Scientific Sense ®
By Gill Eapen
Become a Paid Subscriber to get access to over 300 episodes: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/subscribe All episodes are Free on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/scientificsense Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. Unscripted conversations with leading academics on a daily basis on emerging ideas. The host is Gill Eapen.
Dr. Marcela Uliano-Silva of the Wellcome Sanger Institute on error-free genome assemblies
Towards complete and error-free genome assemblies of all vertebrate species, The Earth BioGenome Project 2020: Starting the clock, and Scientific excellence in sequencing all life on Earth depends on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Marcela Uliano-Silva is Senior Bioinformatician at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Her research interests are (i) mechanisms of genome evolution, (ii) the improvement of genome assembly pipelines and (iii) actions towards inclusion and diversity in science. Please subscribe to this channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScientificSense?sub_confirmation=1
May 18, 2022
Dr. Iain McDonald of the Open University & Univ. of Manchester on Rogue exoplanets
The hunt for rogue planets just got tougher, No large population of unbound or wide-orbit Jupiter-mass planets, Kepler K2 Campaign 9: I. Candidate short-duration events from the first space-based survey for planetary microlensing, Kepler K2 Campaign 9: II. First space-based discovery of an exoplanet using microlensing, ExELS: an exoplanet legacy science proposal for the ESA Euclid mission I. Cold exoplanets, and WFIRST and EUCLID: enabling the microlensing parallax measurement from space. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Iain McDonald is lecturer in Astrophysics at the Open University and Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. His research interests include exoplanets and dying stars Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/c/ScientificSense?sub_confirmation=1
May 11, 2022
Prof. Timothy Cernak of the Univ of Michigan on supply chains, antivirals and molecular sonification
Reinforcing the supply chain of umifenovir and other antiviral drugs with retrosynthetic software, Ultrahigh-Throughput Experimentation for Information-Rich Chemical Synthesis, A map of the amine–carboxylic acid coupling system, Molecular Sonification for Molecule to Music Information Transfer Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Timothy Cernak is Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan. His Lab studies the interface of chemical synthesis and computer science. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
May 07, 2022
Prof. Paul Novosad of Dartmouth College on Developing Country Policies.
COVID mortality in India: National survey data and health facility deaths, Intergenerational Mobility in India: New Methods and Estimates Across Time, Space, and Communities, The Long-run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India, and Rural Roads and Local Economic Development, and Development Research at High Geographic Resolution: An Analysis of Night Lights, Firms, and Poverty in India using the SHRUG Open Data Platform Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Paul Novosad is associate professor of economics at Dartmouth College. He examines why poor countries have remained poor for so long, and what policy interventions can help improve people's lives in developing countries. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
May 03, 2022
Prof. Dean Karlan of Northwestern University on Poverty, Mental Health, Borrowing and Interventions.
Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment, Mental Health Therapy as a Core Strategy for Increasing Human Capital: Evidence from Ghana, Randomization for Causality, Ethnography for Mechanisms: Illiquid Savings for Liquor in an Autarkic Society, and Pathways out of Extreme Poverty: Tackling Psychosocial and Capital Constraints with a Multi-faceted Social Protection Program in Niger Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Dean Karlan is Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University, and the Founder and President of Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting solutions to global poverty problems. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
April 30, 2022
Prof. John Sullins of Sonoma State University on Artificial Intelligence
Great Philosophical Objections to Artificial Intelligence, The AI Wars, 1950 - 2000, and their consequences, The Role of Consciousness and Artificial Phronēsis in AI Ethical Reasoning, and Robots, Love, and Sex: The Ethics of Building a Love Machine Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. John Sullins, Professor of Philosophy at Sonoma State University and the director of programming for the Center for Ethics, Law and Society. His specializes in philosophy of technology, philosophical issues of artificial intelligence/robotics, cognitive science, engineering ethics and computer ethics.
April 27, 2022
Dr. Shruti Rajagopalan of George Mason University on Socialistic Policies in India.
The 1991 Reforms and the Quest for Economic Freedom in India, and Battling COVID-19 with dysfunctional federalism: Lessons from India Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Shruti Rajagopalan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and a Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law. Her area of interest is the economic analysis of comparative legal and political systems. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
April 22, 2022
Prof. Julie Adams of the Oregon State University on Human-Robot Teaming.
