#16: Clouds ruin EVERYTHING

In Episode 16, Quinn & Brian ask: what's the future of climate modeling? Also, what's a climate model?

Enter Dr. Kate Marvel. She's a climate scientist and a writer. A theoretical physicist by training, she is now an associate research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Because, sure.

Dr. Marvel's research focuses on how human activities affect the climate and what we can expect in the future, using satellite observations, computer models, and basic physics to study the human impact on variables from rainfall patterns to cloud cover.

Listen to the episode here, or read the transcript here.



#12: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic?

In Episode 12, Quinn and Brian ask: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic? Pretty please?

Joining us: Dr. Sam Scarpino, Assistant Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences and Physics and a core faculty member in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University.

We discuss whether, and if so, how advanced algorithms and data science can help predict and prevent the next major pandemic. 

Also, the importance of a liberal arts education, bad wifi in 2018, and my wife’s iPhone. 

Listen here, or read the transcript here.