31 episodes

Explore different areas of science through guest interviews, blog posts, and join host Chris Jung in full-episode productions.

All posts and production are student-run under the nonprofit The Helyx Initiative.

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Explore different areas of science through guest interviews, blog posts, and join host Chris Jung in full-episode productions.

All posts and production are student-run under the nonprofit The Helyx Initiative.

    Trivia, Teaching, and Talent with (Jeopardy) Jason Zuffranieri + September Giveaway

    Trivia, Teaching, and Talent with (Jeopardy) Jason Zuffranieri + September Giveaway

    Math teacher Jason Zuffranieri broke headlines when he won $532,496 in a 19-Game Winning Streak on Jeopardy! in 2019. He joins host Chris Jung to tell his story competing in the show and his thoughts as a Quizbowl, Science Bowl, and Math Team coach, as well as being a math teacher and a competitive puzzle solver.

    Youtube Link: (Needed to enter the giveaway): https://youtu.be/xYgv0ZZbyUI

    • 51 min
    Analyzing Pseudoscience with Dr. James and Alison Kaufman

    Analyzing Pseudoscience with Dr. James and Alison Kaufman

    Who can we trust when it comes to scientific integrity in a headline-chasing, "fake news" world?  Dr. James and Alison Kaufman, esteemed psychology professors at the University of Connecticut and authors of Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science, join host Chris Jung for a conversation about pseudoscience in the history of science, social media, and even established journals.



    Buy  Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science - https://www.amazon.com/Pseudoscience-... 

    Dr. James C. Kaufman's website: jamesckaufman.com 

    Dr. James Kaufman's twitter: @JamesKaufman  



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    • 59 min
    Science Goes to the Movies with Dr. David A. Kirby

    Science Goes to the Movies with Dr. David A. Kirby

    Science media expert Professor David A. Kirby discusses the history of science in films, the changing representation of scientists in media, and how science and entertainment industries both can both help and harm each other through science consulting and public attention with host Chris Jung on The Helyx Show.



    Professor Kirby's Cal Poly site: https://isla.calpoly.edu/faculty/kirby

    The Science and Entertainment Lab: http://thescienceandentertainmentlab.com/ 

     Lab Coats in Hollywood: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/lab-coats-hollywood



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Haley Wahl: Pulsars, Physics, and Pressures in Academia

    Haley Wahl: Pulsars, Physics, and Pressures in Academia

    Haley Wahl, a PhD student studying pulsars and astrophysics at West Virginia University, joins us today on The Helyx Show. Haley's main topic of research is pulsar polarization and emission, and she is an active advocate for mental health and science communication. She talks with Chris about her path in astrophysics, unhealthy pressures in academia, her work to make science accessible, and her undeniable knack for baking.  

    Haley's website: haleymwahl.wixsite.com/hwahl   

    Find Haley's work on astrobites: https://astrobites.org/author/hwahl/ 

    Find Haley on Twitter: @hwahl16 and @PulsarBakes  

    The Pulsars and Profiteroles Project: https://astrobites.org/author/hwahl/ 

    Shoot me an email at chris@helyxscience.org for comments and suggestions, and please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! See you next time on The Helyx Show!

    • 51 min
    Gary Siuzdak: Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, and Memories

    Gary Siuzdak: Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, and Memories

    Dr. Gary Siuzdak is a Professor of Chemistry, Molecular and Computational Biology and Director of the Center for Metabolomics at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, where he and his team are leading researchers in developing mass spectrometry-based technologies for understanding metabolism. In this interview, Dr. Siuzdak talks about new techniques in mass spectrometry, the applications of metabolomics, and the importance of balance as he looks back at his "regrets" and recollections.

    Check out our episode on our YouTube Channel for visuals and timestamps!

    https://youtu.be/obZ6T8nO6wk

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 4: Offshore Wind Farms - Our Best Bet

    Episode 4: Offshore Wind Farms - Our Best Bet

    In 1991, eleven fully constructed turbines were lifted into the waters between 1.5 and 3km from the southeast shores of Denmark. Compared to today’s standards, these turbines were elementary structures mounted on concrete, and yet DONG Energy’s construction of the very first offshore wind farm, called Vindeby, revolutionized renewable energy for the coming years. What impact do offshore wind farms have on our growing search for renewable energy sources? What is the science driving the rapid interest and funding in this technology? 



    Script Credits: Rushank Goyal and Chris Jung

    Song Credits:
    Beethoven String Quartet in C# minor, Op 131, performed live in Alice Tully Hall by the Danish String Quartet

    "In My Place", Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head

    • 23 min

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