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Every Monday, we meet leading scientists in pubs around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything.

Every Monday, we meet leading scientists in pubs around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything.
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United Kingdom

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Every Monday, we meet leading scientists in pubs around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything.

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English

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00447814848158


Episodes

Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Raia Hadsell - Artificial Intelligence researcher [Episode 10]

5/20/2019
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Episode 10 – Dr Raia Hadsell In this final (sniff) episode of series 1, we were lucky enough to catch up with Dr Raia Hadsell, senior research scientist with world-renowned artificial intelligence research company DeepMind. DeepMind describe their mission as being ‘to push the boundaries of AI, developing programmes that can learn to solve a complex problem without needing to be taught how’. Artificial intelligence is an increasingly important part of our day to day lives and, whatever your...

Duration:01:05:50

Pint of Science Podcast - Prof. Jeff Forshaw - Particle Physicist [Episode 9]

5/13/2019
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Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode - Professor Jeff Forshaw There’s stuff everywhere. It’s there when you look out the window, it’s there when you’re doing your groceries, it’s even there when you look up into the night sky. But where did all the stuff come from, and what is it made of? What would happen if you broke something down into it’s constituent parts, and then broke those down, and then broke those down? How far could you go? No, this isn’t a Philomena Cunk...

Duration:01:07:52

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Saiful Islam - Materials chemist and renewable energy enthusiast [Episode 8]

5/6/2019
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Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 8 - Professor Saiful Islam The world is facing an energy crisis – our current energy storage and conversion technologies must continue to evolve to cope with an ever-growing population, but to avert a climate catastrophe science needs to meet those demands in a green and sustainable way. Well, thanks goodness then for people like Saiful Islam, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath and our guest for episode 8! We...

Duration:00:53:34

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Sheena Cruickshank - Immunologist & Microbiome enthusiast [Episode 7]

4/29/2019
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Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 7 – Professor Sheena Cruickshank How do we manage to remain in good health (at least most of the time) in a world full of microorganisms that think our bodies are the equivalent of Magaluf? Does ‘imposter syndrome’ ever go away? And just what the heck is the microbiome!? All of these questions and more were answered when we returned to The Salutation Inn in Manchester for a catch up with Sheena Cruickshank, Professor of Immunology and...

Duration:01:02:22

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Matthew Cobb - Evolutionary Zoologist [Episode 6]

4/22/2019
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Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 6 – Professor Matthew Cobb This week we share a pint with a scientist who really smells. Sorry, he researches smells. Specifically, he’s interested to know how maggots smell; who says science can’t be glamorous! Our guest for episode 6 is the University of Manchester’s Professor Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology, award-winning science communicator extraordinaire and expert on the French Resistance during World War II… A bit of a...

Duration:01:23:39

Pint of Science Podcast - Dame Professor Sue Black - Forensic Anthropologist [Episode 5]

4/15/2019
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Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 5 – Dame Professor Sue Black Life can be unpredictable, but one thing we can all be sure of is that one day, it’s going to end... according to this week’s guest though, that needn’t be something to worry about too much! To say that we were chuffed with this week’s episode is a bit of an understatement. We sat down for a drink and a chat at The Borough Pub in Lancaster with none other than Dame Professor Sue Black, world-renowned...

Duration:01:19:09

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Anjali Goswami - Evolution Expert at the Natural History Museum [episode 4]

4/8/2019
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How did the dinosaurs die out? What is Deep Time? Why are there so many insects? And is dental microwear just tiny orthodontics (spoiler alert: it isn’t). These are just a few of the big questions we sat down to ask Anjali Goswami, Professor of Paleobiology and Research Leader in the Life Science Vertebrates Division at the Natural History Museum. This week, the beautiful Imperial Durbar in Tooting served as our setting, a venue that turned out to be very suitable for the podcast content!...

Duration:00:59:53

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Chris Jackson - Volcano Explorer and Basin Analyst [episode 3]

4/1/2019
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Ever wondered how many ways you can die on a volcano? Or perhaps you're more interested in impressing your geoscientist friends with geeky party tricks? This week's episode has it all; we found ourselves a cosy corner at The George and Dragon in Acton, then directed our microphones and curiosity towards salt-loving organism Chris Jackson, Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial College London. In an almost alarming display of energy, Chris arrived to record this podcast straight off the...

Duration:01:03:32

Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Anna Machin - Evolutionary Anthropologist and 'professor of love' [episode 2]

3/25/2019
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Do you wanna know what love is? Is love all you need? What is love? How many song titles can you feasibly get into an opening paragraph? We answer all these questions and more in this episode of the Pint of Science podcast. We caught up with evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin in The Old Thatched Inn in Adstock, Buckinghamshire, and asked her about her research on romantic love, the role of the father, and her media work on the likes of Channel 4’s Married at First Sight. Oh, and...

Duration:01:23:09

Pint of Science podcast - Steve Haake - The sports scientist behind 60 Olympic medals [pilot episode]

3/18/2019
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Steve Haake is a sports scientist whose research has been responsible for over 60 Olympic medals. We met up with him at The Hallamshire House in Sheffield for a pint, and a chat about the incredibly interesting world of sports science - from chasing the perfect performance to calculating the way gold balls bounce (and trying not to eat what's inside them). Welcome to the pilot episode of the Pint of Science podcast. Each week, we meet scientists in pubs around the UK to find out about...

Duration:01:04:42