I mentioned several months ago that I am a Principal Investigator at SETI Institute. Most of you have no idea what it means to be a "Principal Investigator" or a "soft-money" researcher. That will be the topic of this post.
This is a rough simplification but in the US there are three types of astronomers. Let me describe you a bit who we are:
The professors (I should have capitalized that...) work in a university, they are paid by the university to teach and to do their research. They generally have a group of postdocs and students who work with them. Each... read more ❯