Archive for May, 2010

25/5/2010 365 Days of Astronomy Appearance – Hypervelocity stars

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter Podcast has contributed to another episode of 365 Days of Astronomy: Hypervelocity Stars

116 – Prof Patricia Vickers-Rich – The Monash Science Centre

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

In this episode I talk to Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich and we talk about the Monash Science Centre. – What is Professor Rich’s background? – What inspired her to start up a Science Centre in Australia? – What are the main aims of the MSC? – When did the MSC open? – What were some of […]

New iPhone Application

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Hi all, For those of you who have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can now purchase and download an application specifically for Brains Matter at the iTunes Store. (Click on the above image to go to the iTMS) The first 4 people to email the show and tell me why you recommend the […]

115 – Dr Robyn Pickering – The Discovery of Australopithecus Sediba

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

What is Australopithecus Sediba? It’s a newly discovered species of hominid that was discovered recently. I talked to Dr Robyn Pickering at the University of Melbourne, who was involved in this discovery to talk about Sediba. – Why was it called Sediba? – What kind of dating technique was used to work out how old […]

114 – Corin Storkey – Beauty and the Type 2 Diabetes Synthetic Chemist Geek

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

In this episode, I talk to Corin Storkey, from the Bio21 Institute at the University of Melbourne. Corin is a synthetic organic chemist, and spoke to me about some of the research he was doing in synthesising compounds that may one day be used as pharmaceuticals to treat patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. We […]