I believe that the key to good communication is empathy. We've all been at the receiving end of someone speaking over our heads. In my talks, I strive to spark the audience's curiosity, while explaining the mysteries of our Universe in a comprehensible manner. I refer to this strategy as empathetic science communication.
- Sarah Pearson
Recent & highlighted events:Digital Guest Teacher, Danish Ministry of Education, video series, May 2021
Lecturer at Simons Presents, Simons Foundation, NYC, Dark matter, March 2021
Speaker for the Danish Astronomical Society NOVA, Dark matter, November 2020
Inspiring Guest Lecturer for AimHI, Zoom, September 2020
Speaker at the World Science Festival, NYC, June 1st, 2019. Read more here>>
Speaker at "Wine & Science", Copenhagen, May 8th, 2019. Read more here>>
Interview for the "Person, Place, Thing" podcast with Emmy winner, Randy Cohen. Listen to the interview here>>
Ongoing and recent projectsSarah's three main goals with her outreach are: 1) to share knowledge on our Universe with a broad audience 2) to make science more accessible to the public 3) to inspire young, new scientists and break the stereotype of who is a scientist.
YouTubeSarah shares knowledge on our Universe through short videos on YouTube. The topics are selected based on the most frequently asked astronomy related questions she receives from non-astronomers in her everyday life.
InstagramUsing Instagram, Sarah document her everyday life as a computational astrophysicist, science communicator and young physicist, with goals of inspiring young women to pursue science and tech careers.
Ideas columnSarah writes a bi-monthly column in the Danish newspapaer Weekendavisen with the goal of sharing knowledge on astronomy, physics and science through relatable columns.
Public talksSarah often gives public lectures on astronomy related topics in both NYC and Denmark. She is passionate about storytelling, and she takes pride in pitching her talk at the appropriate level.
TVSarah has been live interviewed on TV2 news and CNNs sister channel: HNL on topics of solar and lunar eclipses as well as NASA's space probes. She's also been on NBC New York Live.
Latest YouTube video
Danish and English subtitles available.
Interview about dark matter for Universe Today's YouTube.
Cool Worlds interview about the Space with Sarah YouTube channel.
Interview about PhD thesis for Columbia Giving Day.