Archive for the 'mathematics' Category

097 – Dr Rosemary Mardling – Extra solar planets

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I talk to Dr Rosemary Mardling, an astrophysicist from Monash University on the topic of extra-solar planets. Topics we cover include: – What is an extra solar planet? – How do we find extra solar planets? – How do we estimate the size and form of these extra solar planets? – How do we explain […]

095 – Dr Andrew Prentice – The Saturn System

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Dr Andrew Prentice from Monash University continues his discussion with me about his theories of the formation of the solar system. In this episode, we concentrate on the Saturniun system, satellites such as Titan and some of the observations in comparison to his predictions, and conclude by reflecting back on what was discussed in the […]

094 – Dr Andrew Prentice – Planets and Satellite formation

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I continue my talk to Dr Andrew Prentice from Monash University, extending on the discussion in part 1 of this interview series on Supersonic Turbulence, to talk about the Modern Laplacian Theory, and how it helps describe planetary and satellite formation, and it’s weaknesses. The discussion on satellites, and especially Titan, is fascinating. This is […]

093 – Dr Andrew Prentice – Supersonic Turbulence

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I talk to Dr Andrew Prentice on the topic of Supersonic Turbulence, a theory he proposed which helps in understanding his predictions on the objects within the solar system and formation of the solar system. Dr Prentice has also made some astounding predictions as has been documented here This is the first of a 3 […]

087 – Science Songs

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Chemistry, biology, physics, climate change – the list of science topics are too numerous for me to mention them all here. And each subject has someone singing about it in some fashion. That’s right – the episode that a lot of you have been waiting for – the show on science songs. Marc West, from […]

085 – Marc West – The Science and Psychology of Cricket – Part 2

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

In this episode, I continue my discussion with science journalist Marc West. We talk about the psychology and science of sport – and the case study we use is cricket. The topics we talk about can apply to practically any team sport, but being the cricket fans we are, we relate it to the gentleman’s […]

084 – Marc West – The Science and Psychology of Cricket – Part 1

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

I talk to science communicator and cricket tragic, Marc West, on the topic of cricket – and the science and psychology of the sport. Marc has published several articles on the science and mathematics of the game, and in this episode, discusses the following with me: – How fit are cricketers? – How far do […]

078 – Prof Roger Short – Saving Asian Elephants 2 (ft Dr Roger Rassool)

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

In this episode, which is the final of a 2 part interview, I talk once again with Professor Roger Short, from the University of Melbourne on further topics regarding Asian elephants, and on saving them. – elephant accents – what happens when you play Asian elephant vocalisations to captive African elephants? Some surprising results! – […]

069 – Greatest Olympians

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

On today’s shortened episode, I talk pose the conundrum – by what measure do you consider someone as a great – or the greatest – Olympian? Plus some listener feedback. Download MP3 of Ep 69 Please vote for this podcast this month at You can donate by clicking on the button above, and subscribe by […]

061 – Dr Geoff Campbell – Visible Lattice Points

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

In this episode I speak to Dr Geoff Campbell, honorary research fellow from the school of mathematics from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Campbell talked to me about his pioneering research work, including that of Visible Lattice Points, in the area of pure mathematics. He also talks about their application in the real […]