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  • Keeping time with Poonam. S5. Ep2 Podcast

    Talking about all things atomic clocks and time keeping with Poonam Arora, a hidden figure in Indian Physics and maker of India’s first caesium fountain atomic clock.

    September 3rd 2020

  • The nuts and bolts of getting science done

    A tour across some of India’s most sophisticated research facilities guided by the technologists who run these hi-tech spaces.

    August 27th 2020

  • Rachana’s pursuit of the oldest stars in the universe

    An unconventional detour took Rachana Bhatawdekar from an IT job to leading a research group at the European Space Agency. We catch up with her about her recent discovery that took astronomers worldwide by surprise, and much more.

    August 20th 2020

  • Caroline draws stories of the everyday scientist

    Sci-artist Caroline Hu opens up about what it’s like to be a cartoonist in the science world and a scientist in the art world in this insightful Q&A.

    August 4th 2020

  • Salamanders, crickets and zebrafish: Bittu’s journey in science (and gender)

    An evolutionary neuroscientist and a transman, Bittu R. takes us through his journey in science and the experience of being an activist and a scientist at the same time.

    July 31st 2020

  • On to the next dimension with Urbasi. S5. Ep1 Podcast

    On our first episode of our ‘womxn in physics’ podcast series, Aashima talks to quantum technology scientist Urbasi Sinha from Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore.

    July 24th 2020

  • Deepti and her mutant fruit flies

    A facility manager by day and an artist by night, Deepti Trivedi has over the years become a critical part of the research community at BLiSC, Bengaluru.

    July 14th 2020

  • Assimilating the art in science

    TLoS art director Ipsa Jain caught up with comix artist Arghya Manna to discuss what makes SciArt distinct from #SciArt, the deeply personal process of creating, and where it stands in India today.

    July 8th 2020

  • Lying on the forest floor, looking for orchids

    On World Environment Day 2020, conservation ecologist Jis Sebastian reminisces about her time in the Western Ghats, studying the fantastically diverse orchids and what climate change has in store for them.

    June 5th 2020

  • Drawing to coax new scientific questions

    Late into her PhD, biologist Ipsa Jain realised that she did not want to spend her life in a lab. Was it okay then to change her mind and embrace visual arts — something which never failed to make her happy?

    March 25th 2020