ask theory, science & society, sts, hillary diane andales

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 58: Paano Naiaangat Ng Siyensiya At Ng Lipunan Ang Isa’t Isa?

This episode features Hillary Diane Andales, a science communicator and astrophysicist-in-training. In 2017, she won the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. She is currently an undergraduate researcher at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
We talked about her research in astrophysics and observational astronomy, science communication tips and techniques, the pressure that comes with being a scientist-in-training, the link between science and society, how scientific innovations can improve our lives in unexpected ways, and more.

How to contact Hillary:

  • Website:
  • Facebook: @hilldiandales
  • YouTube: HillaryDianeAndales
  • Twitter: @cosmichillarays
  • Instagram: @cosmichillarays

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 58 here:

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Music: Hopeful Cinematic Ambient by bdProductions; My Mysterious Planet by Free Music

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