Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 1

Miles Traer

Special guest Miles Traer discussed his “A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones” and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.

Miles Traer is a geological data scientist at Stanford University. He uses the tools of machine learning, Bayesian statistics, and physics-based models to investigate the creation and transformation of planetary surfaces. In his spare time, you can find Miles managing the award-winning Generation Anthropocene podcast, reconstructing the geological history of Game of Thrones, and calculating the carbon footprint of superheroes.

You can learn more about Miles and his science communication projects at and follow him on Twitter @Geo_Miles.



Previously recorded on Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET