Hakeem Oluseyi | How We Know: The Big Bang | TEDx
Dr. Hakeem M. Oluseyi is an internationally-recognized astrophysicist, inventor, science communicator, and humanitarian.
In this TEDx Talk and throughout his public speaking engagements, writings, and teaching, Hakeem addresses diverse problems in astrophysics, including understanding the nature of the dark energy that accelerates our universe, the origin and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy, and the mechanisms by which magnetic fields heat and accelerate astrophysical plasmas. His work in technology development has included developing instruments for space-based astrophysical research and new techniques for manufacturing computer chips.
Originating from one of New Orleans' poorest neighborhoods, Hakeem has made it his life's work to educate the poor in America and in the third world. Some of his current science and education projects include being a member of the development team for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is the highest priority observatory for the US, the UNESCO Earth-Observing Satellite, which is a project between the US, Russia, and African nations, as well as Hands-On Universe Africa, a project to bring real scientific data to science classrooms in underdeveloped nations.
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Astrophysicist, Space Science Education Lead for NASA, & Inspirational Speaker