Science Advocacy

30 May 2015

Science can’t happen in a vacuum. A political vacuum, that is. In order to drum up support for research, many scientists find that they need to put on a suit and head to Washington, D.C. Dr. Scott Franklin, Professor of Physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is one such researcher. On today’s show, he’ll explain the continual need to reach out to the lawmakers that fund today’s scientific projects. In our second half, we’ll talk about the burgeoning discoveries of planets orbiting other stars.