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Jamie puts questions to a variety of researchers from top UK universities. Each episode will feature a different academic and a discussion about their specialist work. If you want to take a deep dive into history, politics, arts, culture, religion, theology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and lots more - this is the podcast for you. If you are interested in learning more about the topics discussed, keep listening until the end of the episode when our researcher recommends books or mater ...
 
This podcast lifts the veil on all topics related to STEM in academia: research, teaching, writing, speaking, and other professional topics. Darren Lipomi is a professor of nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science at UC San Diego. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from Harvard in 2010 (w/ George Whitesides) and was a postdoc at Stanford in chemical engineering from '10-'12 (w/ Zhenan Bao). He is a recipient of the PECASE and became full professor in 2019. Thanks to NSF CBE ...
 
Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) provides consultations on ethical dilemmas in scientific research and professional integrity. We present case scenarios involving responsible conduct in research followed by a brief, expert opinion that suggests strategies for resolution. We especially hope that these cases can provide useful teaching materials for college or university faculty who present lectures or courses on responsible conduct in research. These cases and ...
 
The Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office), which was founded in 1954 and is a division of The Bancroft Library, documents the history of California, the nation, and the interconnected global arena. The OHC produces carefully researched, audio/video-recorded and transcribed oral histories and interpretative historical materials for the widest possible use.
 
Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 100 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, focusing on the following themes: Prosecutions, Truth Commissions, Local and traditional practices, Compensation and reparations, ...
 
Past speeches and talks from the Black Hat Briefings computer security conferences. Black Hat Briefings Europe was held March 27-30 at the Moevenpick Amsterdam Centre Hotel. Twdays, four different tracks. Roger Cumming, Head of Device Delivery and Knowledge at CPNI (Center for the Protection of National Infrastructure), spoke on "How can the Security Researcher Community Work Better for the Common Good." A post convention wrap up can be found at http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-europe-07/bh-e ...
 
TWO GOOD TO BE TRUE with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh JUSTINA MARSH was born in Florida but moved to the Midwest at an early age. Justina knew from a young age that she had some special gifts that others did not but did not know exactly what these gifts were. Her parents told stories about ghosts Justina would talk to or how she would point out orbs floating around the room. Justina’s great grandmother practiced as a psychic many years ago and she is part of a family lineage of psychics. Sh ...
 
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This is a bonus crossover episode to get some visibility for my new interview podcast, IDEAs in STEM Ed. If you've reached this episode, please do me a big favor and search for "IDEAs in STEM Ed" and subscribe! Everything I put up I do for free, and this will help me a ton. Thanks! In this episode of IDEAs in STEM Ed, Darren Lipomi sits down with P…
 
My guest in this episode--my first ever livestream--is my UCSD colleague, Professor Brian Keating. Brian is a Chancellor’s distinguished professor of physics at UC San Diego, co-director of the Arthur C Clarke Center for the imagination, host of the Into the impossible podcast, YouTuber with 30k subscribers, and writer of the scientific memoir “Los…
 
In this episode, I discuss the reasons why science and engineering professors always seem to be on the road, including the good and bad aspects. For example, the joy and excitement of meeting old friends in new places and sharing scientific discoveries, as well as the sacrifices that one makes in terms of time with one's students and family. I'll a…
 
I am very happy to share my conversation with Classist Robin Diver. Robin has completed an amazing hat-trick of Classical studies at Birmingham University, having completed an undergrad, masters and more recently, a fanatic PhD. Robin's PhD explored adaptations of Greek Mythology in children's anthologies and how they dealt with issues of sexual vi…
 
I am very happy to share my conversation with New Testament textual critic Timothy Mitchell. Tim originally studied Science at Lancaster University, Pennsylvania. He then moved into religious studies by graduating from the Luther Rice University, Georgia, with a Master of Divinity. Tim is currently studying New Testament Textual Criticism for his P…
 
I am very excited to bring you Classist Charlotte Charleston Stokes. After receiving her undergrad in Classical Civilisations and Literatures, Charlotte stayed on at Birmingham for her masters, for which she is currently studying. Charlotte's main interest is monsters, old and new. In this episode we discuss whether gender is important when studyin…
 
