Hara Nathan, Dr.
Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.” (John Tukey)
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
Making as many correct inferences as possible from astronomical data, and knowing precisely how sure we are about them.
How did you get into this research/work field?
Through space engineering, that lead me to celestial mechanics and in turn exoplanets.
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Fundamental limitations of learning, analogous to the limits of communications found by Shannon.
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
Having excellent working conditions, means to organize collaborations and large scale projects.