About theGIST

Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology (theGIST) is a student science magazine and network based at the University of Glasgow and the University Strathclyde. With nearly 100 contributors, we produce regular articles, videos and podcasts, we set up workshops and seminars, and we publish a printed magazine. We consist mainly of undergraduates and postgraduates but also welcome members of staff. Our continued goal is to communicate science clearly, accurately and passionately.

Besides our wonderful contributors, we also have an inner team of hard-working, gloriously geeky admins. If you have a specific question you need to ask or need to get in touch with a specific person, have a look at our admin page for a list of our admins and their bios. For general enquiries, contact editor@the-gist.org.

Fancy getting involved? Then you should fill out theGIST Form and send us an email or tweet.

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If you’re already part of the GIST, you might want to read some more about out procedures.

To read more about theGIST team and to get hold of someone specific, meet the team.


Other Articles

Damn, spider. Why you so hairy?

They may put Little Miss Muffet off her curds and whey – but a spider’s hairs are crucial to its survival. Many people suffer from arachnophobia, a treatable phobia of spiders. But what is scary about small, harmless animals? For many people, it is the extreme fuzziness of spiders that imbues such fear. Spider fuzz … More


The Eye of Sauron Galaxy reveals a new way to measure cosmic distances

Recently astronomers have been investigating the “Eye of Sauron” galaxy, also known as NGC4151. It’s a big spiral galaxy and these, like most galaxies, tend to have supermassive black holes in the middle. Supermassive black holes are the largest kind of black holes and tend to be as massive as thousands to billions times that … More


Nuclear Power: the How, the Pros and the Cons

We are entering into a nuclear renaissance in the West with new nuclear reactors being constructed here and many other places in Europe and America. As such, the debate on nuclear power is going to become a hot topic and a more scientific understanding is essential. This article will provide a series of arguments in … More


Smartphones keeping us awake

Feeling tired? Your smartphone might be to blame. Smartphones have become increasingly popular in recent years and almost two thirds of university students now own a smartphone [1]. However, owning a smartphone may come at a cost for this already sleep deprived population [2]. Various studies have linked the use of computers, television, gaming consoles … More