June 2018

Episode 55: Losing the Nobel Prize

In this episode we chat to UC San Diego's Professor Brian Keating , author of Losing the Nobel Prize, about scientific incentives, the history of the Nobel, and the feeling of having a Nobel prize slip through your fingers. 

Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop telescopes to study the Big Bang. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S.Patents. He received the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President Bush for a telescope he invented and deployed at the U.S. South Pole Research Station called “BICEP". Professor Keating became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016 and is the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor.

You can also follow Brian at @DrBrianKeating on Twitter.