SAHRTA: A Supervisory-Based Adaptive Human-Robot Teaming Architecture and Human-Collective Collaborative Site Selection Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Julie Adams is Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University. Her research interests include human-machine teaming, and human interaction with unmanned systems. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
April 19, 2022
Prof. Emil Martinec of the University of Chicago on String Theory
4 Part Series on String Theory : Part 4, Super String Theory Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Emil Martinec is Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College of the University of Chicago. His research focuses on string theory and particle physics. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
April 14, 2022
Prof. Monica Smith of UCLA on Resource Management in early Urban Centers and Complex Societies.
The origins of the sustainability concept: Risk perception and resource management in early urban centers, Linear Statecraft along the Nile: Landscapes and the Political Phenomenology of Ancient Egypt, and The process of complex societies: dynamic models beyond site-size hierarchies Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Monica Smith is Professor of Anthropology and the institute of environmental sustainability at UCLA. She is a historian who utilizes archaeological data to analyze the collective effects of routine activities through the study of food, ordinary goods, and architecture.
April 06, 2022
Prof. Emil Martinec of the University of Chicago on the Grand Unification Theories in Physics
Early attempts at the Grand Unification Theories in Physics Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Emil Martinec is Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College of the University of Chicago. His research focuses on string theory and particle physics. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
April 03, 2022
Prof. Emil Martinec of the University of Chicago on the Theory of Gravity and Quantum Mechanics
4 Part Series on String Theory: Part 2, Theory of Gravity and Quantum Mechanics Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Emil Martinec is Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College of the University of Chicago. His research focuses on string theory and particle physics. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
March 27, 2022
Prof. Emil Martinec of the University of Chicago on String Theory: Part I, The 4 Fundamental forces
4 Part Series on String Theory: Part I, The Four Fundamental Forces Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Emil Martinec is Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College of the University of Chicago. His research focuses on string theory and particle physics. #cosmology #physics #stringtheory #scientificsense
March 25, 2022
Prof. Rita Goldstein of the Icahn School of Medicine on neuropsychological studies in addiction
Drug Addiction and Its Underlying Neurobiological Basis: Neuroimaging Evidence for the Involvement of the Frontal Cortex, Neuroimaging Impaired Response Inhibition and Salience Attribution in Human Drug Addiction: A Systematic Review, The neurobiology of drug addiction: cross-species insights into the dysfunction and recovery of the prefrontal cortex, and Structural and functional brain recovery in individuals with substance use disorders during abstinence: A review of longitudinal neuroimaging studies Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Rita Goldstein is the professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research focuses on neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies in drug addiction. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
March 21, 2022
Prof. Jacqueline M. Hidalgo of Williams College on Religion, Migration and Politics
The Bible as a Text of Migration. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Jacqueline M. Hidalgo is Professor of Latina Studies and of Religion as well as Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
March 16, 2022
Prof. Anusha Chari of the University of North Carolina on shocks and capital flows in emerging markets
Quantitative Easing, Its Aftermath, and Emerging Market Capital Flows, Global Fund Flows and Emerging Market Tail Risk, Distress Risk in emerging markets, The Macro-prudential stance and the Vulnerability to Global Financial Cycles, Regulatory Forbearance and Zombie Firms, and liberalization of autarkies. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Anusha Chari is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research is in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance and empirical corporate finance. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
March 11, 2022
Prof. James Shapiro of the University of Chicago on Evolution, a View from the 21st Century.
Evolutionary Change is Naturally Biological and Teleological, Engines of Innovation: Biological Origins of Genome Evolution, What We Have Learned About Evolutionary Genome Change in the Past 7 Decades, What prevents mainstream evolutionists teaching the whole truth about how genomes evolve?, and Evolution, a View from the 21st Century. Fortified. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. James Shapiro is Professor of Microbiology at the University Of Chicago. An expert in bacterial genetics, he proposes the concept of Natural Genetic Engineering, a process described to account for novelty created in the process of biological evolution. He is an advocate of non-Darwinian evolution and is a critic of the modern synthesis.
