Hiring women in science, poison gas and you can name Pluto

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Artists impression of Pluto

A recent paper suggests that there is no discrimination against women at the hiring stage of a science job. We discuss what these findings might mean and talk about other reasons why women choose not to go further in science careers. With the centenary of World War l upon us, Stu talks about why this war is called the chemists war and the chemical processes and poisonous gases that were used at this time. We talk to researcher Dr Alice Gorman from Flinders University who is a space archaeologist. She talks about how you can participate in a crowd-naming campaign to name features on Pluto. Alice talks about her favourite names suggested for Pluto's features, including a Yolngu word and a Monkey Magic reference.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia and Manisha Bhardwaj.

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