Listen in on in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading scientists and researchers. Produced by the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Discover Science podcast is an offshoot of the lecture series by the same name. Join us and dig in on the science that is changing our world.
According to Tobler’s first law of geography, “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things.” On this episode of the Discover Science podcast, an offshoot of the lecture series by the same name, Dr. William F. Tate IV sits down with former College of Science Director of Advising, Recruitment and Retention Blane Harding as well as 2020 physics graduate Ohidul Mojumder to illustrates the complex relationship between place, race and STEM attainment and the uneven contours of the education pipeline.
More than 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves – ripples in space-time caused by violent cosmic collisions – LIGO team scientists confirmed their existence using large, extremely precise detectors. Listen as LIGO team physicist Dr. Gabriela González speaks with Physics professors Dr. Richard Plotkin and Thomas White about the discovery of gravitational waves, lasers in space, and the value of science communication.
Dr. González was born in Córdoba, Argentina, studied physics at the University of Córdoba, and received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She is currently a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University. She has received awards from the American Physical Society, the American Astronomical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.
To view the full transcript of this episode, visit unr.edu/dsls.
Listen in on a conversation between bee researchers Anne Leonard of the Leonard Lab and postdoctoral scholar at the time Felicity Muth as they discuss bugs as friends, their research and what it is like being a woman in science.