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Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. We talk with the world's leading academics about their research and emerging ideas in a variety of domains. The conversation is unstructured and unscripted. The host, Gill Eapen, has over 30 years of experience in various areas in Economics, Science, Technology, and Business. Decision Options ®, the firm he founded in 2001, is a leader in AI applications for decisionmaking. Mr. Eapen is the author of two textbooks and a paperback.
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Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. We talk with the world's leading academics about their research and emerging ideas in a variety of domains. The conversation is unstructured and unscripted. The host, Gill Eapen, has over 30 years of experience in various areas in Economics, Science, Technology, and Business. Decision Options ®, the firm he founded in 2001, is a leader in AI applications for decisionmaking. Mr. Eapen is the author of two textbooks and a paperback.
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    Prof. Jenny Greene, Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University

    Prof. Jenny Greene, Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University

    The demographics, formation, migration, and behavior of black holes, what's at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, and the Nobel prizes for Physics 2020.

    Prof. Jenny Greene is a Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University. Her broad research interests include measurements of black hole masses, the connection between supermassive black holes and galaxies, stellar and gas kinematics of galactic nuclei, and diffused light in galaxy clusters. She serves on the Leadership Committee of the Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University.


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    Dr. Gaurav Jain, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Dr. Gaurav Jain, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Fluency and perceptions of decision making, Numerosity and allocation behavior, and the impact of number roundedness on framing

    Dr. Gaurav Jain is an assistant professor of marketing at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research examines how individuals make judgments, estimates, and decisions in the absence of complete information.


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    • 41 min
    Election Special: Dr. Dipayan Gosh of Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Heidi Tworek of University of British Columbia

    Election Special: Dr. Dipayan Gosh of Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Heidi Tworek of University of British Columbia

    History of democracy, elections, and outcomes. Impact of social media, and what we could expect in upcoming US elections.

    Dr. Heidi Tworek, Associate Professor in International History and Public Policy, University of British Columbia and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Dr. Dipayan Ghosh Co-Director of the Digital Platforms and Democracy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School


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    Dr. Michael Niemack, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Cornell University.

    Dr. Michael Niemack, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Cornell University.

    Cosmic Microwave Background, The Atacama Cosmology Telescope,  The CCAT-Prime Submillimeter Observatory, and The Simons Observatory

    Dr. Michael Niemack is an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Cornell University. His research interests include Cosmology, inflation, dark energy, dark matter, neutrinos, galaxy clusters, and galaxy evolution using cosmic microwave background (CMB) and sub-mm measurements.


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    • 54 min
    Prof. Josh Frieman, Head of the Particle Physics Division at Fermilab and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago

    Prof. Josh Frieman, Head of the Particle Physics Division at Fermilab and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago

    The evolution of the universe, expansion, accelerated expansion, the use, and misuse of the cosmological constant, dark energy, dark matter, the dark energy survey, and what could be in store for cosmology in the coming years.

    Prof. Josh Frieman is Head of the Particle Physics Division at Fermilab, a Department of Energy national laboratory near Chicago that carries out fundamental research in high-energy physics. He is also Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago and is currently President of the Aspen Center for Physics. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Prof. Mario Macis, Professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University

    Prof. Mario Macis, Professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University

    Economic Rewards to Motivate Blood Donations, Rewarding Volunteers: A Field Experiment, and Societal support for monetary compensation for plasma and kidney donors.

    Prof. Mario Macis is a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include how economic incentives interact with psychological factors and social norms to drive individual behavior and policy-relevant outcomes. In particular, he studies the role of incentives in shaping pro-social behavior and attitudes toward morally controversial exchanges. Recently, these two lines of work converged into a research agenda aimed at understanding what determines social support for market-based solutions to social problems.




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78 Ratings

Sarah Lakhani Groen ,

Love this show!

Love how these concepts are simplified and made so interesting. Thank you Gil!

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