Archive for February, 2009

086 – Dr Ross Church – Hypervelocity Stars

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Have you heard of hypervelocity stars? These are amazingly fast stars. How fast? I talk to Dr Ross Church, from Monash University, who tells us all about them. Topics of discussion include: What are hyper velocity stars? How do they form? The relationship between binary stars and hypervelocity stars The interactions between supermassive black holes […]

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 […]

083 – 365 Days BM Podcast (Astrobiology)

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

I was lucky enough to provide this audio to the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast (Official Podcast of the International Astronomical Union) – it’s an extract of episodes 81 and 82 on the topic of astrobiology. If you’re interested in the 365 Days podcast, go to Download MP3 of Ep 83 This episode of […]