Ravi Kopparapu

Favourite Thing: Communicate my excitement towards science with everyone!



Pennsylvania State University (Current work), Louisiana State University (Ph.D Physics)



Work History:

Current Job:

Postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University


Pennsylvania State University

Me and my work

Finding Earth-like planets with life on them.

My Typical Day

I discuss and work on topics that are exciting and interesting

What I'd do with the money

Donate it to schools that are in need of improving science curriculum

I would like to donate the money to local schools and science museums as they are very low on funding to enhance their science outreach activities.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Funny, curious, excited

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Bryan Adams

What's your favourite food?

Anything (vegetarian) that is tasty

What is the most fun thing you've done?

I went to a Star Trek convention.

What did you want to be after you left school?


Were you ever in trouble in at school?


What was your favourite subject at school?

Science and Math

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Talking with people who are not scientists. It is so awesome to share what I feel about Science.

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

Looking at the stars, I wondered if there is anyone out there on other planets like here on Earth.

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?


If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Wish1: To see past and future. Wish2: Build a Star Ship. Wish3: Immortality

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

Work photos:


Here I am at a Star Trek convention!