David Weintraub Archives
Apr. 26, 2018—Alexandra Doten’s passion for blending science, education and outreach was born from a failure. Doten took an astronomy class her first semester freshman year and failed the first test. But with encouragement from a professor, she turned the experience into a lesson in perseverance.
Apr. 20, 2018—We can go to Mars—soon. But should we? Astronomy Professor David Weintraub asks the ethical questions in his new book, "Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go."
Apr. 25, 2017—After hours of thinking about theoretical physics, senior Zachary Bednarke relaxes by playing his trumpet. While running through scales on the instrument, he is also, technically, still doing schoolwork.
Mar. 13, 2015—The American Association of Physics Teachers has given its 2015 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award to Vanderbilt’s David A. Weintraub, professor of astronomy. The award recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics.
Jan. 17, 2015—Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss his popular book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life" Feb. 12 at the University Club.
Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.
Dec. 2, 2014—"No matter which (a)theistic background informs your theology, you may have to wrestle with the data astronomers will be bringing to houses of worship in the very near future," writes astronomy professor David Weintraub for The Conversation.
Nov. 19, 2014—The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub’s latest book, which he'll discuss in a free campus lecture on Thursday.
Oct. 31, 2014—The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion will be addressed in a free, upcoming talk at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.