David Kipping: Falling Off a Mountain

Before starting his PhD in Astronomy, Springer Storyteller David Kipping goes on an eventful – perhaps even reckless – trip to the Himalayas. Listen below or stream the official podcast!

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David Kipping is a 30-year old astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as a Menzel Fellow. He grew up in the UK but emigrated to the USA five years ago. He researches a variety of topics related to extrasolar planets, but his main project is searching for exomoons.

Kaspar von Braun: Conversations on an Airplane

Conversations with his airplane seatmates lead Springer Storyteller Kaspar von Braun’s career in a different and unforeseen direction. Listen below or stream the official podcast!

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Tomorrow is launch day at Before the Abstract!

Springer StorytellersHello BTA fans and subscribers – the day is almost here that we finally go live!

Tomorrow we will post our inaugural Springer Storytellers podcast in the “Listen” section, which features the story of Dr. Kaspar von Braun, astrophysicist at Lowell  Observatory. Dr. von Braun presented his story on January 6, 2015, alongside the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting.

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