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Ep. 58: Dark matter, deep learning, and astrophysics with Aleksandra Ćiprijanović.

Aleksandra Ćiprijanović is a postdoctoral research associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where she works for the Scientific Computing Division on the High-velocity Artificial Intelligence project. More broadly, she is interested in applying machine learning and data science to astronomy, cosmology, and high-energy physics.

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Ep. 51: Tim Errington on reproducibility and the science of science.

Tim Errington is the Director of Research at the Center for Open Science where he leads the centers’ metascience research efforts. He and his team also conduct evaluations of initiatives intended to increase the openness, rigor, and reproducibility of research, such as Open Science Badges and Registered Reports.

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Ep. 50: Velina Tchakarova on geopolitics and the world after COVID.

Velina Tchakarova is the Director at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna, Austria. Her work includes research, consulting and lectures on Global System Transformation and geostrategy of global actors, particularly the EU's role in Eastern Europe.

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Ep. 48: Geoff Anders on knowledge and its role in society.

Geoff is the Founder and Executive Director of Leverage Research, a research institute that studies and supports early stage science.

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Ep. 47: Dr. Peter Langland-Hassan on imagination, philosophy, and technology.

Dr. Langland-Hassan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati.

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Ep 43: Gary Wolf on the Quantified Self movement.

We spoke with quantified self cofounder Gary Wolf on self-tracking, the philosophy of science, and learning about yourself through personal data.

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Ep 42: Philip Rosedale on Second Life, virtual worlds, and economic systems.

Philip Rosedale is a serial entrepreneur whose lifelong passion for using virtual technology to connect people led to his founding Second Life in 1999.

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Ep 41: Complexity science and its applications with Geoffrey West.

Geoffrey West is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests are in fundamental questions across physics, biology and the social sciences.

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Ep 38: Kurtis Lockhart on charter cities and the future of governance.

Kurtis Lockhart is a PhD candidate at Oxford, and Head of Research at the Charter Cities Institute. His research interests focus on the political economy of development.

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