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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. Michael Strauss, Chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

    Prof. Michael Strauss, Chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

    Cosmological parameters from SDSS and WMAP,  The construction and operation of the brand new Vera C. Rubin observatory, and Quasars

    Prof. Michael Strauss is the chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He uses large-scale imaging and spectroscopic surveys of the sky to “map the universe”, with a particular focus on studying the large-scale distribution of galaxies to address questions in cosmology and galaxy properties and evolution. He is also particularly interested in quasars, powered by supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.


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    • 59 min
    Prof. Nathan Gianneschi, Professor of Materials Science & Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.

    Prof. Nathan Gianneschi, Professor of Materials Science & Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.

    Targeting small molecules with novel transport mechanisms in Cancer and Myocardial Infarction, Growing metal-organic nanotubes, and Selenomelanin for radiation protection.

    Prof. Nathan Gianneschi is a Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmacology at Northwestern University. He is the Associate Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern. His research spans biomedical translational polymeric materials, mimicking biological materials, and advancing basic research in nanotechnology.


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    • 49 min
    Prof. David Uttal, Professor of Education and of Psychology at Northwestern University

    Prof. David Uttal, Professor of Education and of Psychology at Northwestern University

    Links of Spatial Thinking to Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics?,  Using a discipline-focused lens to examine spatial thinking skills, and the Development of Children’s Gender-Science Stereotypes.

    Prof. David Uttal is a Professor of Education and of Psychology at Northwestern University.  His research focuses on STEM education, with a particular emphasis on the role of spatial thinking in STEM outcomes.  He directs the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center at Northwestern.


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    • 48 min
    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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    • 45 min
    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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    • 1 hr 9 min

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78 Ratings

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