As an astrophysicist-in-training who feels deeply inspired by the cosmos, I want to share the excitement of science. At the same time, as a survivor of Supertyphoon Haiyan—where better science communication could have saved thousands of lives—I also want to share the life-saving value of science.
Science gives us life, both literally and figuratively—and through my work, I want people to feel that. On this page are the majority of my scicomm work in various mediums: videos, public talks or webinars, writing, graphic/vector art, Twitter threads, and so on.
I made a thing for the first time in @Adobe Illustrator! ✨— Hillary 🇵🇭✨ (@cosmichillarays) June 13, 2020
Inspired by the discoveries made with the Green Bank Telescope @GreenBankObserv. The illustration includes black holes, galaxies, nebulae—the cool stuff the GBT studies.
See thread for the science 👀⬇ #scicomm pic.twitter.com/mrGVpL6YSs
❓ What's in the video? (A lil thread for context)— Hillary 🇵🇭✨ (@cosmichillarays) June 10, 2020
It's a simulation from the Caterpillar Project. It shows how a Milky Way-sized "galaxy" evolved from ~13.6 BILLION🤯years ago up to now. The brighter spots are where the "galaxy stuff" are more closely packed together. https://t.co/Yimu84Ab9n
The paper asks "Is it ridiculous to read race and gender into physics?"— Hillary 🇵🇭✨ (@cosmichillarays) June 11, 2020
If you asked me this a few months ago, I probably would have said yes. But I'm slowly learning that the identities and histories of those who do the science must not be divorced from the science itself. 1/n https://t.co/4Uov1PK8vG