"You can't keep redoing your Ph.D. Really, to be successful, I think you have to change." an interview with Steven Pawson

Recorded February 21, 2019 Archived February 21, 2019 14:41 minutes
Languages: N/A
Id: APP615498

Description

Steven Pawson, Chief of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, shares his experiences working on atmospheric and Earth systems science, including interactions between the Ozone Layer and climate change, and predicting air quality for public health worldwide. He discusses the importance of c1ommunicating well-understood fundamentals of global warming to the public, even as scientists work to delve deeper into local variations and complex feedback loops. He tells young researchers to find something they are really passionate about, and to get help from an advisor who can guide them, not so much toward good directions, but more away from bad directions, as his own advisor first did for him in Edinborough. (Recorded 13 December 2018)

Participants

  • Steven Pawson
  • Sam Hedlund