This week on Exploration, Dr. Michio Kaku interviews astronomer and host of the revamped Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Later, Dr. Fulvia Melia will discuss black holes.
About the guests:
Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update to Carl Sagan‘s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage television series; the updated series started in March 2014.
Fulvio Melia (born 2 August 1956) is an Italian–Australian–American astrophysicist and author. He is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Arizona and was an Associate Editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters. A former Presidential Young Investigator and Sloan Research Fellow, he is the author of six books and 175 referenced articles on theoretical astrophysics.