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. Advertisements
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.
Host Dave McMorran talks about Eduard Buchner, who won the 1907 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his foundational work in the field of Biochemistry.
Gertja Petersen, a PhD student in Biochemistry, talks about how a genetic understanding of honey bees might provide a way to breed better bees, and why this could be important.
Josie Cairns, a Masters student in Geography at Otago University, talks about her research into how soil absorbs rain water and how understanding this might enable farmers to irrigate their farms smarter.
Kaitlyn Martin, a PhD student in Science Communication at Otago University, talks about her work to try to engage school kids in science more by getting them to make videos on science topics.
Georgie Shillito, a PhD student in the Chemistry Department at Otago, talks about her research into how light interacts with molecules, and how this understanding will allow for the development of new types of solar cells and other technologies.