Nobel Prize, Dr. Andrea Ghez, Ira Plato discussed on Fresh Air


Ah, a solution that's right for all of humanity. Do you think the public gets this? Do you think they understand what's going on with black holes and then and your work? I think black holes are fascinating to the public for some reason, unlike so much of physics Black holes capture people's imagination. I mean, of course, I think it's helped by science fiction where people play with, you know, all sorts of, you know. Concept of space travel, but it means one of things I really like about working in this field is that you can hook capture that that hook that people have. Ah or that curiosity about black holes. So where do you go from here? You've won the Nobel Prize. What's What's next on your agenda? Oh, gosh, it's doing science. I mean, in my For me, it's never doing this. It's not about prizewinning, but rather about scientific exploration. So there's so much more for us to to do in terms of understanding gravity and understanding the Astrophysical role that black holes play and then you know, quite frankly working. Through these issues associated with the 30 M telescope, which another complicated their thorny and in some sense, you need people with e. And enough the scientific stamp of Ah, approval that can be viewed as leaders. Well, that's a good place to end it. I hope hope that comes to pass Dr Gates. Thank you for taking time to be with us today. Ah, and congratulations again to you. And all your staff. Thanks so much. Thank you. Dr. Andrea Ghez is a professor of astronomy at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she also directs their Galactic Centre Research group. We come back, We'll talk about the marvelous microbes that live on shipwrecks. We want to control the growth of microbes that could cause damage. But we also want to maybe promote the growth of bacteria that can help preserve these wrecks. Stay with us. We'll be right back after this short break. I'm Ira Plato. This is science Friday from W. II. See studios. Science Friday is supported by the Amgen Foundation learn more about their commitment to inspiring the scientists of tomorrow.

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