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R.Science is the Royal Society's main podcast. Each month we bring you the latest news on the wide range of activities happening at the Society.
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March 2014: Our physics special

31 March, 2014 - 18:32

This month we take a look at all things physics. We join the latest winner of the Michael Faraday Prize to talk about our asymmetric universe, discuss the future of the Higgs boson with some global leaders in particle physics and discover some surprising  applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques.

0:58 Dr Fabiola Gianotti discusses the impact of the discovery of the Higgs boson and what we are doing moving forward

3.22 Professor Tejinder Virdee FRS talks about the incredible efforts and achievements behind the experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

8.09 Professor Frank Close OBE, winner of the 2013 Michael Faraday Prize, tells us about our asymmetric universe and why science communication is so important

15.16 Professor Lynn Gladden CBE FREng FRS reveals the novel potential of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and how it can be applied in the fields of physical sciences and engineering

19.58 Professor Frank Close OBE tells us, why science?

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Categories: Education

February 2014: Climate science special

27 February, 2014 - 13:22

This month’s episode is a climate science special, as the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences release a joint publication outlining the evidence for and causes of climate change, offering an accessible overview of climate-change science. In this episiode, find out more about this joint report from the lead UK scientist, discover to what extent – if any – extreme weather events experienced here in the UK can be attributed to climate change, and find out what we may be able to do to mediate and prepare for further impacts of climate change.

0:35 Professor Eric Wolff FRS talks about the joint Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences publication

4:25 Youba Sokona discusses the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

7:31 Professor Mark Pelling talks about the difficulties in what can and can’t be attributed to the effects of climate change

9:35 Professor Georgina Mace CBE FRS discusses the options we have to deal with climate change in the future

14:21 Professor Saiful Islam talks about his work in computational chemistry and how this can assist in our efforts to live a little ‘greener’.

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Categories: Education

January 2014: A taste of the Royal Society’s public events

29 January, 2014 - 17:13

This month, we give you an insight into the various types of public events we hold at the Royal Society throughout the year. These cover a wide range of topics, from space to microbiology. Find out more about the giant planets in one of our  Café Scientifique discussions, discover whether we are losing or winning against the spread of infectious diseases through a public lecture and get a peek at the future of the internet with one of our award winners.

01:13 Dr Christopher Arridge talks about the giant planets of the solar system

06:17 Professor Christopher Dye FRS on the fight against infectious diseases

13:21 Dr Serge Abiteboul, winner of the Milner Award, on the web and computer science

17:37 Professor Chris Dye tells us why science?

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Categories: Education

December 2013: Skills for Scientists – Careers Special

19 December, 2013 - 11:49

This month, we’re look at some of the skills scientists can develop outside of their labs, which can help them in their careers. You can hear from participants in two of the training courses we run, on media skills and leadership effectiveness. We also handed the microphone over to some budding scientists, who had had the chance to “Ask a scientist” some questions themselves. Finally, we caught up with participants in the Royal Society’s Pairing Scheme, which matches research scientists with MPs, senior civil servants and Lords.

00:45 Dr Vardis Ntoukakis and Dr Elisa Antolin tell us about their experience at the Royal Society Media Skills training day.

05:20 We hear from recent attendees at the Royal Society’s residential training course in Leadership Effectiveness at Chicheley Hall.

12:52 Students from Brittania Village School interview Chris Harrison from the University of Durham,

17:29 Students from Wimbledon College interview Paul Kirk, a mathematician from Imperial College.

20:22 We catch up with scientists and MPs taking part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme.

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Categories: Education

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