Science & Medicine

Episode 254: Sarah Pearson

Doing pure is science akin to doing art, says astrophysicist Sarah Pearson: both lack obvious utility; both enable us to see the world in new ways. The first in our women scientists series, produced with Lori Schwarz at KGB’s Red Room and 500 Women Scientists. Music from Miss Maybell and Charlie Judkins.

Person: Vera Rubin
Place: the Milky Way
Thing: the periodic table
Randy’s Place: medieval Europe