P.K. Bhartia

NASA/GSFC: Code 614: Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics
This enigmatic title captures my scientific career very well. In my talk, I will discuss my roller coaster career, which got nearly derailed after a brief tryst with history. This gave me a great appreciation of how the quest for a "good story" by the media can create urban myths that can influence even our best scientific minds. Finally, I will discuss my obsession for understanding esoteric details of measurements that once in a while leads to something interesting.