Katrina attended the Glasgow Science Festival event ‘Modern Medicine and Death – an Unhealthy Relationship?’ last Summer. In the words of Lana Del Rey, “you and I, we were born to die” – so why does our society struggle so hard against the inevitability of death?
Launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Corona Zone is a podcast hosted by two GISTers, Kirstin and Gabby. In their weekly episodes, they try to make sense of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the latest news and by discussing the frustrations of self-isolation.
Curious how you can participate in the data science hype? Anna Henschel explains how open data and open-source software make data science accessible to everyone.
Jane Essex explores the gap between reality and the rhetoric of inclusion within the STEM workforce.
New year, new us? Of course not, we don’t need to change – we’re perfect as we are! Annabel and Gabriela take a look back on all the events theGIST covered in 2017. That...
This month we’re talking game theory! We interview Jörg Bewersdorff, author of Luck, Logic and White Lies, and take a look at the famous “prisoner’s dilemma”. This nifty piece of game theory can explain...
This month our Head of Podcasts, Annabel May, visited the Cafe Scientifique event “The Sleeping Giant” and catch up with main speaker Dr Ryan Milligan – ex trucker and NASA researcher. Dr Milligan is a solar physicist and new to the Physics and Astronomy department in the University of Glasgow, but in the past has worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C.
Event and interviews held on November 6th, 2017.
Recently, theGIST attended the St Francis Primary School science event, organised and coordinated by Dr Saeeda Bhatti. In this podcast, Gabi and her team ask pupils, parents and teachers their thoughts on the importance of science in the classroom. Listen to find out what they say!
This was made possible by funding from Foundation Scotland.