About This Episode
This is an extended audio interview from “Decoding Science and Politics with Bill Clinton” on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Neil Tyson decodes science and politics with former President Bill Clinton, during whose term as “scientist in chief” we unraveled the human genome, repaired the Hubble Space Telescope, and increased funding for the NSF, DOE, and NIH. You’ll hear why the Human Genome Project was easier to fund than the Superconducting Super Collider – and why the Higgs boson was discovered at CERN instead of in the US. Neil and President Clinton discuss physics, artificial intelligence, Einstein’s brain, and using a chunk of moon rock to settle disputes between fractious politicians.
Please note that this is the raw interview, with minor edits made to the original interview by our producer to address recording issues, not content. Enjoy!