Podcasts

Listen to in-depth discussions with the pioneering minds behind some of our most exciting research and discoveries.

Podcasts

Listen to in-depth discussions with the pioneering minds behind some of our most exciting research and discoveries.

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11 Jun 2019
Podcast: Security expert on training 21st century cyber soldiers
The cost of cyber crime globally is projected to reach US$2 trillion this year, and a massive shortfall in Australian cyber security workers could leave us vulnerable to attack. Here's how Macquarie University is helping build Australia’s next

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03 May 2019
Podcast: Hypnosis breakthrough in changing ingrained behaviour
Hypnosis is sometimes dismissed as a stage act or quick fix for those looking to quit smoking, without people realising that as a scientific discipline it can give fascinating insights into the inner workings of the mind and have tangible

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20 Nov 2018
Leading Lights: Cities need more rooftop gardens
Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman is Head of Macquarie University's Department of Biological Sciences, leader of the Green Cities Project, board member of the Royal Botanic Gardens, and all-around hero of the garden. Discussing the 'Living

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28 Mar 2018
Evolution redefined: humans are older than we thought
Did you know that Hobbits exist outside of fiction? Recent discoveries have thrown a spanner in the work of how we once understood the timeline of human evolution.

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20 Mar 2018
The new Big Bang theory: what to know about a neutron star collision
Macquarie astrophysicists explain how an explosion triggered by the collision of neutron stars 130 million years ago was detected for the first time, and why this astonishing event has made global headlines.

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08 Feb 2018
The story behind the world-first 3D map of the Milky Way
Professor Richard de Grijs is part of a team of astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences who have created the first accurate 3D map of the galaxy we call home. He discusses with host Sean Britten how the new map may

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30 Jan 2018
Robert Pfeifer explains how quantum computing is in the stars
Science fiction or science fact? Quantum computing is a little of both. We break down the complex but vital work of harnessing the unpredictable and enormous power of what lies within an atom.

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29 Jan 2018
The new Big Bang theory: what we know about the Neutron Star Collision
Macquarie astrophysicists explain how an explosion triggered by the collision of neutron stars 130 million years ago was detected for the first time, and why this astonishing event has made global headlines.

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25 Jan 2018
Astrophysicist Lee Spitler tackles the question of life in space
We journey to the final frontier with Dr Lee Spitler and discuss life among the stars and ask him to tackle the age-old question: are there extra-terrestrial lifeforms out there?