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Where General Relativity Meets Quantum Physics: The Bose-Einstein Condensate

Listen to Aidan McFadden and Richard Murchie’s interview with Strathclyde University’s Dr. Oi. Dr. Oi researches Bose Einstein Condensate’s in order to shed light on how gravitation and quantum mechanics interact.   Feature image credit: DonkeyHotey via Flickr.com

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Podcast 13: TEDxUniversityofGlasgow Launch

March 18, 2015 • Life Sciences, Multimedia, Physical Sciences, Podcasts, Social Sciences • Views: 1460

theGIST was invited to attend the TEDxUniversityofGlasgow launch event. Tune in to hear our coverage of the event, including interviews with speakers and attendees.

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Podcast 12: TheGIST & Naturally Speaking – Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

March 16, 2015 • Life Sciences, Multimedia, Podcasts • Views: 1490

This is the first in our series of joint podcasts with the Glasgow University Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine’s Naturally Speaking podcast. In this episode, we interviewed the former director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative: Dr. Ted Leighton. Tune

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Podcast 11: Parapsychology

March 7, 2015 • Multimedia, Podcasts, Social Sciences • Views: 1499

Skepticism can be a scientist’s best friend or their worst enemy, depending on how it’s applied. In this podcast, we speak to Dr. Caroline Watt, a Parapsychologist from the University of Edinburgh about how the skeptical mindset of scientists and much of the wider non-scientific

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Podcast 10: Solar Sail Space Travel

December 18, 2014 • Multimedia, Physical Sciences, Podcasts • Views: 1622

Avast ye GISTers an’ set yer compass for the stARRs!Today, first mates Josh Marsh and Aidan McFadden traverse the choppy seas of… space? With Dr. – I mean, Cpt. – Matteo Ceriotti from the University of Glasgow at the mast, they aim to explore the potential of solar sails for

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Podcast 9: Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Public

December 5, 2014 • Multimedia, Podcasts • Views: 1422

Our Explorathon Podcast is here! In this episode, Emilie, Barry and Josh travel a path of discovery to learn the importance of science communication. Helping them along the way are Jamie Gallagher, Joanne Dempster, Susie Mitchell, Zara Gladman, Ian Scott and Kevin O’Dell – key figures

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Podcast 8: Explorathon – The Value of Suffering

November 20, 2014 • Multimedia, Podcasts • Views: 1359

Josh and Barry deliver another Science Bite from this year’s Explorathon event with the help of Dr. Jennifer Corns, a philosopher at the University of Glasgow. This time, we’re taking a journey into the mind to find out what benefits there might be to suffering… Download here. You

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Podcast 7: Explorathon – Parasite Modelling

November 5, 2014 • Multimedia, Podcasts • Views: 1428

Hot and fresh out the oven, it's our second Science Bite from this year's Explorathon! This week, Josh, Sydney and Emilie chat to Fiona Achcar about using computers to model parasites and find their weak spots!