This is a highly personal, idiosyncratic, unrehearsed talk I gave to my own research group on scientific publication and peer review, when I was on the verge of 100 papers. I hesitated a long time in posting this, but I think it accurately represents my thinking on society vs. for-profit journals, the value-add of publishing, the harm done by carel…
 
This is the full version of my thoughts on choosing a grad school and a PI/lab. I gave this talk for the American Chemical Society East Bay California Section and the American Women in Science virtual seminar series, and the organizer was kind enough to let me repost my side of the presentation, here. The Q&A topics are as follows: 26:56 If the cha…
 
I am very pleased to bring you historian of Socialist Yugoslavia: Helena Trenkić. Helena studied History at Cambridge University for her undergrad and will soon have completed her masters, both of which in History. Next year Helena will begin her PhD, again at Cambridge. Helena looks at Social Yugoslavia's policy of non-alignment and asks whether i…
 
I am very happy to bring you environmental historian: Isobel Akerman. Isobel has an undergrad in History from the University of York and is currently studying for her MPhil in Modern History at Cambridge. Isobel's work looks at the environmental idea and how it has been communicated to the general public, using London's Kew Gardens as a case study.…
 
In this episode, I read a short essay I wrote on effective scientific writing, with references to Strunk and White, Steven Pinker, and George Whitesides. The original article was published in Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33, 11, 3865–3867, original publication date, June 8, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater... This reading was done with …
 
This is my combination of travel diary plus comedy routine at the Loft at UC San Diego. Warning: this episode contains explicit language. The episode works without the slides, but if you're interested, there is also a YouTube version, located here https://youtu.be/RtLRrp7Gd9w
 
I am very happy to introduce you to historian Reuben Duffy. After gaining a joint honours degree in History, Politics and International Relations from the University of Strathclyde, Reuben started his masters in Modern History at St Andrews. Reuben is interested in modern Scotland and his work focuses on Scotland's involvement the with British Empi…
 
I am very pleased to share my conversation with historian Lucy Coatman. Lucy has an undergrad in Theology but will soon be completing her Mlitt at St Andrew's University. Her main focus is 19th century women. However, Lucy is particularly fascinated by Baroness Mary Vetsera. Baroness Mary was found dead with heir to the Austro Hungarian thrown: Cro…
 
I am thrilled to introduce you to classicist Edward Armstrong. After gaining an undergrad in Ancient History, Edward compounded that subject with Classics for his MPhil, both completed at the University of Sydney. Edward is currently studying for his PhD at St Andrews University. Edward explores one of the founding fathers of historical inquest: Th…
 
This episode is a distillation of everything I learned being close to the founding of a few research-based startups and also my experience from Stanford Ignite (mini MBA program). This is a talk I gave to an undergraduate audience made up of students majoring in nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and bioengineering. I hope it serves as a primer…
 
This episode is a cross-posting from The Soft Matter Show, hosted by Amal Narayanan. We covered many topics, including my responses to the following questions: You have worked in the Northeast and West Coast of the United States. Have you ever noticed any differences in the work culture across them? What were some of the deciding factors that inspi…
 
Topics covered in this episode: 0:00 The life of a professor sounds really stressful. Knowing what you know now, would you still go into academia? 4:21 Professors spend a lot of time writing grants and doing administration. Do you ever want to go into the lab and do experiments on the bench? 9:30 Where does a public university get its money and how…
 
I am very happy to bring you historian Joseph Stanley. Joseph is an expert on the 18th and 19th centuries, with a particular interest in the Yorkshire mining industries. After gaining his undergrad in History at Durham University, he went on the study for a PGCE at Cambridge. Joesph has recently completed his PhD which explored protest movements an…
 
I am very excited to introduce you to the fascinating philosopher that is Charlotte Zemmel. Charlotte works in the field of epistemology. She has an undergrad in Natural Sciences and she is currently at Cambridge University studying for her masters in History and Philosophy of Science. In this episode we discuss Charlotte's work on Social Epistemol…
 
