Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tyson - Apollo 40th anniversary 2009.jpg
Tyson hostin the 40t anniversary celebration o Apollo 11 at the Naitional Air an Space Museum in Washington, Julie 2009
Born (1958-10-05) 5 October 1958 (age 61)
Manhattan, New York Ceety, Unitit States
Alma materHarvard Varsity (A.B.)
Varsity o Texas at Austin (M.A.)
Columbia University (M.Phil., Ph.D.)
Hauf-marrae(s)Alice Young
(1988–present; 2 bairns)
AwairdsNASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004)
Klopsteg Memorial Awaird (2007)
Public Welfare Medal (2015)
Scientific career
FieldsAstropheesics, pheesical cosmology, science communication
InstitutionsAmerican Museum o Naitural History, PBS, Planetary Society
ThesisA study o the abundance distributions alang the minor axis o the Galactic bulge (1991)
Doctoral advisorR. Michael Rich
InfluencesIsaac Newton, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein
SignaturNeil deGrasse Tyson signature.svg

Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈnəl dəˈɡræs ˈtsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astropheesicist, cosmologist, author, an science communicator.