Archive for September, 2011

147 – Marita Cheng – Who are the Robogals?

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

In today’s show, I speak to Marita Cheng, the founder of Robogals. Topics we discuss include: – Marita’s background – What inspired her to go into engineering? – How did Robogals get started? – What are the aims of Robogals? – Who is it targeting? – What does it do at schools? – What is […]

146 – Five Years of Brains Matter

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Today’s episode is a 5 year celebration of the podcast – Listener feedback for the five year anniversary – The five year anniversary competition winner A discussion on science and society at the Brains Matter 5 year celebration where we discussed: – education – inspiration – teachers – governments and their inertia in pushing science […]

145 – Dr Rosemary Mardling – The Three Body Problem

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

In today’s episode, I speak to Dr Rosemary Mardling from Monash University on the 3-body problem and the n-body problem. – What is the 3-body problem? How does it relate to astronomy? – How was it worked out in the early days? – What was Newton’s approach to the problem? – How does the 3-body […]

5 Year Anniversary

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

This Friday signifies the 5 year anniversary of the podcast – thank you to everyone who has contributed to the show, been on the show, listened or recommended the show to others. The show is nothing without all of you. Please send me through your favourite (or memorable!) moments from the show by Wednesday 14/9 […]

144 – Dr Owen Carter – What Causes Childhood Obesity?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

In this episode, I talk to Dr Owen Carter, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control at Curtin University, on the topic of childhood obesity and the perceptions that surround it – some of the reality based on the research studies may surprise you! Today’s listener of the episode is […]

143 – The World of the Elephant – Science Week Live Show

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

This episode is the audio from the National Science Week live show recorded at the Monash Science Centre. You can download the presentation and the lyrics to the song at the Brains Matter web site. A live audience enjoyed hearing from the range of guests at the Brains Matter live show – first up was […]