Podcast Episode 89 – Danny Milisavljevic
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In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Danny Milisavljevic, associate professor of physics and astronomy in Purdue University’s College of Science.
This marks the third episode in our Purdue Research Series, which shares how Purdue provides practical solutions to the world’s toughest challenges.
Danny’s love of space dates back to his days as a crayon-wielding kid writing up an elementary school report on the solar system. Combined with his research in school library encyclopedias, the illustrations he created gave him a sense of being able to touch and understand these far-off planets.
Fast-forward to today, and Danny is using the most powerful telescopes on the planet to better understand the universe. His work, which has been featured on “60 Minutes” and other national outlets, includes leading an international research team to explore a remnant of a supernova explosion in the Milky Way, Cassiopeia A, with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
As much as Danny loves understanding this vast and complex universe we inhabit, he takes equal joy in sharing its wonders with students – whether it’s rare discoveries like a star-destroying black hole nicknamed “Scary Barbie” or just looking up at the moon on a clear night through a telescope in his backyard.
Buckle in, because this episode is taking you for a ride across the Milky Way – and Danny’s enthusiasm alone is enough to power the whole trip!
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- 🔭 @NASAWebb ✨ Cassiopeia A 🪐 Virtual reality And …👧 Scary #Barbie?! Don’t miss our third episode in the #ThisIsPurdue Research Series with Danny Milisavljevic, associate professor of @purduephysics and astronomy in @PurdueScience. This world-class researcher shares how his passion for space exploration keeps him turning back to the night sky time and time again. Plus, he takes us behind the scenes in his work with an international team of researchers as they track an exploding star right here in the Milky Way. Tune in to learn more! <link>
- Since childhood, space has intrigued Danny Milisavljevic. Back then, he used crayons to draw pictures to help him envision the universe. Today, as an associate professor of physics and astronomy in @PurdueScience, he gets to use the most powerful telescope in the world, @NASAWebb, to explore it. Listen as Danny talks to Kate Young, host of #ThisIsPurdue, about his work with @NASA, exploding stars and why “Scary Barbie” is actually even scarier than it sounds. Buckle in, because this episode is taking you for a ride across the Milky Way – and Danny’s enthusiasm alone is enough to power the whole trip. <link>
- “This was a transformational moment in the history of human civilization. We’re so familiar with our naked eye looking up at the stars at night … but with @NASAWebb using infrared light, we’re seeing billions of galaxies everywhere.” Danny Milisavljevic, associate professor of @purduephysics and astronomy in @PurdueScience, is using the most powerful telescopes on the planet to better understand the universe. His work, which has been featured on @60Minutes and other national outlets, includes leading an international research team to explore a remnant of a supernova explosion in the Milky Way, Cassiopeia A, with the James Webb Space Telescope. Learn more on #ThisIsPurdue. <link>
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- 🔭 @NASAWebb ✨ Cassiopeia A 🪐 Virtual reality And … 👧 Scary #Barbie?! Don’t miss our third episode in the #ThisIsPurdue Research Series with @astro_dan_mil, associate professor of @PurduePhysAstro in @PurdueScience. <link>
- As a child, @astro_dan_mil used crayons to picture the universe. Today, as a professor in @PurdueScience, he uses @NASAWebb to explore it. Tune in to #ThisIsPurdue as he talks about his work w/ @NASA, exploding stars and something called “Scary Barbie.” 👀 <link>
- “This was a transformational moment in the history of human civilization. We’re so familiar with our naked eye looking up at the stars at night … but with @NASAWebb, we’re seeing billions of galaxies everywhere.” Hear more from @astro_dan_mil on #ThisIsPurdue. <link>
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