The Pull of the Stars - A Conversation with Claudia de Rham

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Claudia de Rham, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. After inspiring insights about Claudia de Rham’s upbringing in Madagascar and her academic journey, this wide-ranging conversation explores her research in cosmology, the public perception and communication of science to the general public, gender issues and stereotypes in physics, recommendations for physics teachers to inspire the next generation, and more.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Aesthetic Appeal, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
Stellar Origins - Madagascar and the Milky Way
Mysteries Galore - Trying to make sense of the universe
Public Understanding - Spiritual resonance or pragmatic self-interest?
Gender - Subheading
Passing It On - Inspiring the next generation

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Publication date
April 26, 2021
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