Colm is currently working on a PhD at NYU's Physics Dept, and so is one of the active scientists on the team. He spends his time thinking hard about whether he should put quotation marks around the words "working," "active" and "scientist" when describing what he does. Colm is also the only non-US national, and he figures that the only reason he's on the radio is his Irish accent. This feature - arguably his best - will therefore be preserved in his "radio voice," which is otherwise a work in progress.
Listen to Colm's Shows
This week we've got a grab bag here at the Doppler Effect. First we hear from our newest Doppler Effecter... Doppler Effectorite... Doppler Effectee... er... our newest host: Jon Chang. He tells us about how scientists are using fMRI's to study jazz. Then, Chuck Furlong takes us on a trip waaaaay out to a potential exoplanet. And finally, Colm explains to Rose why she folds her pizza like that. (hint: it's physics!)
Lights, camera, earthquake? Rose looks at some weird lights that happen around earthquakes. Then Rose and Colm bring you some music about science.
We start with an interview about what science doesn't know, move on to some eerie space sounds, and finish with the most expensive cup of coffee in the world. Listen here.
This week, we hear about baby goats, a mysterious planetary light, and Rose rambles about science sounds. Listen here.