This week is, oddly enough, dominated by a movie about a Norse god. Thor: The Dark World comes out soon, and two of its main characters are engaged in research. Natalie Portman plays an astrophysicist, and she will visit The Late Show on Wednesday, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. Kat Demmings plays the assistant to Portman’s character, and she visits with Craig Ferguson on Thursday.
In other science and technology guest news, Thursday is the place to go. Along with Kat Demmings, game programmer Markus Persson sits down with Craig on The Late Late Show. Persson was instrumental in the development of the computer game Minecraft. If that wasn’t enough, Daniel Lieberman, chair of human evolutionary biology at Harvard, talks past Stephen Colbert. Lieberman just released a book on the evolution of hte human body, following up on a previous book focused on the head.