DR. ANDREW S. FRIEDMAN
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Popular Science

Writing
“Wormholes & Time Travel” by Andrew Friedman,Science Consultant for Wilfred, FX television series, starring Elijah Wood [PDF] (see the full story here)
“Using GRBs For Cosmology” by Andrew Friedman,Sky & Telescope [PDF] (with Robert Naeye article below)
Science Consultant
Wilfred: Wormholes & Time Travel
I served as a science consultant for the FX television series "Wilfred", starring Elijah Wood. In Wilfred Season 3, Episode 10, "Distance", Elijah's character, Ryan, needed to investigate wormholes and time machines for some reason, perhaps because the show's premise is that he hallucinates that his neighbor's dog, Wilfred, is actually a man in a dog suit. So obviously, wormholes, right! I was simply asked to write some text for and mock up a hypothetical website about wormholes, and I provided this. They decided to use parts of my text, but make their own images, and they ended up with this preliminary version. Here is a photographed screenshot of what actually aired (Aug 15, 2013).
Podcasts
Astronomy Podcast - Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs): A discussion with Robert Naeye & Andrew Friedman Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics Science Media Group, Interview with Robert Naeye, Senior Editor, Sky & Telescope Magazine, (May 10 2006)
During the January 2005 American Astronomical Society conference in San Diego, I was interviewed by a local radio DJ, Onto the Ontologist on his program, "Temporary Autonomous Zones: Dialogue with an Astrophysicist", at http://radioactiveradio.org/. We discuss The Big Bang, the nature of time, parallel universes, astrology, aliens, and the militarization of space [Listen to the mp3]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard University Astronomy Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory UC Berkeley Astronomy NSF Graduate Research Fellowship NASA Graduate Student Research Program Peters Automated Infrared Imaging Telescope (PAIRITEL) NASA Swift Satellite
Last Updated: Andrew Samuel Friedman, 3/2014

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # 1056580 through an NSF Science, Technology, and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT.

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