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Periodic Round Table

Brittany Bonnett and Joel Serrano

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Periodic Round Table

Periodic Round Table

Brittany Bonnett and Joel Serrano

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A podcast by two STEM graduate students that brings sometimes incomprehensible science into an easy-to-digest package and combats misconceptions plaguing our current economic, political, and social landscape.

Latest Episodes

S2E9: Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel

Reproduction: a favorite pastime for many creatures. We talk about the various forms of reproduction, including self-love (aka asexual reproduction), the crazy world of animal sexual behaviors, and some interesting mating rituals.

41 MIN1 w ago
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S2E9: Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel

S2E8: Bring Me That Event Horizon

Black holes are one of the most mysterious and strangest objects in all of space. Once purely theoretical according to general relativity, astronomers now have compelling observational evidence, including direct imaging of the accretion disk around a black hole. In this episode, we’ll get into what a black hole is, how they’re formed, how scientists detect them, and some of the strange physics behind them.

41 MIN2 w ago
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S2E8: Bring Me That Event Horizon

S2E7: A COVID-19 Update

A quick update on the Periodic Round Table concerning COVID-19.

2 MIN2 w ago
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S2E7: A COVID-19 Update

S2E6: Bug Out with Your Mug Out

We interview entomology graduate student Mika Pagani about the creepy-crawlies of our world, and talk about everything from their effects on agriculture to what the coolest bugs undoubtedly are.

48 MINAPR 24
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S2E6: Bug Out with Your Mug Out

S2E5: I Feel the Nafety for Safety

We're all focused on being safe right now with the threat of a pandemic bearing down upon us. But what about lab safety? We sit down with Dr. Brian Tissue to discuss safety in research, academic, and industrial settings.

57 MINAPR 9
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S2E5: I Feel the Nafety for Safety

S2E4: Tech In Spec

With a bit of a delay thanks to our favorite pandemic virus COVID-19, we bring you today's episode with Lee Mason on investing in technology. What are the fastest-growing tech industries and which investment opportunities are the highest risk (or even lowest risk), but highest reward?

40 MINMAR 26
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S2E4: Tech In Spec

S2E3: Making Amends with Pathogens

EWhy does it take so long to get a drug from the research phase to clinical trials to on the market? Why are we losing our fight against bacteria despite the use of antibiotics and hand sanitizers? How can we use microbes to do all of our drug research grunt work for us? Dr. Andrew Lowell answers all of these questions and more on today's episode!

49 MINMAR 6
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S2E3: Making Amends with Pathogens

S2E2: No Reservations About Conservation

EWhat are the solutions to our growing energy crisis? Where are we heading in both best- and worst-case scenarios in terms of energy, climate change, and conservation efforts? What needs to change? We sit down with Dr. Joe Merola, chemistry professor at Virginia Tech, to talk about sustainable energy, both in the present and future.

55 MINMAR 2
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S2E2: No Reservations About Conservation

S2E1: I Can Teach You, But I'd Have to Charge

EWe're back for Season 2 with more interviews! Today, we talk with plasma physicist Petr Cagas about fusion energy, spacecraft thrusters, and the history of plasma physics.

49 MINFEB 22
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S2E1: I Can Teach You, But I'd Have to Charge

S2E0: The Second Season, Like It Or Not, We're Back Again

EWe're back for a second season! More interviews from experts! Better equipment! And most importantly, more segments!

1 MINFEB 13
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S2E0: The Second Season, Like It Or Not, We're Back Again

Latest Episodes

S2E9: Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel

Reproduction: a favorite pastime for many creatures. We talk about the various forms of reproduction, including self-love (aka asexual reproduction), the crazy world of animal sexual behaviors, and some interesting mating rituals.

41 MIN1 w ago
Comments
S2E9: Do It Like They Do On The Discovery Channel

S2E8: Bring Me That Event Horizon

Black holes are one of the most mysterious and strangest objects in all of space. Once purely theoretical according to general relativity, astronomers now have compelling observational evidence, including direct imaging of the accretion disk around a black hole. In this episode, we’ll get into what a black hole is, how they’re formed, how scientists detect them, and some of the strange physics behind them.

41 MIN2 w ago
Comments
S2E8: Bring Me That Event Horizon

S2E7: A COVID-19 Update

A quick update on the Periodic Round Table concerning COVID-19.

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
S2E7: A COVID-19 Update

S2E6: Bug Out with Your Mug Out

We interview entomology graduate student Mika Pagani about the creepy-crawlies of our world, and talk about everything from their effects on agriculture to what the coolest bugs undoubtedly are.

48 MINAPR 24
Comments
S2E6: Bug Out with Your Mug Out

S2E5: I Feel the Nafety for Safety

We're all focused on being safe right now with the threat of a pandemic bearing down upon us. But what about lab safety? We sit down with Dr. Brian Tissue to discuss safety in research, academic, and industrial settings.

57 MINAPR 9
Comments
S2E5: I Feel the Nafety for Safety

S2E4: Tech In Spec

With a bit of a delay thanks to our favorite pandemic virus COVID-19, we bring you today's episode with Lee Mason on investing in technology. What are the fastest-growing tech industries and which investment opportunities are the highest risk (or even lowest risk), but highest reward?

40 MINMAR 26
Comments
S2E4: Tech In Spec

S2E3: Making Amends with Pathogens

EWhy does it take so long to get a drug from the research phase to clinical trials to on the market? Why are we losing our fight against bacteria despite the use of antibiotics and hand sanitizers? How can we use microbes to do all of our drug research grunt work for us? Dr. Andrew Lowell answers all of these questions and more on today's episode!

49 MINMAR 6
Comments
S2E3: Making Amends with Pathogens

S2E2: No Reservations About Conservation

EWhat are the solutions to our growing energy crisis? Where are we heading in both best- and worst-case scenarios in terms of energy, climate change, and conservation efforts? What needs to change? We sit down with Dr. Joe Merola, chemistry professor at Virginia Tech, to talk about sustainable energy, both in the present and future.

55 MINMAR 2
Comments
S2E2: No Reservations About Conservation

S2E1: I Can Teach You, But I'd Have to Charge

EWe're back for Season 2 with more interviews! Today, we talk with plasma physicist Petr Cagas about fusion energy, spacecraft thrusters, and the history of plasma physics.

49 MINFEB 22
Comments
S2E1: I Can Teach You, But I'd Have to Charge

S2E0: The Second Season, Like It Or Not, We're Back Again

EWe're back for a second season! More interviews from experts! Better equipment! And most importantly, more segments!

1 MINFEB 13
Comments
S2E0: The Second Season, Like It Or Not, We're Back Again
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