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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.

Twitter:

@SciNotSci

Language:

English


Episodes

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 my appearance 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 find episodes from my other podcast series ‘Down to Earth’ which is all about space tech spinoffs here: Air bags: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/down-earth-how-space-science-gave-us-airbags Memory foam: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/down-earth-nasa-your-bedroom Distress system: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/down-earth-space-lifeline-seafarers Cordless drill:...

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


Ep41: Managing a Lab and TheScienceShed – Steven Lee and Nick Evans

6/18/2017
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Steven Lee and Nick Evans are academics – together they present TheScienceShed podcast, a ramble through academic life. We talk about their experience of managing a research group and more. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:26:20


Ep40: Senior Editor – Luigi Martiradonna (Part 2)

6/5/2017
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Before becoming a journal editor at Nature Materials, Luigi Martiradonna was a researcher. In part 2 we talk about his experience as a scientist and on the transition to academic publishing. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:15:51


Ep39: Senior Editor – Luigi Martiradonna (Part 1)

5/24/2017
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Luigi Martiradonna is a senior editor at the journal Nature Materials. In part 1 we talk about the publishing process, how he makes the decision to accept or reject papers, and how scientists respond to his decision. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:18:05


Ep38: Culture and Science – Robin Ince

5/7/2017
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Robin Ince is a comedian, writer and performer, best known for presenting The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4. We talk about public understanding of science, and the interplay between science and culture. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:24:30


Ep37: Hybrid Scientist and Engineer – Alon Gorodetsky

4/28/2017
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Alon Gorodetsky is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine. We talk about working in an interdisciplinary research field and his experience of academia. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:17:18


Ep 36: Highlights from Season Two

4/7/2017
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Compilation episode featuring some of the best bits from season two of Scientists not the Science, ahead of the beginning of season three. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:18:28


Ep35: All Change Please! (Bonus Episode)

1/3/2017
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Being a scientist means being comfortable with change. I talk to Christian Clear and Jean-Philippe St-Pierre to explore their personal experiences of change in academia. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:18:25


Ep34: Feeling Like an Imposter at Work?

8/10/2016
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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: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:19:35


Ep33: Are Scientists Like Comedians? – Stuart Goldsmith

7/25/2016
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Stuart Goldsmith is a stand-up comedian and host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. We compare the industries of science and comedy to see if there are any parallels. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:34:15


Ep32: A Matrix for Life – Kristi Anseth (Bonus Episode)

7/18/2016
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Bonus episode: part of a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in science. For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.com

Duration: 00:03:10


Ep31: How to Be a Strategic Academic – Shelda Debowski

7/11/2016
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Dr Shelda Debowski is a Senior Consultant in Higher Education Development, working with academics to help them to achieve their goals. We talk about the challenges facing the modern academic. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:16:17


Ep30: What’s a Postdoc? – Joy Warde

6/25/2016
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Dr Joy Warde is the Postdoc Staff Coordinator at the University of Cambridge. We talk about what a postdoc is and the challenges researchers face in developing their careers. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:17:25


Ep29: Having a Family in Science – Emma Chapman

5/4/2016
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Dr Emma Chapman is an astrophysicist and a mum. We talk about what it’s like to juggle doing a PhD and a postdoc with having a child, and the barriers faced by academic parents. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:22:40


Ep28: Women in Science – Athene Donald

4/17/2016
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Professor Dame Athene Donald is a physicist at the University of Cambridge and advocate for women in science. We talk about the challenges women face, the impact of social media, and experiences from her career. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com

Duration: 00:28:39

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