"Stumbling to Infation"
Alan Guth is working on a fairly typical research paper, when he accidentally makes a huge discovery about the origin of the universe.
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Why would you have a masters in chemistry?
Questions arise when Steve Mirsky is introduced to his friend's new girlfriend, and he relies on his past experience to help -- specifically his degree in chemistry.
“It's almost like you're army buddies.... It's midnight, it's just the two of you, and you're going through this labyrinth of dusty medical records.”
Science writer and podcaster
Steve Mirsky has been an editor and columnist for Scientific American since 1995. He received a Master's Degree in chemistry from Cornell University, after which he was awarded a Mass Media fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to work for a summer as a science journalist at WSVN-TV in Miami. This critical event removed him from the lab, to the relief of the Ithaca Fire Department. He freelanced for numerous magazines before joining the staff of Scientific American. In 2006, he started the Scientific American podcasts, because of which it is okay that he spends most days in front of a microphone in his basement.
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