Jan 30, 2012

50 Awesome Quotes by Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

 
Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, a science communicator, 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. Since 2006 he has hosted the educational science television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS.

Tyson attended Harvard University, where he majored in physics. He was a member of the crew team in his freshman year, but returned to wrestling, eventually lettering in his senior year. Tyson earned a Bachelors of Arts in physics from Harvard in 1980 and began his graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Master of Arts in astronomy in 1983. In addition to wrestling and rowing in college, he was also active in dancing in styles including jazz, ballet, Afro-Caribbean, and Latin Ballroom. In 1985, he won a gold medal with the University of Texas dance team at a national tournament in the International Latin Ballroom style. He started to work towards a doctorate at UT, but transferred to Columbia University in 1988 after they dissolved his committee. At Columbia University, in 1989, he received a Master of Philosophy in astrophysics and, in 1991, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in astrophysics. [Source]

Dr. Tyson’s (@neiltyson) passion for science and space is infectious. He’s a brilliant speaker with a quick wit and fierce intelligence. His Twitter stream is geeky, humorous, and wildly entertaining. With thousands of tweets to his 318,000+ followers, Dr. Tyson is on a mission to spread the awesomeness of science and wonderment. Below you will find a collection of his 50 most entertaining tweets (personal opinion of course) in no particular order. Enjoy!
 

 

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Bill Nye and Dr. Tyson. Check out that tie (and bow-tie)!

 

 

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