Podcast Episode 6: Oindrila and Philine – STEMme #1

In our sixth episode, we have Oindrila Ghosh and Philine van Vliet, two doctoral researchers in Theoretical High-Energy Physics, present the very first episode of the STEMme podcast, where they discuss the recent debate between experimentalists and theorists regarding the magnetic moment of the muon.

Oindrila and Philine, together with Michael, are recording episode 6 of the Science Chatter Hamburg POdcast, which also is the first episode of “The STEMme Podcast”.

Wait – Is this still Science Chatter Hamburg or a new show now?

Well, it’s both. Episodes 6 and 7 of the Science Chatter Hamburg podcast are also episodes 1 and 2 of the STEMme podcast (pronounced simply as “STEM”). So in a way Science Chatter Hamburg gets it’s first spin-off show and we love it! When Oindrila and Philine learned about our podcast workshop and the Science Chatter Hamburg project they were very excited and eager to join. This is because they have in fact been contemplating to start their own podcast since months. So the workshop of the PIER Education Platform with Theresa and Michael was the perfect occasion for them to really get it started and now, they proudly present to you:

The STEMme podcast

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Philine
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Oindrila

Oindrila is a doctoral research associate in Astroparticle Physics at the University of Hamburg. Philine is a doctoral researcher in Theoretical Physics at the Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg. They joined forces to create the STEMme podcast, with your fortnightly dose of the most exciting science news from around the globe. When they are not discussing the hot topics in science among themselves, they bring you in-depth interviews with young and seasoned researchers across all disciplines in natural science and technology.

Content of this Episode

How do we search for physics beyond the Standard Model? What can we learn from the muon, the heavier cousin of the well-known electron? What happens when experimentalists and theorists start to disagree? And how do you move a gigantic particle collider across the US? The STEMme podcast will take you into the world of elementary particle physics, where everything is neatly ordered but still full of questions and confusions. In this episode, we unravel the mystery of the muon magnetic moment, and discuss a groundbreaking old-but-new experiment.

Theresa Schredelseker

As a molecular biologist by training, Theresa is currently trying to share her enthusiasm for science communication with early career researchers at DESY and Uni Hamburg.

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