February 28, 2022
Prof. Susan Alberts of Duke University on social behavior of baboons and other mammals
Intergenerational effects of early adversity on survival in wild baboons, Social bonds, social status and survival in wild baboons: a tale of two sexes, Better baboon break-ups: collective decision theory of complex social network fissions, Maternal death and offspring fitness in multiple wild primates, Better baboon break-ups: collective decision theory of complex social network fissions, and Glucocorticoid exposure predicts survival in female baboons Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Susan Alberts is Professor of Biology and chair of the Evolutionary Anthropology department at Duke University. She studies the behavior, ecology, physiology, and genetics of wild populations of large mammals. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 27, 2022
Prof. Gisela Kaplan of the University of New England, Armidale, Australia on Birds and Primates
Pointing gesture in a bird- merely instrumental or a cognitively complex behavior?, Play behaviour, not tool using, relates to brain mass in a sample of birds, Long-Term Attachments and Complex Cognition in Birds and Humans are Linked to Pre-Reproductive Prosociality and Cooperation. Constructing a Hypothesis, and Of Great Apes and Magpies: Initiations into Animal Behaviour Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gisela Kaplan is an Emeritus Professor in Animal Behaviour at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Her main research interests are in complex cognition and communication both in birds and primates. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 24, 2022
Prof. Enrique Neblett of the University of Michigan on Racism and Health
Future Directions in Research on Racism-Related Stress and Racial-Ethnic Protective Factors for Black Youth, OC symptoms in African American young adults: The associations between racial discrimination, racial identity, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, Racism and Health: Challenges and Future Directions in Behavioral and Psychological Research, The Influence of Internalized Racism on the Relationship Between Discrimination and Anxiety, Racial Identity and Changes in Psychological Distress Using the Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity, The Associations Between Internalized Racism, Racial Identity, and Psychological Distress, Racial residential segregation and economic disparity jointly exacerbate COVID-19 fatality in large American cities, and The Clarion Call of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Medical Education Can Mitigate Racial and Ethnic Disparities Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Enrique Neblett is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His research examines the link between racism and health in African American population. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 19, 2022
Prof. Emmanuelle Auriol of Toulouse School of Economics on Cannabis, immigration and promotion bias
Weeding out the Dealers? The Economics of Cannabis Legalization, Cannabis: How to Take Control Back?, Skilled Immigration: A Visa for Growth, Controlling Irregular Migration: Can a Market for Temporary Foreign Work Permits Help?, and Women in Economics: Europe and the World Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Emmanuelle Auriol is Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics. Her research interests include industrial organization, regulation, labor economy, collective decision making and development economics. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 16, 2022
Prof. Kate Scholberg of Duke University on supernovae and neutrinos
Supernova Neutrino Burst Detection with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, A Next-Generation SuperNova Early Warning System for Multi-messenger Astronomy, and COHERENT at the Spallation Neutron Source Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Kate Scholberg is Professor of Physics at Duke University. Her research interests include experimental elementary particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 13, 2022
Dr. Thomas Fellowes of the University of Sydney on environmental effects on atoll nations
Patterns of island change and persistence offer alternate adaptation pathways for atoll nations, Sustained coral reef growth in the critical wave dissipation zone of a Maldivian atoll, Global-scale changes in the area of atoll islands during the 21st century, The importance of large benthic foraminifera to reef island sediment budget and dynamics at Raine Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Patterns of Sediment Transport Using Foraminifera Tracers across Sand Aprons on the Great Barrier Reef, Sediment supply dampens the erosive efects of sea level rise on reef islands, and emergent properties in the responses of tropical corals to recurrent climate extremes Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Thomas Fellowes is a postdoctoral fellow with the Geocoastal Research Group and the Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney. He is working on a project in collaboration with Geoscience Australia exploring the vulnerability of coral reef islands to the threats such as sea-level rise, ocean acidification and increasing storminess. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 09, 2022
Dr Ana Bugnot of the University of Sydney on environmental impact of human development
