DiscoverThe Tim Ferriss Show#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done
#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done

#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done

Update: 2019-10-0353
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“What matters is: Are you a good problem solver? Are you moral? Are you a hard worker? Are you a good leader? Do you have insights into the field? These are the questions that matter.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) was appointed the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in 1996. Dr. Tyson’s professional research interests are primarily related to the structure of the Milky Way galaxy, and the formation of stars, supernovas, and dwarf galaxies.

Dr. Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, received his BA from Harvard, and earned his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University in 1991. In 2001 he was appointed by President Bush to serve on the 12-member Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004 Dr. Tyson received a second appointment from President Bush, this time to the nine-member President’s Commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy (dubbed the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission). In 2016 he was appointed by the US secretary of defense to be an advisor to the DoD on the future of sci-tech innovation.

Dr. Tyson has been awarded 21 honorary degrees as well as the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and he has authored multiple books on the universe, including Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate FrontierDeath by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, chronicling his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status.

His newest book is Letters from an Astrophysicist, a companion to his 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

Since 2006 Dr. Tyson has appeared as the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA’s spinoff program NOVA ScienceNOW. He also hosts a popular radio show and podcast called StarTalk in addition to the Emmy-nominated StarTalk TV show on National Geographic.

In 2014 Dr. Tyson hosted a reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos.

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Comments (3)

tej singh

Hey Tim Greetings from India. Absolute insightful interview and what a guest Dr Tyson is,full of enthusiasm and thoughts. Great one and good going. Thanks Tej Singh

Oct 5th
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Frank Stein

Let's see if Neil comes of as a nice person compared to the JRE

Oct 4th
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#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done

#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done