Interviews with scientists and science communicators: discussing their work, what inspires them to science, advice to students of science and more.
PODCAST#20: Don Lincoln - discoverer of top quark, face of Fermilab, sci communicator, Star Trek fan
Don Lincoln is an internationally renowned science communicator. As a particle physicist, his work led to the discovery of not only the top quark in 1995, at Fermilab, but the Higgs Boson in 2012, at CERN. He has written for CNN, Forbes and The Physics Teacher, presented at TED talks and written many books on science . And his videos on Fermilab's Youtube channel have garnered over 500,000 subscribers. In this video we discuss his work, both in particle physics and science communication, offers [...]
PODCAST #19 : Petr lebedev - fulltime science communicator
Petr Lebedev is a full time science communicator, writing for Discovery channel, presented at schools, podcaster and is currently a writer and researcher for Youtube's Veritasium channel, with Derek Muller.In this episode we discuss his work and passion for science, shares his views why science communication is important , and his shows off his guitar as passionate rocker. podcast_petr_lebedev_audio.mp3File Size: 29272 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]
PODCAST #18 : Tamara Davis: searching for dark energy and international ultimate frisbee player
Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist based in QLD, Australia, who is chasing the elusive dark energy, which is the predicted reason behind the accelerating universe. She is also responsible to developing one of the best maps of the universe, mapping hundreds of millions of galaxies. She is also the leader of the Dark Theme within the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and is helping manage the international Dark Energy Survey (DES). On top of this she has been the captain [...]
PODCAST #17: Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt: discoverer of the accelerating universe
Dr Brian Schmidt set out to measure the rate of the universe expansion in the 1990s. To his surprise, he and his team discovered that the universe is not slowing in its expansion, but speeding up! For his work, he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011. He also is a gifted science communicator and passionate about communicating Science. He currently is the Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University and this has given him the opportunity to discuss and advise the government on sc [...]
PODCAST #16 Labmuffin Michelle Wong - teaching science through reviewing beauty products
Michelle Wong, aka Labmuffin is a youtube creator and blogger whose mission is to review beauty products and expose the myths behind them, using her deep understanding of chemistry (she has a PhD in Chemistry) and science in general. In this podcast we talk about what she does, how she got started and why she sees her work as important to help the public understand science better and to make more informed decisions on beauty products, from everything from sunscreens, cleaners and cosmetics. Her [...]
PODCAST#15 Chris Ferrie: Quantum Computing Physicist, author of "quantum physics for babies" and more
Chris Ferrie's expertise is quantum computing but seeing a need, he started writing children's books with decidedly strong science themes, and as a result increase science understanding in the parents reading them to their children. With over 60 titles and over a million sold, Chris has communicated science in an innovative way and getting attention for it. In this podcast we talk about his work, his books, and more, and he reads us one of his favourite books! Check out his website where you can [...]
Following on from the great work done on the YouTube channel, Physics High podcast is a great resource for both teachers and students.