30 episodes

Scientists continue to discover new things in their quest to understand the fundamental principles of life, and at the same time help improve the lives of millions. But with scientists being busy with their research and the public living in an extremely fast paced world, there are a lot of new technologies or discoveries that are either being overlooked or even misunderstood. Lefteris (that's me) meets with the scientists and tries to understand what their job entails and how can their work affect the lives of potentially millions of people.

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Scientists continue to discover new things in their quest to understand the fundamental principles of life, and at the same time help improve the lives of millions. But with scientists being busy with their research and the public living in an extremely fast paced world, there are a lot of new technologies or discoveries that are either being overlooked or even misunderstood. Lefteris (that's me) meets with the scientists and tries to understand what their job entails and how can their work affect the lives of potentially millions of people.

Music by: Dimitris Statharas
Logo by: Fanny Galland

    28 - Making sense of science (with Dr. Hamid Khan)

    28 - Making sense of science (with Dr. Hamid Khan)

    Before I take a break and work towards making the podcast better and more accessible, I leave you with a different kind of episode.
    I met Dr. Hamid Khan from the charity Sense About Science and we discussed the best way to actually discuss matters of science. Why are some people falling into the conspiracy theory traps? What can scientists do better in order to make their work more accessible?
    I hope you enjoy this episode and I'll be back sooner than you think ;-)




    Find out more about Hamid Khan: https://senseaboutscience.org/team/hamid-khan/ (https://senseaboutscience.org/team/hamid-khan/)
    Find out more about Sense about Science: https://senseaboutscience.org/ (https://senseaboutscience.org/)
    Ask for Evidence: https://askforevidence.org/index (https://askforevidence.org/index)
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    • 55 min
    27 - What is consciousness? (with Andrea Luppi)

    27 - What is consciousness? (with Andrea Luppi)

    What makes us conscious? What parts of our brains are active when we sleep vs when we're awake? I met with Andrea Luppi a cognitive scientist with a background in philosophy that is interested to find out how the brain works and what makes us humans conscious.
    Find out more about Andrea Luppi: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?al857 (https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?al857)
    Link to the work discussed in the podcast: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.10.244459v1 (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.10.244459v1)
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    • 48 min
    26 - How can cars be greener? (w/ Dr. Gaylord Booto)

    26 - How can cars be greener? (w/ Dr. Gaylord Booto)

    Dr. Booto has conducted his PhD in Applied Sustainability and Life Cycle Thinking in Big Infrastructure projects at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) which he has finalized in 2020. His research areas encompass environmental modelling and optimization using life cycle assessment (LCA) and other life cycle management (LCM) tools to analyze, evaluate and improve the environmental profile of products, processes and services in the energy, transport and waste sectors. Gaylord has strong experience in modelling heavy vehicles powertrains – from the energy and environmental perspective – as well as clean energy systems (fuel cells, biomass conversion, waste valorization
    Link to the work discussed in the podcast: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1361920921001395 (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1361920921001395)
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    • 28 min
    Lefteris asks science - Edition 25 - DNA Sequencing and Genomes (w/ Krithika Arumugam)

    Lefteris asks science - Edition 25 - DNA Sequencing and Genomes (w/ Krithika Arumugam)

    First time in more than a year met in three-dimensional space with a researcher. Ms. Krithika Arumugam from Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. She helped me understand DNA Sequencing and genomes.
    Krithika Arumugam SCELSE page:https://www.scelse.sg/People/Detail/770a9e99-97c2-4c13-b470-a1631db35409 ( https://www.scelse.sg/People/Detail/770a9e99-97c2-4c13-b470-a1631db35409)
    Link to the work discussed in the podcast:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41522-021-00196-6 (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41522-021-00196-6)
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    • 25 min
    Lefteris asks science - Edition 24 - Mountain Gorillas (with Dr. Robin Morrison)

    Lefteris asks science - Edition 24 - Mountain Gorillas (with Dr. Robin Morrison)

    Learning about the social life of gorillas is quite more exciting than you think it is. This week I chatted with Dr. Robin Morrison from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund international. We talked about orphan gorillas and how they manage to beat the odds with the help of their group. What is the social structure of a group of gorillas? and how do researchers try to study gorillas and their social interactions by observing them and being part of their daily lives

    • 29 min
    Lefteris asks science - Edition 23 - What is ferroelectricity (with Christina Stefani)

    Lefteris asks science - Edition 23 - What is ferroelectricity (with Christina Stefani)

    What is ferroelectricity? Where is it used? Why do we do research on them? (soon to be Dr.) Christina Stefani is helping me understand all these questions and explains to me how she works with atomic force microscopy...
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    • 19 min

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