Monday, 18 January 2010

My radio debut!

Last friday evening (Jan. 15th, 8.30pm) I was interviewed via phone about my role as a STEM Ambassador. This was the first time I've ever been on the radio and it was very exciting. The interview lasted 40 minutes in total. I should explain that this is an internet radio station who have have a very lovely blog and is ran by 2 amateur astronomers who are doing an amazing job. Their mission is outreach and promoting science education in the US. They are based in Florida. Their radio station is AstronomyFM or AFM .Go and check them out. My interview was first broadcast at 3am GMT/UT (9PM EST), Monday 18th January and is being replayed every 3 hours.
A huge thank you to Tavi and Rob for giving me this experience and opportunity and for the oportunity to talk about STEM, what it is, and how one becomes an ambassador ;)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Murray Gell-Mann: Beauty and truth in physics.

First of all Happy new year! Hope 2010 is great for all of us.

I came across and enjoyed this talk by the father of physics. I found it so interesting I wanted to have it here and hope you enjoy it too. Finally he does mention chemistry. He has such humour and is able to talk about his subject so easily for the layperson. I both admire and envy that as I would like to improve how I chat about equation based science such that it doesn't sound too complex or off putting to the non-scientist :)

I am grateful for any feedback and comments. Thanks for reading and don't be a stranger xxx