6 episodes

Is a career in science research for you? Once a month, a pioneering researcher from the MEFISTA physics project, explains his/her work in photonics to a non-scientist in everyday terms. Why not subscribe and explore if the world of research is the life for you? Learn about cutting-edge lasers, waves - and the research life. MEFISTA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861152. Top researchers studying in top physics universities with global industry partners, all to advance the science of tomorrow.

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Is a career in science research for you? Once a month, a pioneering researcher from the MEFISTA physics project, explains his/her work in photonics to a non-scientist in everyday terms. Why not subscribe and explore if the world of research is the life for you? Learn about cutting-edge lasers, waves - and the research life. MEFISTA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861152. Top researchers studying in top physics universities with global industry partners, all to advance the science of tomorrow.

    Research Talk with Anamika Nair Karunakaran: How do I decide where to be a researcher, and is it really for me?

    Research Talk with Anamika Nair Karunakaran: How do I decide where to be a researcher, and is it really for me?

    How do you find out which research institutes to apply to? Researcher Anamika is from India and before joining the MEFISTA Project Partner NKT in Denmark, she did several internships across the world. In this final episode with interviewer Karola Woods, Anamika gives advice on the research life and how to find the right programme for you.

    • 33 min
    Research talk with Alberto Cuevas Rodridguez. How dual frequency laser combs work and the well known status of Marie Curie programmes

    Research talk with Alberto Cuevas Rodridguez. How dual frequency laser combs work and the well known status of Marie Curie programmes

    Is a career in research for you? Even if you're not sure YET, a Marie Curie PhD programme could be just the thing, as you spend time in industry too, applying your knowledge to real life scenarios. Alberto who is from Spain is a researcher for MEFISTA at Aston University UK and articulately talks about Marie Curie, lasers and their uses and the research life. Research takes time, if you have the skills and aptitude, it's worth it. Alberto also used to in chemical engineering but made the switch physics!

    • 44 min
    Research talk with Qing Wang: Why Marie Curie programmes are so good, and how can we use dual frequency comb lasers in our lives?

    Research talk with Qing Wang: Why Marie Curie programmes are so good, and how can we use dual frequency comb lasers in our lives?

    Ms Qing Wang is from China and now a researcher for MEFISTA at Aston University in the UK. She is looking at the uses of dual frequency combs and how they can be used in every day life. It's a long, detailed process, involving many experiments. But the results, improving and changing people's lives in the areas of science and technology, are worth it. Qing is interviewed by Karola Woods, also at Aston.

    • 29 min
    Research talk with Moritz Bartnick: what is a micron, an optical fibre & a good career decision?

    Research talk with Moritz Bartnick: what is a micron, an optical fibre & a good career decision?

    Interested in a career in photonics? This podcast could be for you. Early Stage Researcher on the EU MEFISTA Project, Moritz Bartnick, hosted at EPFL Switzerland, talks about his research work to non-scientist Project Manager Karola Woods, at Aston University, UK. Moritz explains his research into frequency combs in the 2 micron range, describes what optical fibres are and how to make decisions about your career. MEFISTA is a physics project looking at Multi-Scale Fibre-Based Optical Frequency Combs and is funded by EC Horizon 2020 under Marie Sklodowska Curie Grant 861 152. This is episode 3 of 6, with a new half-hour episode being released every month with a different MEFISTA Researcher each time.

    • 30 min
    Research talk with Nayeem Akhter. The joy of doing what you're good at, in depth.

    Research talk with Nayeem Akhter. The joy of doing what you're good at, in depth.

    Is a career in science research for you? In this second episode of six, MEFISTA Project Manager Karola Woods interviews MEFISTA Early Stage Researcher (ESR), Nayeem Akhter, hosted by UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), about his work on this European Training Network project, MEFISTA. Nayeem, who is from India, explains in everyday terms to Karola what he is working on, his love of maths - and what being a researcher is like. The project has six researchers in total who will explain their work in this 'scientist-meets-non-scientist' set-up. The ESRs are based with partners around Europe and are working to advance the optical communications of tomorrow. MEFISTA is a project looking at Multi-Scale Fibre-Based Optical Frequency Combs and is funded by EC Horizon 2020 under Marie Sklodowska Curie Grant 861 152. 

    • 31 min
    Research talk with Stefano Negrini. What exactly are optical frequency combs anyway?

    Research talk with Stefano Negrini. What exactly are optical frequency combs anyway?

    Is a career in science research for you? MEFISTA Project Manager Karola Woods interviews MEFISTA Early Stage Researcher (ESR), Stefano Negrini, hosted by University of Lille in France, about his work on this European Training Network project, MEFISTA. Stefano, who is from Italy, explains in everyday terms to Karola what he is working on and what being a researcher is like. Learn about lasers, frequencies and their uses in this half hour podcast. There are five more researchers coming up who will explain their work in this 'scientist-meets-non-scientist' set-up. The ESRs are based with partners around Europe and are working to advance the optical communications of tomorrow. MEFISTA is a project looking at Multi-Scale Fibre-Based Optical Frequency Combs and is funded by EC Horizon 2020 under Marie Sklodowska Curie Grant 861 152. 

    • 32 min

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