ACADEMICS #11 | 15 Aug 2017 |
Dr Dav Macfarlane
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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