Australia's own Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, physicist, doctor, science communicator and populariser (and more), has been sharing stories of science for decades, in radio, on tv and in numerous books. As a result he has become, in many respects, the face of science in Australia. Winning numerous awards, including an Order of Australia, and identified as one of Australia's living treasures, in this podcast we discuss his journey and passion for science, and in a way only Karl can do, ends up squeezing as many science stories in the mix.
PODCAST 21: Abby Fraeman drives the Curiosity Rover on Mars as Deputy Project Scientist for NASA's JPL
Abigail Fraeman has the fascinating and enviable job in driving the Mars Curiosity Rover to test the geology and atmosphere of Mars. She is the Deputy Project Scientist for Mars Science Laboratory, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), as part of NASA. In this interview we chat about her research with the Curiosity Rover and the science it conducts on Mars, how she got into her work and also shares her advice for students thinking of STEM. And we discuss the muppets!
PODCAST#20: Don Lincoln - discoverer of top quark, face of Fermilab, sci communicator, Star Trek fan
Don Lincoln is an internationally renowned science communicator. As a particle physicist, his work led to the discovery of not only the top quark in 1995, at Fermilab, but the Higgs Boson in 2012, at CERN. He has written for CNN, Forbes and The Physics Teacher, presented at TED talks and written many books on science . And his videos on Fermilab's Youtube channel have garnered over 500,000 subscribers. In this video we discuss his work, both in particle physics and science communication, offers salient to advice to educators and students, and discuss his love for trashy Sci Fi, especially Start Trek.
Petr Lebedev is a full time science communicator, writing for Discovery channel, presented at schools, podcaster and is currently a writer and researcher for Youtube's Veritasium channel, with Derek Muller.
In this episode we discuss his work and passion for science, shares his views why science communication is important , and his shows off his guitar as passionate rocker.