Urban impacts across realms: Making the case for inter-realm monitoring and management, Current and projected global extent of marine built structures, Belowground ecosystem engineers enhance biodiversity and function in a polluted ecosystem, and Linking habitat interactions and biodiversity within seascapes. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr Ana Bugnot, Senior Research Associate at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include environmental impact of human development. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 05, 2022
Prof. Vineet Arora of the University of Chicago on scientific misinformation
A coordinated strategy to develop and distribute infographics addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and misinformation, Addressing Medical Misinformation in the Patient-Clinician Relationship, and Prevalence of Personal Attacks and Sexual Harassment of Physicians on Social Media. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Vineet Arora is Professor of Medicine and Dean of Medical Education at the University of Chicago. One of her research interests is the use of social media to improve the workplace learning in teaching hospitals on a variety of topics. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
February 04, 2022
Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow of the University of Chicago on gestures
Discovering the Biases Children Bring to Language Learning, Approaching Learning Hands First How Gesture Influences Thought, Taking a Hands-on Approach to Learning, and Using Gesture To Identify and Address Early Concerns About Language and Pragmatics. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include Language development and creation and Gesture’s role in communicating, thinking, and learning. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 22, 2022
Prof. Jörg Rocholl is the president of ESMT, Berlin on political corporate boards and firm value
Do Politically Connected Boards Affect Firm Value?, Politically Connected Boards of Directors and The Allocation of Procurement Contracts, Institutional Investors and Corporate Political Activism, and Do credit shocks affect labor demand? Evidence for employment and wages during the financial crisis Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Jörg Rocholl is the president of ESMT, Berlin. His research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Financial Intermediation. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 17, 2022
Prof. Ulrike Malmendier iof the University of California, Berkeley on behavior and decision-making
Exposure to Grocery Prices and Inflation Expectations, Behavioral CEOs: The Role of Managerial Overconfidence, Behavioral Corporate Finance: The Life Cycle of a CEO Career, and Investor Experiences and International Capital Flows? Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Ulrike Malmendier is professor of Finance and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research area of focus is the intersection of economics and finance, and why and how individuals make decision—specifically how individuals make mistakes and systematically biased decisions Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 12, 2022
Prof. Johanna Drucker of UCLA on the Ethics of Aesthetics and Alphabet Histories
The Ethics of Aesthetics: Visualizing Catastrophe and Alphabet Histories Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Johanna Drucker is Professor of Bibliographical Studies at UCLA. Her research interests span artists’ books, the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
January 07, 2022
Prof. Maria-Luisa Alegre of the University of Chicago on Organ Transplant Rejection
Gut microbes contribute to variation in solid organ transplant outcomes in mice, Impact of the Microbiota on Solid Organ Transplant Rejection, Distinct Graft-Specific TCR Avidity Profiles during Acute Rejection and Tolerance, and Resilience of T cell-intrinsic dysfunction in transplantation toleranc Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Maria-Luisa Alegre is Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Her laboratory is interested in T cell responses in settings of transplantation, autoimmunity and cancer, with an emphasis on mouse models and emerging extensions onto clinical translation
December 23, 2021
Prof. Azra Raza of Columbia University on Cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment
Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Azra Raza is Professor of Medicine and the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University. Her research focus has been the identification of the presence of cancer as early as possible and to prevent it from developing into its end-stage monstrosity.
December 16, 2021
Prof. Nathalie Mathieu-Bolh of University of Vermont on the economics of obesity, food and policy
We are what we eat: Obesity, income, and social comparisons, Could obesity be contagious? social influence, food consumption behavior, and body weight outcomes, The elusive link between income and obesity, Hand-to-mouth Consumption and Calorie Consciousness: Consequences for Junk-food Taxation, and Economic Stress and Body Weight During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Nathalie Mathieu-Bolh is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont. Her research focuses on the effect of tax reforms, optimal taxation, and consumer behavior.
