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.
Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist based in QLD, Australia, who is chasing the elusive dark energy, which is the predicted reason behind the accelerating universe. She is also responsible to developing one of the best maps of the universe, mapping hundreds of millions of galaxies. She is also the leader of the Dark Theme within the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and is helping manage the international Dark Energy Survey (DES). On top of this she has been the captain for Australia's Ultimate Frisbee team. In this podcast we chat about her work, the reasons behind her passion for science and its communication, and she shares some tips on how to improve your frisbee throwing!
Dr Brian Schmidt set out to measure the rate of the universe expansion in the 1990s. To his surprise, he and his team discovered that the universe is not slowing in its expansion, but speeding up! For his work, he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011. He also is a gifted science communicator and passionate about communicating Science. He currently is the Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University and this has given him the opportunity to discuss and advise the government on scientific issues. In this podcast, we discuss his work, how he got into science, and why he is passionate about science communication. He also offers advices to students and shares his other passion of growing grapes for his small winery.
Michelle Wong, aka Labmuffin is a youtube creator and blogger whose mission is to review beauty products and expose the myths behind them, using her deep understanding of chemistry (she has a PhD in Chemistry) and science in general. In this podcast we talk about what she does, how she got started and why she sees her work as important to help the public understand science better and to make more informed decisions on beauty products, from everything from sunscreens, cleaners and cosmetics. Her website - www.labmuffin.com
PODCAST#15 Chris Ferrie: Quantum Computing Physicist, author of "quantum physics for babies" and more
Chris Ferrie's expertise is quantum computing but seeing a need, he started writing children's books with decidedly strong science themes, and as a result increase science understanding in the parents reading them to their children. With over 60 titles and over a million sold, Chris has communicated science in an innovative way and getting attention for it. In this podcast we talk about his work, his books, and more, and he reads us one of his favourite books! Check out his website where you can get his books - https://csferrie.com/
PODCAST #14 Kelly Foyle: outreach scientist @ Perimeter Institute, developing resources for teachers
Kelly Foyle is the outreach scientist at the Perimeter Institute , in Waterloo Canada. Her role it to improve physics education by developing public outreach programs as well as develop innovative teaching resources that educators can take into the classroom. In this podcast, we discuss her work, hew passion for astrophysics, her views on science communication, and we learn also a bit about her love for bird watching. See Perimeter resources - Perimeter Institutehttps://resources.perimeterinstitute.ca
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Carl Wieman won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2001 for his work on Bose Einstein Condensate.
He then used his prize money to start pHET Animations, which I am sure many of you know of.
He is internationally renowned for his work on improving the teaching of physics through researched based practices.
In this podcast , we talk about all those things, as well as his upbringing, his views on science communication and advice to students and educators .
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