ACADEMICS #3 | 14 Jan 2017 |
Prof Moira Jardine
Welcoming our first astrophysicist to insight, we have an enjoyable and informing conversation with Professor Moira Jardine. Our chat spans finding a perfect sky when you least expect it, tackling a nightmarish six month PhD problem and the most profound insight to be found from the universe.

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