Archive for July, 2009

098 – Dr Seth Shostak – Science and the movies

Monday, July 20th, 2009

I talk to Dr Seth Shostak, from the SETI Institute, on the topic of science and the movies. We cover: – The portrayal and accuracy of science in entertainment – Seth’s role as science adviser in the movie remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” – What does a science adviser in a movie […]

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 […]

096 – Dr Ginger Campbell – Brain chemistry, plasticity and imaging

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I talk to Dr Ginger Campbell, the host of the Brain Science Podcast and Books and Ideas on the fascinating topics of – brain chemistry – what do we know about how chemicals may or may not influence us, – brain plasticity, learning languages or new skills and how to keep yourself young and vital […]