scientists at work

By Roger Frost

scientists talk about their work and tell how maths, physics, chemistry and biology are put to use in ways they never told us about at school. Our scientists work in health, business and in University research but they also use science in places we had never thought of. Collect the set of 70 and share to drive STEM education & careers. Interviews by Roger Frost, Chris Creese and the Cambridge 105 radio science show team.

  1. 1.
    scientist 01: the cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil (2012)
    12:33
  2. 2.
    scientist 02: the diet doctor – promoting a Mediterranean diet (2012)
    14:47
  3. 3.
    scientist 03: the inventor – making an IR camera for art museums (2012)
    9:52
  4. 4.
    scientist 04: the technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception (2012)
    14:12
  5. 5.
    Roger Frost & Chris Creese on Cambridge radio breakfast show
    20:38
  6. 6.
    scientist 05: the science teacher – writing a dictionary of science jargon
    15:02
  7. 7.
    scientist 06: the conservation scientist – about the IUCN (2012)
    11:55
  8. 8.
    scientist 07: the gardener – weeds and herbicides (2012)
    13:33
  1. 9.
    scientist 08: the journal editor – parasitology and parasites (2012)
    12:33
  2. 10.
    scientist 09: the statistician – choosing a university (2012)
    10:31
  3. 11.
    scientist 10: the entrepreneur – purifying water from fracking shale (2012)
    11:19
  4. 12.
    scientist 11: the building scientist – home energy use (2012)
    12:16
  5. 13.
    scientist 12: the materials scientist – properties of materials (2012)
    8:01
  6. 14.
    scientist 13: the architect – Cambridge eco-homes (2012)
    14:46
  7. 15.
    scientist 14: the home insulation advisor – heat loss from houses (2012)
    10:17
  8. 16.
    scientist 15: the Antarctic scientist – hydrothermal vents (2012)
    10:56
  9. 17.
    scientist 16: the chocolatier – making chocolate (2012)
    11:36
  10. 18.
    scientist 17: the plant scientist – plants coping with drought (2012)
    10:24
  11. 19.
    scientist 18: the data logger company – agriculture (2012)
    13:38
  12. 20.
    scientist 19: the sun seeker – travel advice (2012)
    13:31
  13. 21.
    scientist 20: the water company – supplying a city with water (2012)
    14:04
  14. 22.
    scientist 21: the experimental psychologist – Alzheimers disease – love addiction (2012)
    15:21
  15. 23.
    scientist 22: the bird watcher – Cambridgeshire wetland birds (2012)
    10:50
  16. 24.
    scientist 23: the engineer – Bloodhound the fastest car on earth (2012)
    11:41
  17. 25.
    scientist 24: the ecologist – phenology and public involvement in research (2012)
    12:54
  18. 26.
    scientist 25: the computer scientist – big aims for the tiny Raspberry Pi computer (2012)
    17:20
  19. 27.
    scientist 26: the ecology researcher – Marten Scheffer critical transitions (2012)
    15:25
  20. 28.
    scientist 27: the conservation scientist – Andrew Balmford has Wild Hope (2012)
    20:43
  21. 29.
    scientist 28: the ice chemist – Robert Mulvanney at British Antarctic Survey (2012)
    21:31
  22. 30.
    scientist 29: the eco-home builder – solar panels by Polysolar (2013)
    19:06
  23. 31.
    scientist 30: the social psychologist – cleanliness and perception (2012)
    13:02
  24. 32.
    scientist 31: the science outreacher at Cambridge science centre (2012)
    16:08
  25. 33.
    scientist 32: the experimental psychologist – Cambridge Cognition tests for Alzheimers disease (2012)
    17:30
  26. 34.
    scientist 33: the entrepreneur – Felix Baumgartner’s skyjump (2012)
    16:01
  27. 35.
    scientist 34: the atmospheric scientist – John Pyle & atmospheric ozone (2012)
    16:43
  28. 36.
    scientist 35: the biotechnologist – Difinigen clone liver cells for pharmacology (2013)
    16:17
  29. 37.
    scientist 36: the research biotechnologist – Alan Tunnacliffe & the bdelloid rotifer (2013)
    17:27
  30. 38.
    scientist 37: the farmer – catchment sensitive farming (2013)
    14:00
  31. 39.
    scientist 38: the bee keeper – Steve Poyser making honey (2012)
    20:56
  32. 40.
    scientist 39: the plant breeder – Gillian Covey developing wheat at KWS (2013)
    17:55
  33. 41.
    scientist 40: the science presenter – the ugly animal society – Simon Watt (2013)
    9:04
  34. 42.
    scientist 41: the earth scientist – British Antarctic Survey and the ionosphere (2013)
    16:34
  35. 43.
    scientist 42: the clinical immunologist – Mark Larche on pet and grass allergies (2013)
    22:38
  36. 44.
    scientist 43: the virologist – Derek Smith influenza mutation and vaccination (2013)
    29:38
  37. 45.
    scientist 44: the entrepreneur – water and fracking for oil and gas (2013)
    27:57
  38. 46.
    scientist 45: the headteacher – a science technical college UTC Cambridge (2012)
    21:35
  39. 47.
    scientist 46: the bioengineer – Michelle Oyen develops and uses new materials (2012)
    22:49
  40. 48.
    scientist 47: the drug discovery chemist – how medicines are discovered (2012)
    16:20
  41. 49.
    scientist 48: the religious paleontologist – Rob Asher on evolution and belief (2013)
    25:59
  42. 50.
    scientist 49: the building scientist – heat pumps and an eco-home (2012)
    10:19

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