Host Dave McMorran talks about the work of Adolf von Bauer, who won the 1905 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his development of a synthesis of the historically important blue dye Indigo.
Hamza Bennani, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Otago University, talks about his research into how a detailed image of a patient’s vertebra can be obtained simply from X-ray images rather than more complicated, and expensive, imaging methods.
Ash Muralidhar, a Master student in Zoology, talks about her studies on Robins and whether, when moved into the Orokonui ecosanctury north of Dunedin, they forget to be scared of predators.
Jonathan Barnsley, a PhD student in chemistry, talks about how computers can provide important insight in to the properties of molecules, and direct the development of new solar cells.
Lisa Craw, a Masters student in Geology, talks about her research into the mechanical properties of ice.
Andrew Mills, a PhD student in Psychology, talks about his research into how our memory can be affected by the way we view the world around us – specifically, does photographing an object affect how well we remember it?
Host Dave McMorran talks about the work of William Ramsay, who won the 1904 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of a group of elements called the Noble Gases.