Science AMA Series: I’m Matt O’Dowd, writer & host of PBS Space time
and astrophysics professor at City University of New York where I
research black holes, quasars, gravitational lensing, and galaxies. AMA!
Hey Reddit, I’m Matt O’Dowd, and I’m involved in two grand experiments!
The first is to make the best hardcore physics/astrophysics YouTube show
in the local universe: PBS Space Time (youtube.com/pbsspacetime)! The
second is to use the Hubble Space Telescope and gravitational lensing to
understand how the largest black holes in the universe feed and grow via
the quasar phenomenon. I just made a mini documentary with AMNH on the
project! http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins I will be back at
12pm (noon) EST to answer your questions, Ask me anything about
spacetime, and Space Time. UPDATE: Hey guys, taking a couple of hours
break to film an episode (deeper into quantum stuff!) I’ll be back in a
while to answer some more questions. http://imgur.com/4vctwe0 UP-UPDATE:
It’s 6:30pm EST and I’m back for a few more questions. I think we just
shot a pretty great episode… DOWN-UPDATE: OK fair Reddit, I’m
calling it a night. But for the sake of my brothers downunder I’ll come
back tomorrow morning to answer another smattering. Damn though, it’s
been fun. Thanks for the great questions!