Archive for the 'interview' Category

173 – Assoc Prof Brad Carter – Space Weather

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

In today’s episode, I speak to Associate Professor Brad Carter from the University of Southern Queensland about Space Weather. What is it? How do we measure it? And what does it mean for the formation of life? Download MP3 of Ep 173 This episode is supported by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics .

172 – Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith – The SKA

Monday, August 18th, 2014

In today’s episode, I speak to Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith from the CSIRO, about the Square Kilometre Array project. – What is the the Square Kilometre Array Project? – The results of the decision on where to host the project – What are the different parts of he SKA project – The Murchison Widefield Array Download […]

171 – Sarah Bruzzese – Astronomical Society of Australia Poster Sessions

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

During the Astronomical Society of Australia conference, I went and visited the Poster Sessions where students showcased their research. In today’s episode, I speak to Sarah Bruzzese, one of the poster session presenters. Download MP3 of Ep 171 This episode is supported by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics .

170 – Sarah Sweet – Astronomical Society of Australia Poster Sessions

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

During the Astronomical Society of Australia conference, I went and visited the Poster Sessions where students showcased their research. In today’s episode, I speak to Sarah Sweet, one of the poster session presenters. Download MP3 of Ep 170 This episode is supported by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics .

168 – Matt Witkowski – Leukaemia and the Ikaros Gene

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

In today’s episode, I talk to Matthew Witkowski, a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, on his research into the relationship between the Ikaros Gene and Leukemia. We discuss: – Matt’s background – A definition of leukaemia – Matt’s work in his PhD – What is the Ikaros gene? – […]

167 – Robert Lloyd – 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who – Part 2

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic science fiction show, Doctor Who. I spoke to actor and comedian (and honourary 10th Time Lord) Rob Lloyd, also known as the Number 1 Doctor Who fan in the world, about the show. This is the second part of a two part interview. Topics we discuss […]

166 – Robert Lloyd – 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who – Part 1

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Something a bit different for this episode – this year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic science fiction show, Doctor Who. I spoke to actor and comedian (and honourary 10th Time Lord) Rob Lloyd, also known as the Number 1 Doctor Who fan in the world, about the show. This is the first of […]

165 – Dr Michael Brown – The Peer Review Process

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Michael Brown from Monash University about the peer review process in science. We talk about: – What the Peer Review Process is – How the Peer Review Process helps – The issues with Peer Review – What is the issue with positive and negative scientific results? – The […]

162 – Dr Michael Brown – Lies, Damned Lies, and NRA Statistics

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Michael Brown from Monash University about the mis-use of statistics in the public sphere, and specifically, about the American National Rifle Associations misrepresentations of data. We talk about: – The Australian context – Australian gun control laws – The subsequent experience after the implementation of these laws – […]

161 – Sir Harry Kroto – The State of Science

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

In today’s episode, I talk to Sir Harold Kroto, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the co-discovery of carbon-60, or Buckminsterfullerine. We continue the discussion from episode 160, and talk about – Stereotypes of scientists – Science and natural philosophy – What are non-science people interested in? – Kids as scientists – […]