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Scientists not the Science

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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Dec 14, 2015

Bonus episode: sixth in a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in physics. For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.squarespace.com/

Dec 6, 2015

Bonus episode: fifth in a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in physics. For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.squarespace.com/

Nov 28, 2015

Bonus episode: fourth in a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in physics. For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.squarespace.com/

Nov 4, 2015

Bonus episode: third in a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in physics.

For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.squarespace.com/

Oct 19, 2015

Bonus episode: second in a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in physics. For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.squarespace.com/

Oct 11, 2015

Bonus episode: first in a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in physics. For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.squarespace.com/

Aug 6, 2015

Dr Silvia Vignolini is a lecturer in the chemistry of materials at the University of Cambridge. She shares her experience of lecturing undergraduates, leading researchers, and sharing her research through the media.

Jun 25, 2015

James Threadgill plays with supersonic wind and left his industry job to further his love of learning and understanding. He shares his drive for research, and reflections on choosing and pursuing a PhD.

Jun 10, 2015

Hannah Stern works with lasers. Really fast lasers. She was inspired to apply for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, thanks to a chance encounter with an academic, high in the mountains on New Zealand.    

May 25, 2015

Francesca Boughey is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. She talks about what it was like moving from ballet to science, and about witnessing the announcement of a fundamental breakthrough.

Apr 27, 2015

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.   

Apr 13, 2015

Dr Daniel Sutton is a tribologist at the University of Southampton. He doesn't study tribes. I find out what it’s like being a post-doctoral researcher working at the cutting edge of science, and also what drives his passion for research.

Mar 30, 2015

Dr Matt Fuchter is a senior lecturer in synthetic and medicinal chemistry at Imperial College London. We talk about what is a senior lecturer? What is his role as a PhD supervisor? And much more.

Mar 16, 2015

Dr Steve Cross is head of public engagement at UCL in London, and a science communicator extraordinaire. We talk about public engagement, the open mic nights he has founded (Bright Club, Science Showoff and Museums Showoff), and the importance of naked mole rats.

Mar 2, 2015

Christian Clear has just started a physics PhD after working for a number of years in industry. We talk about how his prior experience impacts his work ethic, and what it’s like to be effectively self-employed.

Feb 16, 2015

Alexandra Rolland is an epidemiologist working for Public Health England, studying the impact of HIV across the UK. We talk about how she balances data collection and privacy protection as well as the ethics and responsibilities of scientists in her field.

Feb 2, 2015

Florian Steiner is a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London who does calculations to make better solar cells. I discover who his influences are, what it's like working in a foreign language, and his experience working in a government department.

Feb 2, 2015

In this first episode I talk to Dr Roland Piper, a physicist who has recently moved from the academic to industrial world. I find out about his experiences in both, and whether PhD students would benefit from stand-up meetings.

Jan 31, 2015

Scientists not the Science is a new podcast about the people working in science. In each episode I interview a new guest connected to this world and learn about their experiences and thoughts.

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