Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Learning To Live
In this episode, we sit down with Adriane Steinacker, physics lecturer at Yale University. Professor Steinacker has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and is a highly regarded instructor amongst the Yale student body. Though her courses are rigorous, Professor Steinacker takes special care to help each student take charge of their education, and we talk about how and why that is important to her in this episode!
00:00 - Introduction
1:04 - Teaching philosophy
3:50 - Curiosity and interests
9:00 - Importance of mentors
10:18 - Women in science
13:05 - College experiences and advice
18:55 - Getting a PhD and thoughts on struggle
22:00 - NASA fellowship
29:55 - Philosophy of doing things by hand
34:14 - Inspiring students (and not demotivating them)
36:14 - On challenge, rigor, and greatness
41:20 - Quotes from class
45:30 - Final thoughts/encouragement
TL;DL: At 48:57, I give my thoughts and takeaways on the interview!
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