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Imperial Podcast: Universal sounds, green growth and invasive species


Using only the most common thousand words in the English language, Dr Roberto Trotta explains 'all you need to know about all-there-is'.

Do green policies mean healthy balance sheets? The Business School’s Ralf Martin assesses the impact of environmental policies on economic growth.

And we go crayfish fishing at Imperial’s Silwood Park campus to learn about invasive species.

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's Science Communication MSc course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with contributions from our roaming reporters from the Research Communications group.

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News: Light activated drugs and science teaching. Sam Wong discusses light activated drugs that could soon be treating diabetes and Caroline Davis chats about new science films that will be used by teachers to help them inspire primary school children.

Explaining the universe using only the most common 1000 words: Why are we here? A very big question for a limited number of words. Dr Roberto Trotta talks to Gail Wilson about writing the long and complicated story of our universe using only the most common thousand words in the English language.

Assessing the impact of climate policy on economic growth: Maxine Myers asks Ralf Martin about his new research examining how green technologies, such as electric cars and renewable power plants, impact innovation and economic growth. 

Crayfish fishing at Silwood Park campus: Gail Wilson meets up with PhD student Sam Lloyd to chat about an invasive species of crayfish found in the pond at Imperial’s Silwood Park campus.


Gail Wilson

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