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Astrophysicist Janna Levin, PhD, is asked to explain the concept of gravity to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.

Levin is the Claire Tow Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University and author of "Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space."

She is also the Chair and Director of Sciences at Pioneer Works, where this video was filmed. To learn more, visit pioneerworks.org/

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Zach Wiehe
Zach Wiehe Yıl önce
The expert has no light behind his eyes, only math. I love it
Medicines Man
Little girl was the most impressive of them all! She knew about the moon exerting gravity resulting in tides! She summarized what she learnt perfectly as well.
John S
Her ability to step down and competently explain the topic to a child all the way up to an expert is incredible. It's had as an expert to go back to basics and simplify. She does this incredibly.
Yolanda Hernandez
Ever heard "meet them where they're at"? We need knowledgeable teachers like her in our schools. Teachers who understand that individuals learn different ways. She connected and excited every level with a new and simple piece of information they could understand, relate and move forward with. Loved it.
P S Yee
I have a PhD in astrophysics, and I enjoyed this very much, especially at the grad student and expert level. Thank you! One of my research areas for my PhD was neutron degeneracy in neutron stars and how it affected the self-oscillations of these stars. Brought back many memories.
Everly McNeil
i desperately need more videos with her explaining concepts! there’s just something about her that’s so fun to watch and the way she speaks about physics really makes me understand what she’s talking about. please please please do more videos with her in the future!!
ʏᴜʜ
ʏᴜʜ Yıl önce
I loved seeing her communicate with the expert. Up until then, she was giving a lecture. Suddenly, she was having a conversation.
Vasilii Popov
Jenna: "imagine speed of 11 kilometers per one second"
Hawthorne Hill Nature Preserve
I love listening to her explain Physics! She is so articulate and explains in a way that allows you to understand, not condescending and her passion is infectious.
Axa Axa
That high school student had the exact initial explanation of gravity that the 5 year old had.
Christophe Reynders
Christophe Reynders 21 saatler önce
"That's such a good question!" is my favorite response to anything I've ever heard. She sounded so genuine, like she just wants to pass along the knowledge and not be superior about it. That's my ideal teacher, wish there were more like her.
RandomMan141
I’m in love with the way they banter with one another at the end. So many experts are egotistical or try to out-smart others. This is how science should be
MT
MT Yıl önce
This woman KNOWS how to teach to kids. Not condescending. Calm. Serious. She's great!
Gun
Being told “we don’t have that yet” is absolutely terrifying yet interesting that we are still learning things today. Makes me wonder where technology and knowledge will be in say 50 or 100 years. Cool !
Svoids of Infinite Chaos
I loved the first conversation so much. Such a joy to see someone so young be so curious and inquisitive. Even doing her own experiment. Gives me hope :)
Delivery McGee
“There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” -- Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. That's actually a really good summary of what orbit is.
Ania R
Ania R 21 gün önce
Wow, this professor's narrative is so captivating. Makes you think about the impact a good teacher can have on their students' lives. I'm a linguist but understood most of what she said. And not because of my science teachers - they were lousy and uninspired. My mom was a physicist and after each boring lesson at school I'd go to her for a proper, fun explanation. Unfortunately, the rest of the class did not have a physicist mom.
Christopher Bailey
This is really fantastic. We would love to see more of Janna Levin sharing with us more of Astrophysics. Really wonderful. Thanks for Sharing!
[DOC] BP3
[DOC] BP3 Yıl önce
Little kid: gravity is easy
Kat.
Kat. Gün önce
I love these videos! I loved the reminder of the hologram part. I've seen it in documentaries before and it aligns really well with the whole spiritual concept of how existence and conciousness works. The pictures are very similar and I love how old intuition based observations start to get more and more reflected in science.
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