March has not been kind on science and technology guests for late night. Things continue this week, in part because reliable guest source Craig Ferguson is running repeats. Only a couple of people worth noting.
Tonight, Dr. David Page visits The Colbert Report. He’s the director of the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his research focuses on sex chromosomes. On Wednesday, Mayim Bialik, currently seen on The Big Bang Theory, is a guest on Conan. Bialik has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and plays a neurobiologist on the show.
Also on Wednesday is the appearance of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed. A documentary on his term of office (which was marked by several challenges, including his forced resignation by coup this February) is currently making the rounds, and President Nasheed will be on with David Letterman. I mention this here because Nasheed was very focused on climate change during his term, and that is a topic of some interest to Letterman. No guarantee it will come up, but I can’t eliminate the possibility.