Liam Parke, a Masters Student in the Chemistry Department, talks about silver nanoparticles, why they are useful, and how their size might be the key to their effectiveness. Advertisements
Luke Reynolds, a PhD student in the Physics Department, explains what a Bose-Einstein Condensate is, and how these enable him to study interactions between single atoms.
Jan Piekarski, a Masters student in Geology at Otago University, talks about his studies in the South Island of New Zealand, where he is involved in completing a survey of the unusual geological features found there.
Matt Hall, a PhD student in Neuroscience, talks about his research into how lithium plays a role in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a common but poorly understood therapy.
Jake Tully, a Masters student, and Georgia McCombe, a research assistant, talk about their work in the Zoology Department at Otago University, which involves studying the feeding preferences of Bumble Bees.
Sophie Fern, a PhD student in Ecology, talks about her research into what is it about different animals and plants that makes us like them, and how this then influences whether we care enough about them to act if they become threatened.
Host Dave McMorran talks about the work of Wilhelm Ostwald, who was one of the key early figures in the field of Physical Chemistry, who invented the way to make nitric acid and who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909.