Archive for the 'communication' Category

169 – Dr Charley Lineweaver – The Birth, Life, and Death of our Planet… and the Universe

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The following recording is of the 2013 Astronomical Society of Australia’s Harley Wood Lecture, hosted by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics. People, planets, stars, and even universes are born, they live for a while, and then die. Associate Professor Charles Lineweaver reviews what we now about the origin of the Earth and the origin 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 […]

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 […]

158 – Where is my flying car? – Part 2

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Today’s episode is part 2 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. Hosted by Dr Roger Rassool, panel members included: Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria, Dr Erica Sloan, Monash Institute on Pharmaceutical Science, Tim Thwaites, Science writer, and myself. The […]

157 – Where is my flying car? – Part 1

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Today’s episode is part 1 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. Hosted by Dr Roger Rassool, panel members included: Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria, Dr Erica Sloan, Monash Institute on Pharmaceutical Science, Tim Thwaites, Science writer, and myself. The […]

146 – Five Years of Brains Matter

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Today’s episode is a 5 year celebration of the podcast – Listener feedback for the five year anniversary – The five year anniversary competition winner A discussion on science and society at the Brains Matter 5 year celebration where we discussed: – education – inspiration – teachers – governments and their inertia in pushing science […]

140 – Stephen Luntz – Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

In this episode, I speak to science writer Stephen Luntz. He talked to me about his interests, career, and his book Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats Today’s listener of the episode is Eliska Jeffrey Download MP3 of Ep 140 You can donate by clicking on the button above, and subscribe by subscribing in iTunes

137 – Prof Lawrence Krauss – Dinner with a Physicist

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Professor Lawrence Krauss is the author of “The Physics of Star Trek”, a professor of physics, the Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. I was privileged enough to have a chat with him about physics and science in general, […]

132 – Steve Mirsky – (2/2) – Science Communication Pt 6

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

In Brains Matter’s continuing series on science communication, I continue my talk with Steve Mirsky, a journalist and author, editor at Scientific American, and podcast host about various aspects of science communication and the perception of science in the public. This is part 2 of the discussion. If you haven’t listened to part 1, please […]