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Interview with Brian Wecht

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Brian Wecht is a theoretical physicist with a degree in jazz composition, as well as one half of the comedy duo Ninja Sex Party. This is a shortened version of a much longer interview, in which he talks about students recognizing him from YouTube, combining an academic day job with comedy in the evenings, and choosing between a PhD in…

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Interview with Philip Howie

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Phil Howie is involved in several Cambridge orchestras, but during the day he’s a materials scientist who just finished his PhD. This is a fragment of a conversation we had, in which he talks about the various instruments he plays, and how he combines music and science in his life.

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Interview with Michelle Oyen

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Michelle Oyen is a lecturer in bioengineering at Cambridge University. You may have come across her name earlier this year, when this video about her lab’s Lego robots was doing the rounds, or in the subsequent Wired article. She’s also a musician (from a very musical family), and almost did a double major in music and engineering, so I asked…

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Interview with Boyan Bonev

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I met Boyan at a biology workshop in September. As part of the workshop, all thirty participants had to introduce themselves using two slides. The first slide had to be about your work, and the second had to include some interesting non-science-related fact about you. Strangely, only two of the participants mentioned a music-related fact. That’s below what you’d expect…

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The Sci Foo Files 2010 – Part 2: Stephon Alexander

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When I hosted the scientists/musicians session at Sci Foo 2010, I had left a recorder running. Unfortunately, it ran out of batteries halfway through, and after recovering the files, I noticed it was missing a large chunk of Stephon Alexander’s fabulous talk about a three dimensional circle of fifths. (No, it’s not a circle if it’s three dimensional, but that’s…

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Interview with me

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Remember the interview with Princess Ojiaku? She has also been interviewing scientist-musicians, and she interviewed me as well. We did the interview about a year ago, but it’s now up on her site.

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The SciFoo Files 2010 – Part 1: Hari Manoharan

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Oh dear, has it really been a year? In the summer of 2010 I was at Sci Foo camp – a gathering for scientists, writers, computer geeks, artists, and likeminded folk. Somehow, an entire year has passed since then, and Sci Foo 2011 is currently underway, but I never got around to uploading the wonderful things I have from last…

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Interview with Baba Brinkman

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After talking to several musicians who had a formal background in science, I thought it was time to interview someone who ended up in science communication by way of music. Listen to find out how Baba Brinkman “evolved” from medieval literature scholar to evolution rapper: [audio:http://easternblot.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/baba-brinkman-for-blog.mp3|titles=Baba Brinkman for blog] Baba is currently currently working on adapting his “Rap Guide to…

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Interview with Helen Arney

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Helen Arney is a comedian who sings hilarious songs about dates gone wrong, unfortunate romantic gestures, biology, ostheopaths, and statistics… We talked about her background in science, about giving audiences something to think about, and the scientific experimental aspect of comedy. [audio:http://easternblot.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/helen-arney-interview-final.mp3|titles=Helen Arney Interview] And two songs – one slightly geekier than the other, but both are hilarious:

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Interview with Martin Archer

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By day, Martin Archer is a PhD student in space plasma physics. By night, he entertains Londoners as a DJ for the radio station Kiss 100. Those may sound like two entirely unrelated pursuits, but Martin is now combining both careers in an upcoming project called DJ Physics, in collaboration with the Royal Institution. We talked about that, as well…

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