New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 303 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 3 hours 21 minutes



 2020-12-16  56m

episode 31: Louise M. Pryke, "Turtle" (Reaction Books, 2020)

Pryke celebrates the slow and unassuming manner of this doughty creature...


 2020-12-16  46m

episode 57: James D. Stein, "The Fate of Schrodinger's Cat: Using Math and Computers to Explore the Counterintuitive" (World Scientific, 2020)

Stein shows how high-school algebra and basic probability theory, with the invaluable assistance of computer simulations, can be used to investigate both the intuitive and the counterintuitive....


 2020-12-07  1h15m

episode 10: Scholarly Communications: A Discussion with Elisa De Ranieri, Editor-in-Chief of "Nature Communications"

We talk about knowing the research you have done, but communicating the message you want said...


 2020-12-07  1h12m

episode 30: A. Espay and B. Stecher, "Brain Fables: The Hidden History of Neurodegenerative Diseases and a Blueprint to Conquer Them" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

An estimated 80 million people live with a neurodegenerative disease, with this number expected to double by 2050...


 2020-12-04  1h19m

episode 268: Glenn Sauer, "Points of Contact: Science, Religion, and the Search for Truth" (Orbis Books, 2020)

Sauer presents a powerful and important framework for reconciling the historically changing divide between science and religion...


 2020-12-02  59m

episode 65: Anna Weltman, "Supermath: The Power of Numbers for Good and Evil" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020)

Weltman surveys a number of ways this conception of mathematics has informed scientific undertakings and public policies, not to mention our everyday behaviors, and makes a powerful case for reevaluating its assumptions...


 2020-12-01  1h47m

episode 29: Soraya de Chadarevian, "Heredity Under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

What are chromosomes? And what does it mean to treat them as visual objects?


 2020-11-24  52m

episode 267: K. C. Smith and C. Mariscal, "Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology focuses on the emerging scientific discipline of astrobiology, exploring many of the humanistic issues this multidisciplinary field is generating.


 2020-11-23  1h11m

episode 100: Jimena Canales, "Bedeviled: A Shadow History of Demons in Science" (Princeton UP, 2020)

Just as the demon-haunted world was being exorcized by the enlightening power of reason, a new kind of demon mischievously materialized in the scientific imagination itself....


 2020-11-16  44m