Tyler Trent Talks Astrophysics: Humble, Social, Creative

“Everyone chooses to spend their time doing certain things and learning about certain things, and I just chose to spend my time learning about [astrophysics]. But it doesn’t make me any smarter or any more capable of navigating the world than someone who decided to be a surfer.”

Tyler Trent: An Up-and-Coming Astrophysicist Who Once Opposed the TMT

Tyler Trent, a 26-year-old graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Arizona, was born and raised on O‘ahu. He studies astrophysics with a focus on black holes: super-massive and super-compact objects with gravitational fields so strong that even light cannot escape once it is drawn into their maws. But pursuing an education in astronomyContinue reading “Tyler Trent: An Up-and-Coming Astrophysicist Who Once Opposed the TMT”

Mailani Neal: A Modern Hawaiian Scientist

Mailani Neal is a graduate student at New Mexico Tech, working towards her master’s degree in physics and astronomical instrumentation. A native Hawaiian and lifelong resident of the Big Island, on the Kona side, she has known since she was nine years old that she wanted to be involved in astronomy. She dreams that oneContinue reading “Mailani Neal: A Modern Hawaiian Scientist”