19 episodes

The Particle Podcast tells stories of science and the people behind the science across Australia. Particle is supported by Scitech, empowering West Australians in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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The Particle Podcast tells stories of science and the people behind the science across Australia. Particle is supported by Scitech, empowering West Australians in science, technology, engineering and maths.

    Would You Lick a Mars Rock?

    Would You Lick a Mars Rock?

    Remember when we asked Liam if he licked Earth rocks? Welcome to the sequel where we ask geologist and researcher Ravi Patel if he would lick a Mars rock. Stick around for this week's episode for so much more - Ravi stopped by to talk about chasing meteorites, Mars volcanoes and mental health.
     
    You can find out more about Ravi's research centre at https://sstc.curtin.edu.au/people/students/ (https://sstc.curtin.edu.au/people/students/)
     
    Particle Podcast is about science and the people who just love it. It's produced and presented by Rose Kerr (@rosie.zkerr). You can find more Particle at particle.scitech.org.au or @ParticleWA on Twitter and Instagram.

    What Makes a Scientist?

    What Makes a Scientist?

    What even IS a scientist? How can we make sure all kids are getting the same chance to dream of being a scientist? These are some of the questions  Corey Tutt answers as he joins us on the pod this week. He's the founder of Deadly Science, the NSW 2020 Young Australian of the Year AND an Indigenous STEM star. Corey stopped by to talk about his science journey and all the strange skills he has learnt along the way.
     
    You can find Corey and Deadly Science on twitter @corey_tutt @deadlyscience
    Find out more even more about Deadly Science here https://deadlyscience.icu/ (https://deadlyscience.icu/)
     
    Particle Podcast is about science and the people who just love it. It's produced and presented by Rose Kerr (@rosie.zkerr). You can find more Particle at particle.scitech.org.au or @ParticleWA on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 52 min
    Are You a Sea Slug Or a Sea Snail?

    Are You a Sea Slug Or a Sea Snail?

    How does it feel to find the world's longest organism? Which sea slugs look like David Bowie? This week the Particle Podcast takes a deep dive, right down to visit the sea slugs. Our guide is molecular marine biologist Dr Nerida Wilson. She joins the podcast to chat about world travels and unexpected career paths.
    You can find Nerida on twitter @neridawilson
    Particle Podcast is about science and the people who just love it. It's produced and presented by Rose Kerr (@rosie.zkerr). You can find more Particle at particle.scitech.org.au or @ParticleWA on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 41 min
    Is a Virus Pretty?

    Is a Virus Pretty?

    We've all seen "images" of the coronavirus, but how do we know what a virus actually looks like?
    Brady Johnston uses complex scientific arts and crafts to visualise stuff that's too small for us to see. He joined the Particle Podcast to talk about long nights in the lab, art vs. science and what it's like to work with DNA.
     
    You can find Brady on twitter @bradyajohnston or on his website https://bradyajohnston.github.io (https://bradyajohnston.github.io/)
    He's also got a Youtube channel youtube.com/c/bradyjohnston (http://youtube.com/c/bradyjohnston)
     
    Particle Podcast is about science and the people who just love it. It's produced and presented by Rose Kerr (@rosie.zkerr). You can find more Particle at particle.scitech.org.au (https://particle.scitech.org.au/) or @ParticleWA on Twitter and Instagram.
     
    Particle is powered by Scitech.
     

    • 41 min
    Who Can Name A Cyclone?

    Who Can Name A Cyclone?

    So... How's the weather? Today on the Particle Podcast we take the topic of weather from small talk to big talk. Forecaster Jim Richardson joins us to chat about naming cyclones and his favourite equations.
     
    Particle Podcast is about science and the people who just love it. It's produced and presented by Rose Kerr (@rosie.zkerr). You can find more Particle at particle.scitech.org.au or @ParticleWA on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 37 min
    How Can Gaming Make Your Brain Bigger?

    How Can Gaming Make Your Brain Bigger?

    Been gaming during iso? Turns out you're not the only one. And it might just be the secret to being smarter. This week on the Particle Podcast, STEM journalist and the coolest geek ever Rae Johnston stops by. She had a chat about gaming, how to speak science and what STEM even is.
     
    You can find Rae on instagram or twitter @raejohnston
     
    Particle Podcast is about science and the people who just love it. It's produced and presented by Rose Kerr (@rosie.zkerr). You can find more Particle at particle.scitech.org.au (https://particle.scitech.org.au/) or @ParticleWA on Twitter and Instagram.
     
    Particle is powered by Scitech.

    • 44 min

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