NOVA Wonders Episode to Feature UCR Expert on Dark Matter

Flip Tanedo
Flip Tanedo

UC Riverside’s Flip Tanedo is featured in the NOVA Wonders episode “What’s the Universe Made of?” airing May 30 on PBS; will participate in Harvey Mudd College panel to discuss the episode on May 2

By Iqbal Pittalwala On APRIL 30, 2018

Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, Flip Tanedo watched PBS, especially documentaries like NOVA, all the time.

Now an expert on dark matter and an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, Tanedo will be featured on the May 30 NOVA Wonders episode “What’s the Universe Made of?” to discuss his scholarship on dark matter. The show will include interviews with him to offer viewers the fresh perspective of a relatively young researcher in the field. NOVA Wonders is a six-part documentary series that began April 25.

On Wednesday, May 2, Tanedo will take part in what is expected to be a lively panel at Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Boulevard, Claremont, California, to discuss the episode in detail and take questions from the audience. The two-hour event, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning Auditorium, is aimed at making science more inclusive. It is free and open to the public.

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