Neil deGrasse Tyson

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About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the world’s most famous astrophysicist, was born and raised in New York City. As a teenager in the Bronx, he came to the attention of Carl Sagan, who invited Tyson to spend the day with him in Ithaca, NY, where Sagan taught at Cornell University. “I already knew what kind of scientist I wanted to be,” Tyson later wrote, “but that day with Carl I learned the kind of man I wanted to become.”

Tyson earned his B.A. in physics from Harvard and his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia. His contributions to the public’s appreciation of the cosmos have been recognised by the International Astronomical Union in its official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson.” In 2007, Time magazine selected Tyson as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2000, he was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People magazine.
A frequent guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Tyson hosts a popular radio show and podcast, “StarTalk,” and he is the first scientist ever to attract more than one million Twitter followers.

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