December 14, 2021
Prof. Philip Lebel of Montclair State University on risk, economic growth and policy
The Role of Creative Innovation in Economic Growth, Managing Risk in Africa Through Institutional Reform, and Risk and the State: How Economics and Neuroscience Shape Political Legitimacy to Address Geopolitical, Environmental, and Health Risks for Sustainable Governance Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Philip Lebel is emeritus professor of economics at Montclair State University. His research spans drivers of economic growth and management of risk
December 11, 2021
Prof. Frank Wilczek of MIT and the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics on the Fundamentals of Physics
Fundamentals: Keys to Reality Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Frank Wilczek who is Professor of Physics at MIT and the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics. He is Known for the discovery of asymptotic freedom, the development of quantum chromodynamics, the invention of axions, and more. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo2wiIHPM35xPawotek2IDA/join
December 08, 2021
Prof. Nadine Strossen of New York Law School on free speech and cancel culture
America’s Censored Speech Platforms, and Resisting Cancel Culture Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Nadine Strossen is Professor of Law, Emerita at New York Law School. She is also the Former President, American Civil Liberties Union from 1991–2008
December 06, 2021
Prof. Alex Frangi of the University of Leeds on in-silico clinical trials
In-silico trial of intracranial flow diverters replicates and expands insights from conventional clinical trials, and Virtual endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: models and uncertainty. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Alex Frangi is Chair of Computational Medicine at the University of Leeds. His focus area of research includes computational medicine with emphasis on computational medical imaging, image-based biomechanics, machine learning, deep learning, and big health data analytics
December 04, 2021
Prof. Jennifer Jordan of IMD, Switzerland on leadership
Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions, Cracking the millennial code, and Antecedents of leaders' power sharing: The roles of power instability and distrust Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Jennifer Jordan is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the areas of digital leadership, ethics, influence, and power.
December 03, 2021
Prof. Bruce Hammock of University of California, Davis on insect Biology and Mammalian Enzomology
Insect Biology, Mammalian Enzomology, Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry, and Immunoassay and Biosensor Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Bruce Hammock is Professor of Entomology & Nematology at the University of California, Davis. His Research Interests span Immunochemistry, Insect Research and Mammalian Research
November 26, 2021
Prof. Deirdre McCloskey of the University of Illinois at Chicago on Libertarianism and Economics
Why You Are Not a Conservative, Wokesters, Wake!, Infantilized Liberalism, The Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren are Immense, Prudence Over Sustainability, and How Growth Starts Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Deirdre McCloskey is Professor of Economics and of History, Emerita, and Professor of English and of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. One of her recent books is Why liberalism works: how true liberal values produce a freer, more equal, prosperous world for all
November 23, 2021
Prof. Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago on China, Europe, and the making of the modern World economy
The great divergence China, Europe, and the making of the modern World economy Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Kenneth Pomeranz is Professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Chicago
November 19, 2021
Prof. Claudia Flores of the University of Chicago on aligning law enforcement with human rights
Global impunity: How police laws & policies in the world’s wealthiest countries fail international human rights standards Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Claudia Flores is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and the director of the Global Human Rights Clinic (GHRC). Her research and advocacy focuses on issues of inequality and failures of good governance and rule of law
November 17, 2021
Prof. Holly Ingraham of UCSF on Estrogen signaling in the brain and gut
Estrogen signaling in arcuate Kiss1 neurons suppresses a sex-dependent female circuit promoting dense strong bones, Oestrogen engages brain MC4R signaling to drive physical activity in female mice, and LRH-1 mitigates intestinal inflammatory disease by maintaining epithelial homeostasis and cell survival Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Holly Ingraham who is Professor of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF. Her research focuses on the basic science of "Hormones and Nerves in Female Physiology" aimed at improving women's health.
November 15, 2021
Prof. Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University on Syrian uprising and politics
Narratives of Fear in Syria, Moral Identity and Protest Cascades in Syria, Mobilizing From Scratch: Large-Scale Collective Action Without Preexisting Organization in the Syrian Uprising, Syrian Views on Obama’s Red Line: The Ethical Case for Strikes against Assad, and Religion and Mobilization in the Syrian Uprising and War. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Wendy Pearlman is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Her research interests include Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Social Movements, Conflict Processes, Emotions, The Political Effects of Emigration, and The Arab-Israeli Conflict
November 12, 2021
Prof. Sreekumar Bhaskaran of Southern Methodist University on durable goods pricing & distribution
Selling and Leasing Strategies for Durable Goods with Complementary Products, Implications of Channel Structure for Leasing or Selling Durable Goods, Consumer Mental Accounts and Implications to Selling Base Products and Add-ons, and Sequential Product Development and Introduction by Cash-Constrained Start-Ups Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Sreekumar Bhaskaran is an associate professor of information technology and operations management at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. His research focuses on new product development and innovation.
