Interviews with scientists and science communicators: discussing their work, what inspires them to science, advice to students of science and more.
PODCAST 26: Frank Jotzo -Climate change economist & international expert on climate change policies
Professor Frank Jotzo is an expert on climate change and environmental economics and his expertise is sought around the world, advising national and international governmental bodies on addressing climate change. Twice senior author on the IPCC report, we discuss climate science, the best options to get to carbon neutral and has salient advance to students of science. podcast_frank_jotzo_audio.mp3File Size: 45593 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]
PODCAST 25: Kiara Bruggeman: developing nanotechnology to help stem cells repair brain tissue
Meet Kiara Bruggeman. Working at the Australian National University, Kiara work in the exciting field of nanotechnology, developing delivery systems to encourage stem cells to repair brain tissue, especially in stroke patients. Its a highly multidisciplinary approach, incorporating biology, pharmacology, physics and medicine. On top of this she is a highly engaging science communicator, and has a knack of explaining complex topics in a fun and informative way. podcast_bruggeman_audio. [...]
podcast 24 : Anita Ho-Baillie - making solar cells that can be sprayed on surfaces!
Anita Ho-Baillie is the John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience at the University of Sydney, Australia Her work is in the exciting field of the next generation of solar cell technology using perovskite crystals. Not only is the cheaper than silicon based solar cells, the technology allows for its application on practically any surface. Imagine being able to spray solar cells on glass and buildings In the interview we discuss her work, how she got into science, and why she thing her chinese cooking gives [...]
podcast 23 : Cathy Foley - australia's chief scientist
Dr Cathy Foley has a long distinguished career in science. Research physicist, especially in superconductivity and semiconductors, chief Scientist for the CSIRO and is now Chief Scientist for Australia. She advises the federal government on science and technology and advocates on behalf of the scientific community . She is recognised as an influential leader in the scientific community and won numerous awards, including the Order of Australia. She is an engaging, down to earth, scientist [...]
PODCAST #22: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - physicist, doctor, science communicator and story teller
Australia's own Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, physicist, doctor, science communicator and populariser (and more), has been sharing stories of science for decades, in radio, on tv and in numerous books. As a result he has become, in many respects, the face of science in Australia. Winning numerous awards, including an Order of Australia, and identified as one of Australia's living treasures, in this podcast we discuss his journey and passion for science, and in a way only Karl can do, ends up squeezing a [...]
PODCAST 21: Abby Fraeman drives the Curiosity Rover on Mars as Deputy Project Scientist for NASA's JPL
Abigail Fraeman has the fascinating and enviable job in driving the Mars Curiosity Rover to test the geology and atmosphere of Mars. She is the Deputy Project Scientist for Mars Science Laboratory, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), as part of NASA. In this interview we chat about her research with the Curiosity Rover and the science it conducts on Mars, how she got into her work and also shares her advice for students thinking of STEM. And we discuss the muppets! podcast_abby_fraeman_a [...]
Interesting, thought provoking interviews
Interesting thought provoking interviews and insightful for teachers to think about scientific issues that we are presented with in our times and the future we are walking into! Well done Paul
Following on from the great work done on the YouTube channel, Physics High podcast is a great resource for both teachers and students.