Archive for the 'Other' Category

BM204 – The Science of Sleep

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

In today’s episode, I speak to Ashen Vithana, a sleep scientist, and Alex Young, an entrepreneur and futurist, from the podcast. I speak to them about the following topics: – What is sleep science? – What makes for a good sleep? – Is there an impact from watching screens before bed? – Are sleeping […]

BM203 – Dr Jürgen Knödlseder – Sustainability in Science Research

Sunday, June 4th, 2023

In this episode, I speak to Dr Jürgen Knödlseder on the following topics: – What are the components of a carbon footprint in science, particularly in astrophysics research? – How was the lab’s carbon footprint estimated? – How do we continue to do research and minimise our carbon footprint? – What are some new ways […]

BM202 – Dr Jürgen Knödlseder – Measuring Gamma Rays

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

In this episode, I speak to Dr Jürgen Knödlseder on the following topics: – What are gamma rays? – How do we detect gamma rays? – The process of finding where the measurements of radioactive aluminium came from – The work Jurgen did on the Integral satellite – How do you focus gamma rays? – […]

BM201 – Ayush Pandhi – Polarisation and Magnetism in Space

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

In this episode, I speak to PhD student, Ayush Pandhi on his research into how polarised light is affected by magnetism in space. Ayush’s paper referenced in this episode can be found here: Download MP3 of Ep 201

BM200 – Jamali Kigotho – Rooftop Wind Turbines

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

In this episode, I speak to engineering student Jamali Kigotho, who talks about his work on designing rooftop wind turbines for residential areas, how it would work and the possibilities around this. Download MP3 of Ep 200

199 – Luke Steller – Does Venus have conditions for life?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

In this episode, PhD student Luke Steller returns to talk to us about Venus and the asteroid Bennu. We discuss: * What does the discovery of Phosphene on Venus mean? * What creates Phosphene? * Could life exist on Venus, and how could life arrive on Venus? * Could life evolve on Venus itself? * […]

198 – Luke Steller – What are the ingredients of life?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Luke Steller, who is a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at the University of New South Wales. I spoke to Luke about: – Luke’s background – How he became interested in astrobiology – Ancient life on Earth – How understanding ancient life on Earth influences the […]

197 – Dr Onisha Patel – Structural Biology & Superstars of STEM

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Dr Onisha Patel, who is a structural biologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) in Melbourne, Australia I speak to her about: – How she got into science from her interest in art – What inspired her growing up – Structural Biology and what […]

196 – Monash Solar Decathlon Team

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Bec Lin, Shiyen Perera and Cyndy Li from Monash University who are all part of the Monash Solar Decathlon Team, and took part in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. I speak to them about: – Their backgrounds – The Monash Solar Decathlon Team itself – […]

195 – Dr Dyani Lewis – Studying Chlamydia

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

In this episode, I speak to Dr Dyani Lewis on the research work she is undertaking as part of a larger team in studying chlamydia Download MP3 of Ep 195 Become a Patreon