214: Gravity Hum

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214: Gravity Hum
The Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, one of the three large North American radio observatories used by astronomers to detect a background din of exceptionally-long-wavelength gravitational waves pervading the cosmos. Quanta

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Meet Jess Wade, an experimental physicist in London who has written almost 2,000 Wikipedia biographies for unrepresented female and minority scientists in order to encourage more diversity in STEM. In our latest edition of the podcast, we spoke to Jess about what inspired her to use Wikipedia as a platform for change, and the power of a single entry to create global ripples. She shares her passion for combining science and engineering with the creative arts and why celebrating women is key to a more equitable future. We loved this conversation–her passion and enthusiasm are infectious.

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