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Welcome to insight! PhySoc's podcast about the lives of academics!
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insight offers a look into the people behind our education, the stories that led to a lecturer writing physics equations on the whiteboard at the front of the your lecture theatre. Is there more to the lives of academics than just academia? When not deciphering the Universe, what drives them? Join us as we interview the academics making St Andrews.

FEATURED EPISODE

Dr Duncan Forgan

15 Oct 2018

St Andrews astrophysicist, Dr Duncan Forgan, talks to us about his extensive work with SETI, the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence; how he would host his perfect dinner party; and how he takes his morning coffee.

LATEST EPISODES

EPISODE 23 | ACADEMICS

Prof Lyndsay Fletcher

21 Sep 2018

Today we’re delighted to talk to the University of Glasgow’s Professor Lyndsay Fletcher, an astrophysicist. We discuss studying the Sun, equality and representation in academia, and what she thinks about the pubs and drinks in Glasgow.

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EPISODE 22 | ACADEMICS

Dr Sebastian Schulz

11 Aug 2018

This interview is with one of our newest St Andrews physicists, Dr Sebastian Schulz. We discuss the cultural shock of moving to Canada, how to keep spirits up when work isn’t going well and the reality TV show he’s not a fan of.

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EPISODE 21 | ACADEMICS

Dr Annelies Mortier

19 Jul 2018

Today you're listening to our interview with Dr Annelies Mortier, an astrophysicist here at St Andrews. We talk about using large telescopes, her favourite types of jigsaw puzzles, and surprising chance encounters with royalty.

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EPISODE 20 | ACADEMICS

Dr Hamid Ohadi

20 Jun 2018

A newly appointed lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Dr Hamid Ohadi, talks to us about the difficulties experienced by new academics, what he misses about Iran, and the hobby he has mastered.

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EPISODE 19 | ACADEMICS

Dr Paul Cruickshank

22 May 2018

We interview the St Andrews physicist, Dr Paul Cruickshank. Our discussion includes the perfect music gig, what he expected more of in academia, and his experiences with hair dye in the past and possibly the future.

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EPISODE 18 | ACADEMICS

Prof Andrew Cameron

05 Apr 2018

We interview Prof Andrew Cameron, an astrophysicist at St Andrews. We discuss his research and its impact, what academia has taught him about travelling, his favourite science communicator and dreams coming true.

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