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Big Ideas Science offers lectures on a wide range of scientific disciplines from quantum physics and climate science to neuroscience and mathematical art. The speakers presented here are guaranteed to get anyone interested in science thinking big.

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Big Ideas Science offers lectures on a wide range of scientific disciplines from quantum physics and climate science to neuroscience and mathematical art. The speakers presented here are guaranteed to get anyone interested in science thinking big.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-04-27 23:45
last episode published
2013-06-01 04:30
publication frequency
5.5 days
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Number of Episodes
206
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1.06.2013

Harvey Brown on the Concepts of Time and Motion

Focusing on the work of Galileo, Newton, Descartes and Einstein, Harvey Brown examines the evolution of thinking about the surprisingly difficult concepts of time and motion.
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31.05.2013

Harvey Brown on the Concepts of Time and Motion

Focusing on the work of Galileo, Newton, Descartes and Einstein, Harvey Brown examines the evolution of thinking about the surprisingly difficult concepts of time and motion.
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18.05.2013

Daniel Gottesman on Quantum Computing

Daniel Gottesman of the Perimeter Institute discusses quantum computing and the cryptographic protocols that use quantum physics, and that one day will protect all that which we would want to stay secret.
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17.05.2013

Daniel Gottesman on Quantum Computing

Daniel Gottesman of the Perimeter Institute discusses quantum computing and the cryptographic protocols that use quantum physics, and that one day will protect all that which we would want to stay secret.
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4.05.2013

Jeffrey Rosenthal on The Curious World of Probabilities

The author of Struck by Lightning - and the statistician who crunched the numbers to reveal that a statistically improbable number of lottery retailers were winning major prizes in Ontario - Jeffrey Rosenthal guides us through the maze of numbers and p...
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3.05.2013

Jeffrey Rosenthal on The Curious World of Probabilities

The author of Struck by Lightning - and the statistician who crunched the numbers to reveal that a statistically improbable number of lottery retailers were winning major prizes in Ontario - Jeffrey Rosenthal guides us through the maze of numbers and p...
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20.04.2013

Janna Levin on her book Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

Janna Levin on her book Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the story of two great mathematicians, Kurt Godel and Alan Turing. They were men who had the capacity to think about the most abstract of mathematical truths but had very limited abilities when ...
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19.04.2013

Janna Levin on her book Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

Janna Levin on her book Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the story of two great mathematicians, Kurt Godel and Alan Turing. They were men who had the capacity to think about the most abstract of mathematical truths but had very limited abilities when ...
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6.04.2013

Nima Arkani-Hamed on the Large Hadron Collider

Nima Arkani-Hamed on the Large Hadron Collider and the Future of Fundamental Physics. Located on the Swiss-French border, the Large Hadron Collider is a circular tunnel 27 km in circumference. It will allow physicists to probe the constituent parts of ...
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5.04.2013

Nima Arkani-Hamed on the Large Hadron Collider

Nima Arkani-Hamed on the Large Hadron Collider and the Future of Fundamental Physics. Located on the Swiss-French border, the Large Hadron Collider is a circular tunnel 27 km in circumference. It will allow physicists to probe the constituent parts of ...
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23.03.2013

William Rees on Environmental Economics

Ecological footprint is an idea originated by William Rees, an environmental economist from the University of British Columbia. If you need a primer in environmental economics, this lecture is for you.
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22.03.2013

William Rees on Environmental Economics

Ecological footprint is an idea originated by William Rees, an environmental economist from the University of British Columbia. If you need a primer in environmental economics, this lecture is for you.
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9.03.2013

Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research

Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research and one of the organizers of the annual Ig-Nobel Prize ceremonies at Harvard University, discusses the work of scientists and academics that, "first makes you laugh, and then makes you think".
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8.03.2013

Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research

Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research and one of the organizers of the annual Ig-Nobel Prize ceremonies at Harvard University, discusses the work of scientists and academics that, "first makes you laugh, and then makes you think".
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23.02.2013

