Archive for the 'nobel' Category

164 – Sir Paul Nurse – Making Science Work Part 2

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

This episode is part 2 of 2, of a talk given by Sir Paul Nurse, who is President of The Royal Society in the UK, and the Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology for 2001, on the wonder of science and how it enhances our culture and civilisation. He also discusses how science can not […]

163 – Sir Paul Nurse – Making Science Work Part 1

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

This episode is part 1 of 2, of a talk given by Sir Paul Nurse, who is President of The Royal Society in the UK, and the Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology for 2001, on the wonder of science and how it enhances our culture and civilisation. He also discusses how science can not […]

161 – Sir Harry Kroto – The State of Science

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

In today‚Äôs 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 […]

155 – Professor Brian Schmidt – The Accelerating Universe – Public Talk

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

In 1998, two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating, a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70% of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. The 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physics, Brian Schmidt, leader of […]

092 – Dr Brian Schmidt – The acceleration of the universe

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

We’ve all wondered about the creation of the universe – from the big bang onwards. What next? Is the galaxy going to slow down from the big bang? Will there be multiple big bangs and big crunches? The reality of the matter is astounding. In 1994, Dr Brian Schmidt, along with some colleagues from around […]

055 – David Karoly – Climate Change

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

In this episode, I talk to Professor David Karoly, Federation Fellow at the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne in Australia – and who is also a lead author for the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) report on global warming. We discusses climate change – what is it, what causes it, […]

042 – Professor Peter Doherty – Immunology and the Nobel Prize

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

I interview Nobel Laureate and Australian of the Year, Professor Peter Doherty, and we talk about the work that led to his Nobel Prize, his books, his views on modern science, and I also get a joke out of the Nobel Prize winner. The show also features some news, pin of the episode, and reader […]