In the final episode of Season 1, we met Prof. Stefan Hell - a Nobel prize winning physicist who in his own words was "forced into becoming an applied physicist." (!) He is known for developing a technique of optical microscopy that broke the 125 year reign of Abbe's limit and today allows us to look down at the molecular scale with just a simple microscope. We talked to him about what kept him motivated, about his views on how present-day science works, and much more! If you're a budding...
Shadow profiles? User behaviour? Utility function?! Dr. David Garcia breaks down his research in computational social science for us. There is more to social media than what meets the eye. More info: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-11-david-garcia We publish a new episode every week. Follow us to stay updated!
We spoke to Daniel Längle, CEO of 1nfusion, a med-tech startup trying to change the way blood infusion pumps work. A graduate engineer from ETH Zurich, Daniel tells us about their innovative new technology and goes on about all the work that goes into building a successful med-tech startup. Check out 1nfusion here: http://1nfusion.com/ More details: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/cool-stuff-ep-6-daniel-langle We publish a new episode every week.
Tobias Joos' start-up, Crowd Container, lets you order high quality food ingredients like spices and oils directly from the farms where they are grown. In his conversation with us he makes the case for seasonal availability of ingredients and drops the ball on all that is opaque about the food certification sector. More details: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/cool-stuff-ep-5-tobias-joos We publish a new episode every week.
Prof. Vijay Natarajan from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, joined us to talk about data visualization. He works with what he calls "scientific data" - data that comes from imaging devices and satellites and such, not the kind that Facebook is collecting on you. His work he explains is to create such visualizations so that the experts can draw conclusions from it. More details on our website: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-10-vijay-natarajan We publish a new episode every week.
"Can we please call them 'people' and not 'human resources'?", says Christoph Birkholz, co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Zurich - a community-driven co-working-space-turned-startup-accelerator-program. He shares his views on the future of the 9-to-5 grind, believing that co-working will soon become an integral part of the working environment. Find out more at: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/cool-stuff-ep-4-christoph-birkholz We publish a new episode every week.
Prof. Sebastiano Cantalupo spends his days trying to unravel the mysteries of the Universe. He tells us about the time he "photographed" the cosmic web and what motivated him to research dark matter. More details: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-9-sebastiano-cantalupo We publish a new episode every week. Sebastiano Cantalupo is an Assistant Professor of Cosmic Structure Formation at the Institute for Astronomy, ETH Zurich.
This episode brings us Philipp Man, co-founder and CEO of Chronext, an online marketplace for luxury watches started just over four years ago. Philipp tells us the thrilling story behind his start-up and his views on how to build and effectively run a successful start-up. Find out more: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/cool-stuff-ep-3-philipp-man We publish a new episode each week.
In Episode 8, Prof. Jing Wang speaks to us about nanoparticles, airplane emissions, carbon nanotubes and much more. Find out more on: simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-8-jing-wang We publish a new episode every week. Jing Wang is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETH Zurich.
In Episode 7, Prof. Naor Ben-Yehoyada talked to us about the time he spent on the fish trawlers in the Mediterranean Sea and how his research evolved from there into studying illegal migration and the mafia in Sicily. Find out more on: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-7-naor-ben-yehoyada We publish a new episode every week. Naor Ben-Yehoyada is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York.
Heejae Lim is the founder and executive director of Talking Point - a startup that connects teachers and families by meeting them where they are, without language barriers, through accessible technology. Her inspirational journey also got her featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. More details: simplifyd.xyz/blog/cool-stuff-ep-2-heejae-lim We publish a new episode every week.
Episode 6 brings us Prof. Manu Kapur who is a researcher in the realm of learning sciences. He works on something he calls "productive failure" - a method of pedagogy that truly helps turn failures into stepping stones to success. Find out more on http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-6-manu-kapur We publish a new episode every week. Manu Kapur is a professor at ETH Zurich and has recently established the Chair of Learning Sciences and Higher Education in the GESS department.
We start our new sub-series by talking to Audrey Cheng who left everything in the US and flew over 8000 miles to Kenya to set up a coding school. Her inspirational journey and courageous efforts got her featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list and she tells us all about it. More details: simplifyd.xyz/blog/cool-stuff-ep-1-audrey-cheng We publish a new episode every week. Audrey Cheng is the founder of Moringa School - a coding school set up in Kenya to help locals gain internationally...
Prof. David Bresch is an international expert in weather risk management and re-insurance. We had no idea what either of those terms meant, so we asked him to simplify it for us. More details: simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-5-david-bresch We publish a new episode every week. David Bresch is a professor in the department of environmental systems science at ETH Zurich.
In Episode 4 Prof. Karin Würtz, PhD, MBA, mother to two dogs, tells us about her medical research on tissue inflammation. She says drinking red wine and eating Indian food is good for your back - how about that? More details: simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-4-karin-wurtz We publish a new episode every week. Karin Würtz is an assistant professor in the department of health sciences and technology at ETH Zurich.
This is Part 2 of this episode. Part 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/simplifyd/ep-3-colin-ewald-part-1 Prof. Colin Ewald delves into the cost of Alzheimer's disease and tells us about yet unknown "mega cancers" that may come into existence if we live longer. More details: simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-3-colin-ewald-part-2 We publish a new episode every week. Colin Ewald is an assistant professor in the department of health sciences and technology at ETH Zurich.
This is Part 1 of this episode. Part 2 comes out this Thursday. Episode 3 brings us Prof. Colin Ewald who is trying to make us all live healthier and longer. He tells us everything about aging research; turns out the self-help books were right all along! More details: http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-3-colin-ewald-part-1 We publish a new episode every week. Colin Ewald is an assistant professor in the department of health sciences and technology at ETH Zurich.
This is Part 2 of this episode. Part 1 here - https://soundcloud.com/simplifyd/ep-2-michael-dittmar-part-1 In episode two we meet Dr. Michael Dittmar who talks to us about things varying from the oil crisis to nuclear fusion and data analysis to sustainable living. More details: http://www.http://simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-2-michael-dittmar-part-2 We publish a new episode every week. Michael Dittmar is a senior scientist in the department of physics at the ETH Zurich and works in particle...
This is Part 1 of this episode. Part 2 comes out this Thursday. In episode two we meet Dr. Michael Dittmar who talks to us about things varying from the oil crisis to nuclear fusion and data analysis to sustainable living. More details: http://www.simplifyd.xyz/blog/ep-2-michael dittmar We publish a new episode every week. Michael Dittmar is a senior scientist in the department of physics at the ETH Zurich and works in particle physics at CERN.