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Eavesdrop on Experts

Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time

  1. Listen2 October 2019 – Art, Art History, Culture, Islamic Art

    The oddities of existing things

    Lecturer in Islamic Art, Professor Stefano Carboni discusses a key piece of Islamic literature that attempted to catalogue life, universe and everything.

  2. Listen18 September 2019 – Aged Care, Dementia, Music, Music Therapy, Neuroscience

    Finding memories in music

    University of Melbourne music therapist Professor Felicity Baker uses singing and songwriting to ease the behavioural and emotional symptoms of dementia.

  3. Listen4 September 2019 – Human rights, Law, Social Justice, Social Media, Technology

    Bringing democracy to the internet

    University of Melbourne graduate Lizzie O’Shea says that we should look to histories of computing and social movements in order to determine our digital future.

  1. Listen21 August 2019 – Brain, Memory, Schizophrenia

    Delving into memory to understand schizophrenia

    Impaired memory is a symptom of schizophrenia; University of Melbourne PhD student Cassandra Wannan has identified in the brain new clues as what is going on

  2. Listen7 August 2019 – Astrophysics, Moon, Physics, Planets, Quantum Physics

    The frontiers of physics: From planets to photons

    University of Melbourne physicist Professor David Jamieson takes us on a journey of his research; from Galileo’s historic discoveries to quantum computing.

  3. Listen24 July 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Indigenous, Indigenous Astronomy

    Indigenous astronomy

    University of Melbourne's Duane Hamacher works with communities to increase the representation of Indigenous astronomy and astrophysics

  4. Listen10 July 2019 – Brain, Immune, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroscience, STEM

    Investigating the brain’s insulation

    Following his uncle’s brain injury, University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr David Gonsalvez now researches the way brain cells function in diseases like MS.

  5. Listen26 June 2019 – Commuting, Culture, Migration, Travel, anthropology

    Movement, mobility and identity

    University of Melbourne anthropologist Andrew Dawson has taken to the road, joining people in cars and on buses to better understand culture and communities.

  6. Listen12 June 2019 – Genes, Genetic Disease, Genetics, Genomics, Medicine

    The genomic clues to disease

    Professor Clara Gaff has moved Genomics out of research into patient care, identifying gene changes that can help with the treatment of genetic diseases.