FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is Matt O’Dowd?

Matt O'Dowd is a Ph.D. astrophysicist and is the writer and host of Space Time. He holds a professorship at the City University of New York and is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, where he researches black holes and quasars.

Who produces the show?

Space Time was created by producers Andrew Kornhaber and Eric Brown. They continue to produce and direct the show through their production company Kornhaber Brown. They have won four Webby Awards and have created five shows for PBS Digital Studios, including Infinite Series, Idea Channel, Game/Show, and Origin of Everything.

What is your relationship with PBS?

We are proud to be a production of PBS Digital Studios, which is PBS’s fantastic digital group. Many of our non-US viewers (50% of the audience!) aren’t familiar with PBS. PBS is a publicly-funded broadcast network in the US. It is one of the most trusted-institutions in the country.

Who does the graphics?

Matt and the producers live in New York City, where episodes are filmed on green screen. Post-production happens in Brazil, led by talented animator Leonardo Wille. Matt and the producers work closely with Leo to bring all the visuals to life.

Anyone else we should know about?

Yes! Graeme Gossel (PhD Theoretical Physics) occasionally writes for Space Time, focusing on quantum physics. Catch him from time to time on the Space Time Patreon video chats.

Do you answer science questions?

We love receiving physics ideas and questions via email, but unfortunately cannot answer the majority of them due to the volume of correspondence we receive. The best place to ask questions and share ideas is the Space Time Discord. There you’ll find a community of people who enjoy chatting physics and vetting new ideas together. Join the Patreon at any level to get an invite.

Do you accept internships?

Although we do not have a formal internship program, we do from time to time have small projects we need help with. Don’t hesitate to reach out to signal interest in getting involved with Space Time.

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