November 10, 2021
Prof. Marianna Bolognesi of the University of Bologna on language, concepts and communication.
Editors’ Introduction: Abstract Concepts: Structure, Processing, and Modeling, How language and image construct synaesthetic metaphors in print advertising, On abstraction: decoupling conceptual concreteness and categorical specificity, The linguistic dimensions of concrete and abstract concepts: lexical category, morphological structure, countability, and etymology, and Framing COVID-19: How we conceptualize and discuss the pandemic on Twitter Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Marianna Bolognesi is Senior assistant professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Bologna. Her research focuses on lexical semantics and multimodal communication, and in particular on the relation between language and thought, and on the semantic representation of word meaning in mind.
November 08, 2021
Prof. Ryan Ogliore of Washington University in St. Louis on comets, meteorites, and Earth's water
Incorporation of a late-forming chondrule into comet wild 2, Earth’s water may have been inherited from material similar to enstatite chondrite meteorites, and Cosmic symplectite recorded irradiation by nearby massive stars in the solar system’s parent molecular cloud Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Ryan Ogliore is Assistant Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research group uses microanalytical techniques to study extraterrestrial materials in order to better understand the formation and evolution of our Solar System, as well as other stars.
November 06, 2021
Prof. Lance Dixon of Stanford University on the connection between gravity and subnuclear forces
How the fundamental force of gravity is essentially the “square” of the subnuclear forces underlying the Standard Model of particle physics (gauge theory), and how this idea can be used for gravitational wave physics. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Lance Dixon is Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at Stanford University. He is interested in novel descriptions of how relativistic particles scattering, and how those insights can be applied to a variety of problems.
November 04, 2021
Prof. Claudia Goldin of Harvard on Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Toward Equity
Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Toward Equity Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Claudia Goldin is Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. She is a co-director of the NBER's Gender in the Economy Study Group.
November 02, 2021
Prof. Matteo Maggiori of Stanford University on investor beliefs, trading, and global capital flows
Five facts about beliefs and portfolios, The joint dynamics of investor beliefs and trading during the covid-19 crash, A model of the international monetary system, International Currencies and Capital Allocation, Redrawing the Map of Global Capital Flows: The Role of Cross-Border Financing and Tax Havens, and Climate change and long-run discount rates: evidence from real estate Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Matteo Maggiori is a Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on international macroeconomics and finance.
October 30, 2021
Prof. Keith Riles of the University of Michigan on Continuous Gravitational Waves
All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves from Isolated Neutron Stars LIGO Data Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Keith Riles, Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He carries out research into the fundamental forces of nature, working in both gravitational wave and elementary particle physics.
October 28, 2021
Dr. Carol Gould and Dr. Ian Williams on the history of Pink Floyd ®
Pink Floyd ®: A look back Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Dr. Ian Williams wis a biochemist at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and received an MFA from Bennington College in Vermont. He worked for Pfizer for twenty years heading the Molecular Sciences Department and serving in the Research strategy group.
October 23, 2021
Mr. Steve Hoffman of Founders Space on how technology is shaping our future
The five forces that change everything: How technology is shaping our future Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Mr. Steve Hoffman who is the CEO of Founders Space, a Silicon Valley based Incubator and Accelerator. He is also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several books.
October 18, 2021
Prof. Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago on the tension on Hubble Constant measurements
Answering the Most Important Problem in Cosmology Today: Is the Tension in the Hubble Constant Real? Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Professor Wendy Freedman is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Her current projects involve measurements of the Hubble constant -- the current expansion rate, as well as the past expansion rate, providing constraints on the acceleration of the universe and dark energy.
October 15, 2021
Prof. Vardit Ravitsky of the University of Montreal on the ethics of genetic testing & communication
Conceived and Deceived: The Medical Interests of Donor-Conceived Individuals, Autonomous Choice and the Right to Know One’s Genetic Origins, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Identifying key clinical, ethical, social, legal and policy issues, The Shifting Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Between Reproductive Autonomy and Public Health, and Let’s Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Vardit Ravitsky is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on the ethics of genomics and reproduction.
