Andrea Ghez


Nobel Prize Conversations

”It never ceases to amaze me how much info the star has to offer”

In this podcast episode, conducted in December 2020, Andrea Ghez compares the centre of the galaxy to a city’s crowded downtown area. Her fascination for space is mirrored in her enthusiasm in speaking about science. As well as the centre of the galaxy, she reveals which is her favourite star and talks about the difference a good role model can make. We also find out what Ghez’s biggest fear was growing up and how she has overcome it.

The host of this podcast is’s Adam Smith.

Nobel Prize Conversations was produced with the support of 3M, ABB, Ericsson and Scania.

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