I am very pleased to introduce you to philosopher of science: Shaun Stanley. Shaun gained both his undergrad and his masters in Philosophy from the Witz University in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is soon to finish four years of study for his PhD at the University of Bristol. His work explores the relationship between Darwinian evolutionary theory…
 
I am very happy to be sharing my conversation with classicist Martina Delucchi. As an Italian, Martina has always had a love for the ancient world. She studied Classics at the University of Genoa and then went on to gain two masters; one also from the University of Genoa, this time in Archaeology, and one from the University of Pisa in Classical Ph…
 
In this episode, I address the following questions. For a short video tour, see the accompanying video on YouTube "What does a professor do?" 0:05 What does a professor do? 1:29 Why did I want to be a professor? 2:57 What is a typical day like? 5:51 What is nanoscience? 8:56 What do you need to know to be a nonscientist? 10:12 What do you work on?…
 
To celebrate reaching 20 episodes, I am thrilled to be releasing another extended special. Please meet philosopher Benjamin Zemmel. Benjamin is Jewish and works in the field of religion and ethics. After gaining his undergrad in Judiac Studies, he went on to gain his master in Philosophy from Birmingham University. Benjamin will soon embark upon an…
 
Topics addressed: 0:00 What’s easier, giving talks with slides or talks with no slides? 0:51 What are some strategies for avoiding non-words, like um, like, and so? 4:00 Is it calming to hold onto an object when giving a presentation? 5:42 What’s the best way to prepare for a Q&A session? 9:00 What level of complexity should you prepare your spoken…
 
I am very happy to be sharing the second part of my conversation with Jan-Wilem Prügel. Make sure you have listened to part one before getting stuck into this episode! (It is episode 16). In this conversation, we cover the eclectic philosophical movement of 19th century America known as 'Transcendentalism', for which Jan is currently studying as th…
 
In this episode, I respond to questions related to scientific writing, and coming up with new ideas in scientific research. To what extent should we minimize jargon in scientific writing? Is it acceptable to use literary techniques like metaphor in scientific writing? If I have a lot of data for a single figure, how do I organize it so that the fig…
 
I am very happy to introduce you to literary historian Inigo Purcell. After completing his MPhil in Medieval Literature at Cambridge, he began his PhD; a joint programme at the University of Bristol and the Macquarie University in Sydney. Inigo's work explores one of the most famous and continually told stories in history: King Arthur. In this epis…
 
This episode is a short conversation between me and my senior PhD student, Andrew Kleinschmidt, who had recently suffered a brain injury. As part of his rehabilitation, one of his assignments was to conduct an interview about science. We covered some pretty existential topics as well, including the question "if you got hit by a bus tomorrow, would …
 
I am very pleased to bring you this conversation with historian Katherine Arnold. Katherine has a masters from University College London in History and is soon to be finishing her PhD after 4 years of study at the London School of Economics. Katherine is a specialist of 19th century Germany, with a specific focus on German imperialism and the natur…
 
One of my students interviewed me for a class on leadership. I was honored he chose me for this assignment. Here are some of the topics we covered: What were some formative experiences that influenced your career trajectory? Is it better to seek a range of experiences or to focus in a single area? What are the values that underlie effective leaders…
 
In this episode, I share my thoughts on a variety of topics related to starting out in an undergraduate or graduate research lab. Whom should you ask for a letter of recommendation? How can you spot bad work environments? What are the red flags? How do you identify a positive fit? When do you know if you should drop a bad project? When applying to …
 
I am very happy to introduce you to Jan-Willem Prügel. Jan's studies cover so many different fields and periods that I couldn't keep our conversation to the usual 30-40 minutes in length. So here is the first half of our 1hr and 30 minutes long conversation. Jan is a historian of law, economics and intellectual ideas. After studying law at Heidelbe…
 
I am very excited to be sharing my conversation with historian Diego Repenning Lopez. Diego is originally from Chile but has always had a fascination with Russia and the mysterious territory of Siberia. He came to the UK to study Russian at the University of Bristol and has since completed his masters and his PhD there. In this episode Diego will h…
 
