Perpetual Notion Machine
Tonight, PNM’er Matthew Zmudka interviewed two grad students on campus, Andrew Reidenbach and Danielle Lohman from the UW-Madison Biochemistry Department. They study mitochondria in Associate Professor David Pagliarini’s lab, which has many separate research projects. Mitochondria are organisms found in most cells in the body, and are in simple terms responsible for converting “food” into […]
Tonight’s show deviated from the norm. Instead of talking about science, we talked about us, the Perpetual Notion Machine, putting science on the radio. The guests tonight were the current volunteers on PNM – Dennis Shaffer, Bill Scanlon, Jim Carrier, Matthew Zmudka, and Kaitlin Stack Whitney. Our goal is to try to generate interest in […]
Tonight’s show is about pollination and the wild and managed pollinators that provide this important ecosystem service. Our producer and host is Kaitlin Stack Whitney and our show was engineered by Dennis Shaffer.
Our guests are Dr. Christina Locke, a postdoctoral researcher, and Kiley Friedrich, a graduate student – both in the entomology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
What makes the banjo ring? Explore one theory in this fascinating interview with Nobel Laureate David Politzer, a banjo player and theoretical physics professor at Cal Tech. He discusses the physics of the banjo with Jim Carrier. Dr. Politzer knows quarks – and the five string! His interview is interspersed with sound files of frequency […]
On this episode of PNM, reporter Matthew Zmudka had two completely different segments: -A reflection on his experience taking an online course entitled “Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes”, with an interview of course coordinator Margaret Mooney. -An interview with UW-Madison researcher Graham Erwin, discussing the process of DNA transcription, how that is […]
In the early 1960’s, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram devised a series of experiments to test a person’s willingness to obey orders from an “experimenter.”