Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of January 4

In this first full week of 2010, all the science and technology guest action is on The Colbert Report.  Tuesday you can see Riley Crane, the M.I.T. physicist who led the group that won the recent DARPA balloon spotting contest.  On Wednesday Captain Charles Moore visits.  He’s the founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.  Colbert closes his four-day week by talking at (trust me, it’s his style) James Fowler, a health systems and political scientist who has co-written a book on the topology of social networks.  I sniff a theme week, but I could be wrong.