As part of Australian Science Week 2018 I spent seven hours on a bus to talk for 8 minutes about nuclear physics in a pub in Sydney. Totally worth it. Apologies for the terrible lighting – there may be a better video on the way. Also, occasional swearing!
Sunday Brunch is the Sunday morning show on ABC Canberra 666, hosted by the fantastic Lish Fejer. Colleague and Nanda Dasgupta and I were recently invited on to talk about Alchemy – the ancient art of transforming lead into gold. Whilst I wouldn’t consider myself an alchemist, a lot of what we do in nuclear physics does involve transforming one element into another.
Don’t you just wish nuclear data was more colourful? A bit more joyful? Presented with a dash of whimsy, whilst being reliably available?
Ed Simpson is nuclear physicist at the Australian National University, researching nuclear collisions and their application to new element creation, particle-beam cancer therapy, and space radiation. He is a former Australian Science Policy Fellow, having worked on science policy at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
This blog collects his various exploits in physics and science communication, with the odd diversion into web design and photography.