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Why Do You Do Dangerous Science? | Emil Kirkegaard

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Why Do You Do Dangerous Science? | Emil Kirkegaard

Ed talks to one of the most famous young researchers in the world today, to find out why he chose such a controversial field

Emil Kirkegaard is a contrarian scientist, independent thinker, and, in the interests of full disclosure, occasional colleague and full-time friend. I decided to pull him aside one day and try to get to the root of where he came from (Denmark, obviously, but you know what I mean) and why he chose to follow the path he did.

For a man of such intellect, he could have excelled in any scientific field he chose. But instead, he chose those fraught with the most danger, social hesitance and controversy. Why? Watch, or listen, to find out.

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