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Science Showoff – my talk!

Here (at the bottom of this post) is the full talk I gave at Science Showoff on December 7. Notice how I neatly kept it within the allotted 9 minutes! I did cut out about three words where I was bumbling a bit, but otherwise this is the full thing….

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Science Showoff!

Next week, on December 7, I’ll be speaking in London as part of Science Showoff. I’ll have tiny fragments from some of the interviews on here, as well as anecdotes about slightly more famous scientist-musicians.  Some of the other performers that night are actually making music about science, but there’s…

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Soporific seminars

I have a confession to make: I sometimes fall asleep during seminars. I can feel it happening, and try very hard to concentrate, but when the room is dark, and the speaker is mumbling softly, facing the screen instead of the audience, and all the slides are graphs or longwinded…

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LIVE from the Gairdner Lectures: Peto talk

Every year Toronto is host to the Gairdner Awards Many of the award winners are past or future Nobel prize winners (in Medicine). The last two days of the program consist of free public lectures by past winners. The speakers and talks are in such high regard that my supervisor…