YourFriendlyPhysicist and other NERDS

That's the title of my podcast and here is why: according to the Internet, nerds spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular and non-mainstream activities, which are generally highly abstract, or relating to topics of science fiction and fantasy. 

Isn't that the perfect description of a scientist? Isn't our research highly abstract? Aren't we spending inordinate amounts of our time and energy on realizing things that still are science fiction? 

I can definitely relate with this definition and proudly say: I am a nerd! This podcast is dedicated to all the amazing scientists and their great work out there. I am talking with other nerds about their research and their scientific journey, and what drives them to go out there every day and to do science!

If you want to share your research or other stories, feel free to contact me! ☺️
Episode #1 - Mélanie Clozel: 3D printing in space 🚀

Mélanie is a scientist at the Institute of Material Physics in Space at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne. Her research is about the development of a 3D printer that is able to print metallic tools in space. This way, future astronauts are able to print their own tools and spare parts, either onboard space stations and space ships, or potentially on the moon or other planets. In this episode, Mélanie and I are talking about how to realize experiments in space, what it is like to shoot rockets with scientific equipment and experiments into space, and why you always keep an eye on the locations of the reindeer herds in northern Sweden.

This episode is still in post-production and will appear soon!
Episode #2 - Shambhavi Pratap: My transition from academia to industry 

Shambhavi (or Sana) did her PhD at the Chair of Functional Materials at the Technical University of Munich and decided afterward to leave the academic system for a new adventure in industry. In this episode, Sana and I are talking about her transition from academia to industry, the questions she asked herself and others, the challenges she faced and mastered, and the pro and cons of the academic and industrial system.

This episode is still in post-production and will appear soon!