Episode 9 - The science of #howatomsmove - with Ekaterina Baibuz


Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

Our guest this week is Ekaterina Baibuz, who works towards her PhD at the University of Helsinki in Materials Physics. She works on simulating the behaviour of materials with computer simulations and is part of a big collaboration that aims at building a new particle accelerator at CERN called Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).
We also have a chance to talk about science communication through various platforms, in particular blogging and social media.

...and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the smallest movie ever made!

Links from this episode:
Ekaterina's SciComm your PhD video about the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC): www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwI1k9aFRwE
The official page for CLIC: clic-study.web.cern.ch
Ekaterina's Telegram channel (in Russian): t.me/ayoungscientistsnotebook
Paper about building a particle detector in a can: aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.4923022 (and arXiv arxiv.org/abs/1509.02379 )
Blogging science on TSB: www.thesciencebasement.org/bloggingscience/
TSB Lego Lab: (coming soon)
A boy and his atom: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSCX78-8-q0
Ekaterina's project on "a boy and his atom": www.skolar.fi/how-computer-simul…help-spy-on-atoms/ (blog post) and vimeo.com/203995700 (video)

Music by Havelocke


Listen to our ninth episode here!