Ken Cramer on Alfred Adler

Ken Cramer - Psychology, University of Windsor -on Alfred Adler: The Most Famous Personality Theorist You Likely Never Heard Of
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22.02.2013

Ken Cramer on Alfred Adler

Ken Cramer - Psychology, University of Windsor -on Alfred Adler: The Most Famous Personality Theorist You Likely Never Heard Of
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9.02.2013

Susannah Varmuza on the evolving field of Epigenetics

University of Toronto Zoology researcher, Susannah Varmuza, discusses the evolving field of Epigenetics and what research into such things as mouse coat colour is telling scientists about the age-old "nature versus nurture" debate.
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8.02.2013

Susannah Varmuza on the evolving field of Epigenetics

University of Toronto Zoology researcher, Susannah Varmuza, discusses the evolving field of Epigenetics and what research into such things as mouse coat colour is telling scientists about the age-old "nature versus nurture" debate.
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26.01.2013

Clare Hasenkampf on Chromosomes Dividing

Clare Hasenkampf of the Biology Department at University of Toronto Scarborough presents her lecture Chromosomes Dividing: How It Is Done and Why It Matters.
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26.01.2013

Clare Hasenkampf profile - plant biology research

Clare Hasenkampf from the Biology Department at University of Toronto Scarborough is profiled. Hasenkampf's plant biology research and her passion for New Orleans cooking are featured.
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25.01.2013

Clare Hasenkampf on Chromosomes Dividing

Clare Hasenkampf of the Biology Department at University of Toronto Scarborough presents her lecture Chromosomes Dividing: How It Is Done and Why It Matters.
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25.01.2013

Clare Hasenkampf profile - plant biology research

Clare Hasenkampf from the Biology Department at University of Toronto Scarborough is profiled. Hasenkampf's plant biology research and her passion for New Orleans cooking are featured.
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12.01.2013

Oliver Sacks on Musicophilia

Neurologist and best-selling author, Oliver Sacks, discusses his book Musicophilia. and the ways our brains interact with and understand music.
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11.01.2013

Oliver Sacks on Musicophilia

Neurologist and best-selling author, Oliver Sacks, discusses his book Musicophilia. and the ways our brains interact with and understand music.
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27.12.2012

Jill Tarter on the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

Dr. Jill Tarter, Director at the Centre for SETI Research, discusses the ongoing Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and how new tools including the Allen Telescope Array and the Keplar Spacecraft are helping to make the search much more likely t...
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26.12.2012

Jill Tarter on the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

Dr. Jill Tarter, Director at the Centre for SETI Research, discusses the ongoing Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and how new tools including the Allen Telescope Array and the Keplar Spacecraft are helping to make the search much more likely t...
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15.12.2012

Rupinder Brar profile - Astronomy and political aspirations

Rupinder Brar (Physics - University of Ontario Institute of Technology) is profiled, focusing on his interest in astronomy, his desire to be an astronaut and his political aspirations.
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15.12.2012

Rupinder Brar on Relativity, Einstein, and How to Stay Young

Rupinder Brar lectures on the topic of Einstein's special relativity theory and it's explanation of time dilation and simultaneity. The lecture is entitled Relativity, Einstein, the Speed of Light and How to Stay Young.
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14.12.2012

Rupinder Brar on Relativity, Einstein, and How to Stay Young

Rupinder Brar lectures on the topic of Einstein's special relativity theory and it's explanation of time dilation and simultaneity. The lecture is entitled Relativity, Einstein, the Speed of Light and How to Stay Young.
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14.12.2012

Rupinder Brar profile - Astronomy and political aspirations

Rupinder Brar (Physics - University of Ontario Institute of Technology) is profiled, focusing on his interest in astronomy, his desire to be an astronaut and his political aspirations.
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1.12.2012

Julian Barbour on Does Time Exist?

Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of The End of Time, addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of...
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30.11.2012

Julian Barbour on Does Time Exist?

Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of The End of Time, addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of...
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17.11.2012

Jacalyn Duffin on the History of the Stethoscope

Jacalyn Duffin of the Department of Medicine at Queen's University on History of the Stethoscope and the Meaning of Life.
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17.11.2012

Jacalyn Duffin profile - History of Medicine

Jacalyn Duffin from the Department of Medicine at Queen's University is profiled. She discusses her teaching style and how she ended up researching the history of medicine.
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16.11.2012

Jacalyn Duffin on the History of the Stethoscope

Jacalyn Duffin of the Department of Medicine at Queen's University on History of the Stethoscope and the Meaning of Life.
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16.11.2012

Jacalyn Duffin profile - History of Medicine

Jacalyn Duffin from the Department of Medicine at Queen's University is profiled. She discusses her teaching style and how she ended up researching the history of medicine.
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3.11.2012

Doug Richards profile - Concussion research

Doug Richards from the Physical Education& Health department at University of Toronto St. George is profiled. Richards' concussion research, his passion for photography and cycling are featured.
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3.11.2012

Doug Richards on Stretching: The Truth

Doug Richards from the Physical Education& Health department at University of Toronto St. George on Stretching: The Truth. Richards discusses the science and the fiction of the benefits of stretching prior to exercise.
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2.11.2012

Doug Richards on Stretching: The Truth

Doug Richards from the Physical Education & Health department at University of Toronto St. George on Stretching: The Truth. Richards discusses the science and the fiction of the benefits of stretching prior to exercise.
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2.11.2012

Doug Richards profile - Concussion research

Doug Richards from the Physical Education & Health department at University of Toronto St. George is profiled. Richards' concussion research, his passion for photography and cycling are featured.
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27.10.2012

Iain McGilchrist on the divided brain's impact on our world

Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a renowned psychiatrist and author. Drawing from his book, "The Master and his Emissary", McGilchrist explores how the divided brain is shaping modern civilization. His lecture was delivered at McMaster University in Hamilton, ...
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26.10.2012

Iain McGilchrist on the divided brain's impact on our world

Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a renowned psychiatrist and author. Drawing from his book, "The Master and his Emissary", McGilchrist explores how the divided brain is shaping modern civilization. His lecture was delivered at McMaster University in Hamilton, ...
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20.10.2012

Don Kurtz on Stellar Seismology

Don Kurtz, of the University of Central Lancashire, discusses asteroseismology in a lecture entitled Songs of the Stars: The Real Music of the Spheres. He explains how sound waves are helping to locate distant Earth-like planets, study solar storms and...
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19.10.2012

Don Kurtz on Stellar Seismology

Don Kurtz, of the University of Central Lancashire, discusses asteroseismology in a lecture entitled Songs of the Stars: The Real Music of the Spheres. He explains how sound waves are helping to locate distant Earth-like planets, study solar storms and...
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6.10.2012

Virginia Walker on HIV, Parasites and the Exhausted Immune S

Virginia Walker from the Biology Department at Queen's University presents her competition lecture entitled HIV, Parasites and the Exhausted Immune System.
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6.10.2012

Virginia Walker profile - teaching biology, women's hockey

Virginia Walker discusses her involvement in women's hockey, attending school in Nova Scotia and her love of research.
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6.10.2012

Michael Persinger profile - Neuroscience research

Profile of Dr. Michael Persinger focussing on his research into brain stimulation to recreate drug experiences.
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6.10.2012

Michael Persinger on Psychotropic Drugs

Dr. Michael Persinger, (Laurentian University - Neuroscience) winner of the 2007 Best Lecturer Competition, on Psychotropic Drugs.
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5.10.2012

Virginia Walker profile - teaching biology, women's hockey

Virginia Walker discusses her involvement in women's hockey, attending school in Nova Scotia and her love of research.
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5.10.2012

Virginia Walker on HIV, Parasites and the Exhausted Immune S

Virginia Walker from the Biology Department at Queen's University presents her competition lecture entitled HIV, Parasites and the Exhausted Immune System.
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