ACADEMICS #7 | 23 Apr 2017 |
Prof Eric Priest
This episode features Prof Eric Priest, our first non-physicist! Prof Priest is an acclaimed mathematician and also a prominent speaker on the interactions between science and religion. Our discussion covers the overlaps between physics and maths, the interaction of all science and religion and the differences that Prof Priest has found from his time as a student and today.

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Dr Antonia Wilmot-Smith

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In this interview we talk with Dr Antonia Wilmot-Smith, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at St Andrews. We discuss the festive season, some of her favourite things about being a lecturer and why she left academia before later returning. Enjoy listening!

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Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff

15 Nov 2017

This time on insight Sam interviews Dr Verena Dietrich-Bischoff, a lecturer in the School of Biology. We discuss the challenges of fieldwork with animals, how she remembers her students and her surprising taste in music.

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Dr Janet Lovett

15 Oct 2017

This interview features Dr Janet Lovett, an Advanced Research Fellow in physics here at St Andrews who works with spectroscopy techniques across a variety of fields. Our conversation delves into her experiences of interdisciplinary science, how she ended up researching with her own blood and the shortlist of her favourite museums.

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Dr Pawel Romanczuk

27 Sep 2017

This episode of insight has a twist, our editor, Conor MacBride, and I have switched roles as he interviews Dr Pawel Romanczuk. Dr Romanczuk straddles the line between biology and physics as head of the Collective Information Processing group at the Humboldt University of Berlin’s Institute for Theoretical Biology. We discuss his multicultural life in education and academia, the Berlin Wall and the plethora of hobbies he keeps up with.

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Dr Dav Macfarlane

15 Aug 2017

Dr Macfarlane, a St Andrews physicist in our millimetre wave research group, talks to us about the perks of academia, what people appreciate in science communication and outreach, and what’s the best way to spend a free morning.

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Dr Vivienne Wild

15 Jul 2017

Dr Wild, chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee within the school, talks to us about our new Juno Champion status and why it is important to strive for equality within science and beyond. Dr Wild also discusses what she likes about her research and the extreme sports she has participated in during her free time while researching galaxy evolution around the world.

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