Two parts math and one part writer make Jordan Ellenberg a very readable mathematician.
Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and Other Furnishings)
Get to know a scientist or engineer's life, work, and passions.
Reproducibility. Replicability. They're terms that keep popping up as the scientific community discusses how best to ensure that published research is robust and reliable. Brian Nosek, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia and the president and director for the Center for Open Science, discussed what those terms mean.
Scientists & engineers on sofas (and other furnishings): Nolan Ryan, Eddie Fisher and science communication
Laurie Howell of the National Science Foundation sits down with Dr. Moira Gunn in this Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and other furnishings). Dr. Gunn is an engineer and science communicator, hosting the popular TechNation radio show.
Graduate Research Fellow Amy Battocletti is a Navy veteran who was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2014. She's a doctoral candidate in biology at Georgetown University, conducting research on the impact of genetic variation within plant species in salt marsh ecosystems.
DNA Scientist and Mentor Bruce Jackson, PhD, traces ancestry and solves crimes with the powerful tool of DNA.
Scientists & engineers on sofas (and other furnishings): Robots, soccer and the staying power of short circuit
Soccer aficionado and RoboCup champion DARwIn-OP and robotics expert Alex Leonessa recently sat down with Thi Le in the National Science Foundation (NSF) library to talk about robots of all kinds, and discuss how research in robotics could help do much more than just build better robots.
Why do we gesture? What role do simple hand movements play in some of the most fundamental aspects of language? Susan Goldin-Meadow has dedicated her career to asking, and answering, those big questions.
When it comes to ultrafast lasers, Margaret Murnane's name is one of the best known for her work in this field of science. The NSF's Ivy Kupec sat down with this well-published scientist who originates from County Limerick, Ireland to talk further about these uber speedy lasers, science and even Archimedes.
EcoATM founder Mark Bowles talks about the high-tech tools needed to turn flip phones and old electronics into a successful commercial enterprise that helps save the environment.
Over a cup of coffee, astrophysicist Dan Evans chats about black holes, his research and what's on the horizon.