Science Friday

Nobel Prize Winner Talks About TMT Challenges

Oct 16, 2020
AP Photo/Aron Ranen

Nobel Prize-winning astronomer Andrea Ghez says she hopes to work through issues surrounding the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Ghez shared this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for her work identifying a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

She did the research using the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, a facility she began working with more than 25 years ago.

UPDATE 9/19/18: The interviews taped in Hawaii this past July will air on HPR-1 on Friday, September 21, 1 - 3pm. This Science Friday episode will also be archived post-broadcast here.