Book cover of A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman: A Memoir by Lindy Elkins-Tantonby Lindy Elkins-Tanton

From one of the world’s leading planetary scientists, a luminous memoir of exploration on Earth, in space, and within oneself—equal parts ode to the beauty of science, meditation on loss, and roadmap for personal resilience

“Fierce, absorbing, and ultimately inspiring.” —ELIZABETH KOLBERT

“[A] riveting book, beautifully written.” —Washington Post

Named a Best Book of the Year by Christian Science Monitor and Science News

Deep in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, three times farther from the sun than the Earth is, orbits a massive asteroid called (16) Psyche.

Interview with the Author

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Lindy Elkins-Tanton: What’s at the Core?
11/15/22            42 min

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Portrait of a Scientist: A Conversation with Psyche mission leader Lindy Elkins-Tanton
6/15/22             70 min

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