Mark SubbaRao talks about living with many cosmologies. Mark SubbaRao was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University, his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Astrophysics from The Johns Hopkins University. His research interests concern the large-scale structure of the Universe and scientific visualization. He was a builder of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, developing its spectroscopic analysis software. He is currently employed at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum where he serves as Director of the Space Visualization Laboratory and chair of Adler's Internal Research Committee. At the planetarium he is actively engaged in the production of exhibits, shows and programs which expose museum visitors to the wonders of modern astrophysical research. http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/researchcollections/research/researchers#subbarao This talk was recorded at TEDxUIUC 2011 (02/19/11), which was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a group of students led by Cristian Mitreanu. http://www.tedxuiuc.com About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) http://www.ted.com
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