Archive for the 'interview' Category

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 – […]

160 – Sir Harry Kroto – Buckminsterfullerine

Tuesday, February 12th, 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. He talked to me about the discover of carbon-60, as well as the state of science in the UK and worldwide. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. Today’s […]