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In this podcast Dr Stuart Higgins talks to a scientists, technologists, communicators and others. We discover how and why they are connected to the world of science, and find out their experiences and thoughts. New episodes released fortnightly.

In this podcast Dr Stuart Higgins talks to a scientists, technologists, communicators and others. We discover how and why they are connected to the world of science, and find out their experiences and thoughts. New episodes released fortnightly.
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In this podcast Dr Stuart Higgins talks to a scientists, technologists, communicators and others. We discover how and why they are connected to the world of science, and find out their experiences and thoughts. New episodes released fortnightly.

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@SciNotSci

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep59: Live at the Imperial Festival – Ben Britton (Bonus Episode)

9/17/2018
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Ben Britton is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. We talk about his research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:29:29

Ep58: Live at the Imperial Festival – Sandrine Heutz (Bonus Episode)

9/2/2018
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Sandrine Heutz is Professor of Functional Materials at Imperial College London. We talk about her research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:28:56

Ep57: Live at the Imperial Festival – Emma Chapman (Bonus Episode)

8/20/2018
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Emma Chapman is a Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow at Imperial College London. We talk about her research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:30:28

Ep56: Teaching and Researching – Kirsty Shaw

7/9/2018
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Kirsty Shaw is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. We talk about teaching students and balancing different roles within academia. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:23:49

Ep55: Structural Engineer – Roma Agrawal

6/25/2018
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Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer, responsible for hundreds of structures around the UK, most notably the Shard in London. We talk about moving from physics to engineering. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:24:55

Ep54: Social Media Scientist – Meriame Berboucha

6/11/2018
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Meriame Berboucha is a physicist at Imperial College London. We talk about how Meriame uses social media to communicate science and reach young people. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:22:38

Ep53: Climate Physicist – Joanna Haigh

5/28/2018
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Joanna Haigh is Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London. We talk about her experience of academia, and what is means to be a head of department. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:20:38

Ep52: Medical Doctor, PhD Doctor – Jennifer Gelinas

5/14/2018
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Jennifer Gelinas is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University. We talk about being both a medical and a PhD doctor. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:22:28

Ep51: Highlights from Season Three

4/30/2018
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Compilation episode featuring some of the best bits from season three of Scientists not the Science, ahead of the beginning of season four. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:31:09

Ep50: Experimental Words (Part 2)

12/13/2017
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Listen to the performances of poets and scientists, working together to combine their two disciplines. This is part two, to hear more about the project and how it came to be, listen to part one first. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:24:58

Ep49: Experimental Words (Part 1)

11/28/2017
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Experimental Words is an engagement project that pairs poets and scientists to produce unique performance pieces. This episode I document taking part in the event and talk to the scientists and poets involved. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:16:17

Ep48: Inferior – Angela Saini

11/12/2017
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Angela Saini is a science journalist and author. We talk about her latest book ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story’. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:25:24

Ep47: Chief Scientist of the Nudge Unit – Michael Sanders

10/31/2017
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Michael Sanders is the Chief Scientist at the Behavioural Insights Team, commonly known as the ‘nudge unit’. We talk academia and policy, how he uses the scientific method in his work, and the label of scientist. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:17:37

Ep46: Technicians Make It Happen

10/21/2017
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This episode I talk to Stephen Franey and Thomas Pitcher from Kings College London, and Michelle Rea from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, about the role of technicians in science. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:23:35

Ep45: The Recovering Physicist – Martin Zaltz Austwick

9/25/2017
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Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick has been a solid-state physicist, a medical physicist, and a senior lecturer. He now describes himself as a recovering physicist. We talk about his PhD experience and work-life balance. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:20:08

Ep34: [Rerun] Feeling Like an Imposter at Work?

8/28/2017
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This is a rerun of an episode from season 2. You can listen to me on The Cinemile podcast here: http://www.thecinemile.com/ - we reviewed the new sci-fi movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Here’s the original blurb for this episode: What is the imposter syndrome and how does it affect academics? In this final episode I explore the phenomenon, how it manifests in academics, some of the reasons why it might occur, and strategies to deal with it. Full show notes:...

Duration:00:20:25

Ep08: [Rerun] Professorship – Chris Hunter

8/14/2017
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This is a rerun of an episode from season 1. You can my other podcast series ‘Down to Earth’ which is all about space tech spinoffs here: http://www.scinotsci.com/down-to-earth Here’s the original blurb for this episode: Professor Chris Hunter is the Herschel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. I ask him what being a professor actually means, and he shares his wisdom and insight from a highly successful career in science. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:30:07

Ep44: It’s All in the Edit – Miriam Frankel and Stephen Harris

7/31/2017
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Miriam Frankel and Stephen Harris are science editors at The Conversation – an online news website where all the articles are written by academics. We talk about how they edit scientists’ writing for a wider audience.

Duration:00:24:19

Ep43: Death of the One-Sided Scientist – Roberto Trotta

7/16/2017
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Roberto Trotta is an astrophysicist, a lecturer, an author, and the director of the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication at Imperial College London. We talk about being a multi-faceted scientist. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:27:26

Ep42: Your Child is a Scientist – Carole Kenrick

7/4/2017
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Carole Kenrick is Scientist & Inventor-in-Residence at a primary school in North London. We talk about the importance of teaching children about what it means to be a scientist. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration:00:25:39