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About the Author

Paul M. Sutter is the cosmological researcher and community outreach coordinator for the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University. He is also the chief scientist at the COSI Science Center (Center of Science and Industry). As a new, fresh voice in science communication and an mostrar mais astrophysicist, writer, speaker. producer, and on-air host of podcasts and TV programs, Sutter strives to bring science to new audiences. He is the creator of the Ask a Spaceman! podcast, a contributing editor to, and the founder of Active Galaxy Productions, a company that blends science with art in groundbreaking ways. Sutter has authored over sixty academic papers on topics ranging from the earliest moments of the big bang; to the; emptiest places in the universe, to novel methods for detecting the first stars. He has given over 100 seminars, colloquia, and conference talks at institutions around the world. Watch him on YouTube, listen to him on Space Radio, and follow him on social media. Details can be found at mostrar menos

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While I like some of this book, and agree with the main ideas of it, it also seems much more pessimistic than my experiences as a student and an academic. I wonder if computer science is different than some of the other fields discussed, or if my part of it is, or if my experience outside of the tenure-track system makes things seem better to me than to the author.
danielskatz | 1 outra crítica | Apr 12, 2024 |
It’s interesting how daunting it is to be the first to rate or review a book— I don’t know that I’ve had that happen before and I guess I must normally use that data to form my own opinions?
First some “negatives”—Dr. Sutter comes off as judgmental (I think that was on purpose, but it’s still hard to read) and the book could probably have been reduced by 10% without losing information.
BUT: This is a book that will make you think—about some things that I hadn’t considered before. I had expected that it would center on “restoring trust in an age of doubt” since that is the subtitle and since I (and likely many others) do see that problem and recognize it as something that needs addressing. It does cover that—but more, much more. I had no idea how many PhDs in science and engineering are minted each year recently and what a difficult path they face to “succeed” as scientists. I prepare questions and lead a discussion each month (for my local Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) based on the current Scientific American issue and had just noted that I “… worry that spending this much money for a project described like this [the Parker Solar Probe] won’t continue to be a priority in future.” I now realize that I and my group need to think more carefully about initial reactions to consider possible other factors.
He proposes some actions that might help (good luck getting rid of tenure—unless maybe you look at how baseball salaries during players 20s and 30s ensure financial security later??) and they are well worth considering.
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ehousewright | 1 outra crítica | Mar 14, 2024 |
I found this book to be highly enjoyable, humorous and approachable. Paul Sutter is great guide when your traversing the universe and trying to avoid dangerous astrophysical phenomena. Check this book out!
ryantlaferney87 | 2 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
La vulgarisation est un art difficile, et là on est (un peu) dans l'exagération.
Nikoz | Jun 14, 2023 |



½ 3.7

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