I am thrilled to introduce you to political historian Rachel Reville. Rachel has studied at York university before completeling here masters at the London School of Economics. She is currently doing her PhD at Oxford part-time as she works in for a Labour member of parliament in Westminster. In this episode we discuss Rachel's work, the career of 3…
 
I am super excited to share my conversation with Cambridge social scientist Catherine Cooke. Catherine is doing some tough but very important work on generated violence in Bermuda. Bermuda has never seen research of this kind so Catherine is blazing a trial. In this episode we discuss the history of Bermuda, society on a collection of tiny islands …
 
I am extremely happy to be bringing you Oxford historian Berklee Baum. Berklee is an expert on the memorialisation of genocides. After studying the memorialisation of the holocaust by the USA and the UK, Berklee is currently studying for her PhD in a similar vain but now she brings more countries and genocides into the equation. In this episode we …
 
I am very pleased to bring you, from Cardiff University, ancient historian Clare Parry. Clare has studied ancient history all the way from degree level to MPhil. She is a specialist in ancient Near Eastern iconography. Clare is exploring how we can use ancient iconography to help us understand and interpret the Bible, she is currently working on th…
 
To celebrate reaching 10 episodes I am extremely excited to bring you an extended episode! Please meet historian Rachel Chua. Rachael originally studied law at the London School of Economics but decided to switch her focus to history (good choice) and is now studying at University College London for her PhD. Her work explores China and in this epis…
 
I did this introduction and interview with Prof. Ching W. Tang as part of the 2019 Kyoto Prize Symposium at UC San Diego, delayed until 2021 because of COVID-19. It was a real honor to chat with him about industrial research, the invention of the OLED, science in an international context, and advice for rising scientists.…
 
I am very excited to share my conversation with historian Ferdinand Mowinckel. Ferdinand is currently studying for his masters of studies at Oxford, after graduating from Exeter University in History. In our chat we discuss his work which explores inter-war Germany: Weimar Republics, politics and satire and his current work on the diary accounts of…
 
I am thrilled to bring you Cambridge sociologist Lucy Mahaffey. Lucy has a double major from the University of Oklahoma and is currently studying for her MPhil at Cambridge. In our talk we discuss Lucy's amazing research into a tough and very troubling subject: modern slavery/people trafficking. What are their definitions? How can we act? What are …
 
I am delighted to introduce you to historian and international relations expert William Klintworth. William is a graduate of Exeter University where he studied History and International Relations. He now at Cambridge studying for his masters in Politics and International Studies, for which he focuses on China. In our discussion we talk about Britai…
 
In this episode, I sat down with Prof. Daniela (Dani) Arias-Rotondo, Dr. Madison Fletcher, and Dr. Craig Fraser (absent: Dr. Monica Gill) on their creation, JAWS: Just Another [Chemistry] Webinar Series (https://jawschem.wixsite.com/home). Dani, Madison, and Craig discuss the origin of JAWS, its name, its mission, and the need for diverse voices to…
 
I am very happy to be sharing my conversation with theologian and church historian Colin Donnerlly. With an MPhil from Oxford and a soon to be completed PhD from Durham, Colin is an authority on this subject. In this episode we discuss early reformer Thomas Bilney, the nature of 'conversions' and whether religion and politics can be truly separate.…
 
It is an absolute pleasure to introduce you to social scientist Luke Waktins. Luke will soon be embarking upon a PhD in sociology, adding to his masters and bachelor degrees, both from the University of Bath. Luke's work focuses on contemporary youth culture and his most recent research is on drill music. In this episode we discuss the debates surr…
 
I am thrilled to be bringing you Joelle Lucas. Joelle is a theologian from Durham University where she gained her masters in Biblical Theology and is currently studying for her PhD. Joelle's work explores friendship and in this episode we discuss the meaning of friendship, different types of friendship and why Joelle thinks we need to re-examine ou…
 
Kumaravadivel Guruparan gives a talk as part of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series. In 2015, Sri Lankan witnessed regime change that removed President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power. Mahinda Rajapaksa was the President who led the war against the LTTE to its finish in 2009, a war in which thousands of Tamil civilians were …
 
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