Neil deGrasse Tyson is a man of science. An American astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator, Neil is a central figure at the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. An expert on astrophysics, Neil has written 16 books to date and is one of the most celebrated authority on his subject. While Neil’s professional career is for all to see, he continues to remain tight-lipped about his wife and personal details. Even though Neil has been married to Alice Young for a long time, he seldom talks about his wife. In this article, we take a closer look at what little is known about Alice Young.
Alice Young was born in 1958, in the United States of America. Even though Alice is a central figure in Neil’s career and life, very little is known about her. Details of her early life, parents, and siblings do not exist in the media. Alice took to science as a very young kid and has been at it ever since. After graduating from a local high school, Alice attended Rice University. After finishing her undergraduate and graduate studies from Rice University, Alice wanted to pursue her Ph.D. Following this, Alice attended the University of Texas. She met Neil during her University years and the pair began dating soon after. While Neil left the University following cases of racism, Alice continued her studies. After getting her degree in 1985, Alice went on to work as an IT manager for Bloomberg LLC in New York.
Marriage and other things:
Even though Neil and Alice met during their early years of their University, they began dating much after. In an interview, Alice revealed that she never thought much of Neil. She mentioned, “He was a back-of-the-classroom kind of guy, and I was definitely front-row.”
But in the following months, romance blossomed between the pair and they started dating soon after. Even though the pair have dated for more than 2 decades, they are still secretive when it comes to sharing personal details. It is believed that Neil and Alice tied the knot in 1988. The pair gave birth to two lovely children, Miranda and Travis. While Travis is still making rounds through the academic circuit, Miranda graduated from Harvard with a major in East Asian Studies. The family of four live in lower Manhattan.
Supporting at all times:
Back in 2018, Neil DeGrasse was accused of counts of sexual abuse by several of his ex-colleagues. However, Neil denied all those claims and mentioned that he was profusely sorry for his behavior and had no idea that his behavior was intolerable. Throughout his legal troubles, Neil was continuously supported by his wife. An independent investigation was carried out which proved Neil innocent. Following the declaration of his innocence, Neil wrote a length Facebook post thanking people who have been by his side at all times.
“Accusations can damage a reputation and a marriage. Sometimes irreversibly. said Tyson, I see myself as a loving husband and as a public servant — a scientist and educator who serves at the will of the public. I am grateful for the support I’ve received from those who continue to respect and value me and my work.”