Our guest this evening is a genuine Renaissance man. Conor Myhrvold is a senior in the geosciences department at Princeton University. He is also a wildlife photographer, inventor, and javelin thrower.
Conor joins us to discuss a couple of research projects he is currently working on—one of which involves heat conduction in elephant hair. (That’s right. Elephants actually have some pretty cool hairdos, so to speak.) Find out what it’s like to be stranded on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast without water, to be charged by wild elephants, and to invent a device that could save the elderly from potentially fatal tumbles. Listen here: Conor Myhrvold.
To view some of Conor Myhrvold’s wildlife photographs, visit his website.