October 13, 2021
Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci of ESMT Berlin on Innovation
Knowledge Specialization, Knowledge Brokerage and the Uneven Growth of Technology Domains, The Ecology of Technological Progress: How Symbiosis and Competition Affect the Growth of Technology Domains, Where do firms’ recombinant capabilities come from? intra-organizational networks, knowledge, and firms’ ability to innovate through technological recombination, Social networks, cognitive style, and innovative performance: a contingency perspective, Risky Recombinations: Institutional Gatekeeping in the Innovation Process, and Categories, attention, and the impact of inventions. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci is a professor of organizational behavior at ESMT Berlin. Gianluca's research interests revolve around the analysis of inter- and intra-organizational networks, with particular regard to the generation and recombination of technological knowledge.
October 11, 2021
Prof. Michael Gibbs of the University of Chicago on working from Home
Work from Home & Productivity: Evidence from Personnel & Analytics Data on IT Professionals, “Working” remotely? selection, treatment, and the market provision of remote work, and Why Working From Home Will Stick Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Michael Gibbs is Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago. He studies the economics of human resources and organizational design.
October 09, 2021
Dr. Christof Koch of Allen Institute on the architecture of the brain and consciousness
A survey of spiking activity reveals a functional hierarchy of mouse corticothalamic visual areas, Human cortical expansion involves diversification and specialization of supragranular intratelencephalic-projecting neurons, and The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Christof Koch is the Chief Scientist of the MindScope Program at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. His passion are neurons – the atoms of perception, memory, behavior and consciousness – their diverse shapes, electrical behaviors, and their computational function within the mammalian brain, in particular in neocortex.
October 07, 2021
Prof. Dean Buonomano of UCLA on the biology of time
The biology of time across different scales, Population clocks: motor timing with neural dynamics, Temporal Perceptual Learning, and The Neural Basis of Timing: Distributed Mechanisms for Diverse Functions. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Dean Buonomano, Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurobiology at UCLA. The primary goal of his laboratory is to understand the neural basis of temporal information processing.
October 05, 2021
Prof. Garance Genicot of Georgetown University on aspirations, inequality, networks and elections
Tolerance and Compromise in Social Networks, Aspirations and inequality, Electoral Systems and Inequalities in Government Interventions, and Political Reservations as Term-Limits. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Garance Genicot is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. She studies key issues in development economics such as aspirations, informal credit and insurance markets, intra-household bargaining, social networks, tolerance and inequality.
October 03, 2021
Prof. Gautam Menon of Ashoka University on the dynamics of COVID spread and policies in India
The dynamics of COVID spread and policies in India Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gautam Menon is Professor of Physics and Biology, and Director of the Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability at Ashoka University, India. He is also Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computational Biology at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences in India.
October 01, 2021
Prof. James Hughes of the University of Massachusetts on public policy, sociology and ethics
EcoSocialism and the Technoprogressive Perspective, The Politics of Moral Enhancement: Tripping our Way to Social Democracy, and A Socialist Approach to Disaster Preparedness. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. James Hughes is Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at University of Massachusetts, Boston. His interests span many areas including public policy, community medicine, sociology and ethics.
September 29, 2021
Prof. Amy Orsborn of the University of Washington on brain-machine interfaces
Closed-Loop Decoder Adaptation Shapes Neural Plasticity for Skillful Neuroprosthetic Control, Parsing learning in networks using brain–machine interfaces, and A Game-Theoretic Model for Co-Adaptive Brain-Machine Interface. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Amy Orsborn who is assistant professor of Computer and Bio Engineering at the University of Washington. She works at the intersection of engineering and neuroscience building brain-machine interfaces to restore and rehabilitate motor function after injury. The main emphasis of her work is building interfaces that can adapt along-side the brain to shape brain plasticity.
September 27, 2021
Prof. Teresa Fort, Associate Professor of Dartmouth College on the decline in US manufacturing
New Perspectives on the Decline of US Manufacturing Employment, Structural Change Within Versus Across Firms: Evidence from the United States, Colocation of Production and Innovation: Evidence from the United States, and Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Teresa Fort is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She conducts research in international trade and industrial organization.
September 25, 2021