Hakeem Oluseyi calls his education ”a matter of life and death”
Access to Excellence Podcast
Hakeem Oluseyi tells George Mason University President Gregory Washington how he went from a life of crime to being one of the world’s renowned astrophysicists. The Visiting Robinson Professor at Mason also describes what aliens might look like – think a two-foot tall Incredible Hulk – and tells a remarkable tale of how working as a hotel janitor, and eating room-service leftovers to survive, made him understand that his education was “a matter of life and death.”
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi to talk about his new book, "A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars." They discuss his work in both theoretical cosmology and applied astrophysics as well as the absolute necessity of representation in the sciences.
Our Deceptive Universe - Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Series Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. As part of our Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series, we are talking to Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, about his amazing life as an astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, educator, science communicator, actor, and author of the new book, A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars You’re going to love this interview, and Dr. Oluseyi’s book is amazing. Before Einstein published his theory of special relativity, Isaac Newton’s view from centuries earlier was accepted as fact: that we live in a “clockwork universe” where time and space are constant. What Einstein first imagined, and what quantum physics later formulated, is the possibility that we operate in a multiverse—potentially an infinity of universes where different versions of our lives are playing out in ways both imaginable and unimaginable. Our guest today, astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi dives into this mystery—and why the universe we perceive is not the universe that actually exists. In trying to understand our deceptive universe, he examines spacetime, the illusion of mass, the large-scale structure of the universe, dark matter, and dark energy. But, please don’t let the ‘quantum physics’ element here sound too deep because Dr Oluseyi explains the ideas with simple ease so all of us can understand, plus we talk about Dr. Oluseyi coming of age life, overcoming obstacles…crime, poverty, addiction, and work as a janitor, all to succeed beyond expectations. Including the fact that Dr.Oluseyi recently served as the space science education lead in the Space Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he provided strategic leadership and management for the directorate’s investments in science education and communications. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on KSCW, Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi. Hakeem’s new book, A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars (Ballantine Books) is available for purchase at Apple Books. Find out more about Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi’s upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation HERE: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/our-deceptive-universe
Ep. 335: Hakeem Oluseyi Reflects on His Quantum Life and Journey from the Streets to the Stars
The Chauncey DeVega Show
There are two guests on this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi is the author (with Joshua Horwitz) of the new book A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars. He is also a professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, and a frequent contributor to the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Hakeem has given multiple TED talks and is regularly invited to speak at science forums all around the world. Hakeem reflects on how he managed to go from being an at-risk youth and self-described gangster nerd to one of the leading astrophysicists in the world. He shares the choices, luck, highs and lows, and random good fortune that pushed him along on that journey. Hakeem also offers wisdom and advice about navigating the color line as a black scientist, the importance of mentors, and his relationship with the late Chadwick Bowsman. And of course, he does some teaching on the likelihood of UFOs visiting the planet Earth, dark matter, and the multiverse. Jason Colavito is a professional skeptic and author. His investigations have appeared on the American Heroes Channel and the History Channel. Colavito’s essays and commentary have also been featured by The New Republic and other leading publications. His forthcoming book is The Legends of the Pyramids. Jason returns to the podcast to offer his thoughts on the Pentagon’s newly released UFO/UAP report and what it does and does not reveal about “extraterrestrials” and other “exotic” and “unknown” “aircraft” and their supposed encounters with the United States military. Chauncey DeVega continues to warn that Donald Trump and his regime did in fact attempt a military coup. And Chauncey also highlights one of the funniest and most dark and revealing new episodes in the white right’s anti-black and anti-brown “critical race theory” moral panic – Christian fascist Pat Robertson channeling his Django Unchained nightmare about black people taking up the “whip handle” against white people. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Pat Robertson calls critical race theory an ‘evil’ urging Black people to take ‘whip handle’ against whites Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should 'crack skulls' during protests last year, new book claims Inside William Barr’s Breakup With Trump OAN host suggests ‘traitors’ who ‘stole’ election should be executed How close did Trump come to attempting a military coup? Much too close What would America be like if Trump's coup had succeeded? Suppressing SNL is only the start WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: firstname.lastname@example.org HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.
Unmarked graves in Saskatchewan, an essential workers new deal, physicist Hakeem Oluseyi, the history of why we swim
The Sunday Magazine
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common:• Psychiatrist Dr. Nel Wieman about how to grieve the lives lost at residential schools• Hassan Yussuff and Deena Ladd on why essential workers need better protections• Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi on his journey from drug addiction to academia• We also revisit conversation with writer Bonnie Tsui about why humans are drawn to swimming
How do you beat the odds and become an astrophysicist? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice sit down with astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi to discuss his path to becoming an astrophysicist and his new book A Quantum Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-quantum-life-with-hakeem-oluseyi/ Thanks to our Patrons EMILY RIVERA, Jocelyn Sailas, Nickalos Early, zach hughes, Shawn Shortridge, Ghokul S, Emily Long, Vijay Ramani, and Joe Means for supporting us this week. Image Credit: NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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Today we are joined by Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi. Join us as we discuss topics including the scale of the known universe, what minimum level math should be taught to all people, his research into James Webb, and his journey to become a well-known science communicator featured on several television programs. Also check out his book "A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars"
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