Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be part of the keynote lineup of speakers for RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Dr. Tyson is the recipient of nineteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen.
“Over the past few years RSA Conference has benefited from non-traditional keynote speakers such as Stephen Colbert, Alec Baldwin and Doris Kearns Goodwin, bringing a new level of entertainment to our keynote stage. In keeping with the spirit of challenging our attendees to think differently, to persevere despite adversity and to change perspectives, we welcome Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson,” said Linda Gray, Director & General Manager, RSA Conference.
“Although RSA Conference at its core is a global information security community event, the goal of our gathering is to broaden conversations of theory and reality between academics and practitioners. I can think of no one more qualified than Dr. Tyson to help broaden the perspective of our ever-expanding attendee base.”
In addition to dozens of professional publications, Dr. Tyson continues to write for the public, appearing monthly in Natural History magazine. Tyson’s recent books Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour, based on a popular astrophysics course co-taught at Princeton University, and Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration.