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Ethan Siegel

A theoretical astrophysicist and science writer, host of popular podcast "Starts with a Bang!"

Ethan Siegel is a Ph.D. astrophysicist and author of "Starts with a Bang!" He is a science communicator, who professes physics and astronomy at various colleges. He has won numerous awards for science writing since 2008 for his blog, including the award for best science blog by the Institute of Physics. His two books "Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive" and "Beyond the Galaxy: How humanity looked beyond our Milky Way and discovered the entire Universe" are available for purchase at Amazon. Follow him on Twitter @startswithabang.

Ethan Siegel Starts with a Bang!

How many colors are really in a rainbow?

Image credit: Paul Nicklen / National Geographic, 2008, via http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/wallpaper/photography/photos/patterns-nature-rainbows/highway-rainbow-nicklen/. Rather than the six or seven you may have learned, your eye is capable of delineating a tremendous number more. […]

The Heart of a Science Lover

Image credit: ChronoZoom, via http://www.chronozoom.com/. Why the kind of knowledge you get by asking the Universe questions about itself is the most valuable type of knowledge there is. “I’m also uncomfortable […]