Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City the same week NASA was founded. After a BA in Physics from Harvard, a PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia, and a Postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton, Tyson become the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, where he has served since 1996. Neil is the host of the award-winning Cosmos TV series, and StarTalk, the first ever science-based talk show and podcast. He has nearly 13 million Twitter followers, among the top 200 people in the world.
the most popular scientist in the world * Sunday Times * Neil is brilliant and inspirational -- Brian Cox Neil deGrasse Tyson is good as Carl Sagan. And that is saying a very great deal. Superb. -- Richard Dawkins You provide inspiration to many here at NASA * Nasa * He has absolutely mastered the ability to convey not only the substance of the science but the real excitement and passion that scientists are feeling when they are doing it -- Sean Carroll, bestselling author