Hakeem Oluseyi performs at the I F-ing Love Science Channel event
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The Cosmologist who left the streets behind

Often, when we fall, it helps to simply look up and find hope in what’s above us. Hakeem Oluseyi is professor of physics and space sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology and has served at Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his early life, when he struggled with inequality, poverty and addiction, and how he found his way out by studying the stars. His book, co-authored with Joshua Horwitz, is “A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars.”

This episode originally aired July 1, 2021.