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.
Tara Murphy is an astrophysicist whose claim to fame is that she and her team discovered the radio emissions of the first neutron merger that was detected by LIGO in 2017. On top of this she studies massive objects such as black holes and neutron stars. And on top of this she communicates science through public talks and writing as well her love of coding. And she love apocalyptic literature!edit.
Meet Dr Luke Barnes. Luke is an astrophysicist, based at Western Sydney University, He also communicates science through a number of ways, including public lectures an school talks. He is also co-author , along with Prof Geraint Lewis on two books (see links below) We talk about what he does, what inspires him and the value of good science communication And apart from that he loves his music especially the cello ;-) Find him on Twitter @lukebarnesastro Find Luke and Geraint on their Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPhuVSN3-gEeeSMyIMeDeA
Geraint Lewis is a cosmologist who has published over 400 papers and authored two books on Cosmology. In this podcast I chat with him on his work, his views on scientific literacy and advice for those considering a career in science. He even take the time to teach us some welsh!