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Superheroes of Science

Dec 6, 2021

While hypoxia, or the reduced amount of oxygen available in a body of water, is a naturally occurring phenomenon, human impact can make hypoxia worse. Paris Collingsworth, Assistant Research Professor in the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Great Lakes Ecosystems Specialist for the...


Nov 15, 2021

Did you ever wonder how scientists know what rocks are on Mars? Dr. Roger Wiens, PI of the SuperCam instrument on the Perseverance Rover that just landed this year on Mars, explains how it works. Roger also discusses meteorites on Earth from Mars, and the Wiens asteroid. That’s right he even has an asteroid named...


Nov 2, 2021

Dan Cziczo is not only a friend of the Science from the Experts show on Superheroes of Science, he is an atmospheric scientist whose publications have been cited in scientific journals over seven thousand times. Cziczo serves as the current Department Head, as well as Professor, of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric,...


Oct 25, 2021

Aerosols can be naturally existing or man-made, and both types of aerosols exist in our atmosphere. Alexander Laskin, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Purdue University, explains how aerosols are classified, where different types of aerosols can be found throughout the world and the goal of his research in...


Oct 20, 2021

Did you know that a 6 digit passcode takes less than 1 day to crack, while a 10 digit passcode can take several years? Just do not use a phone number, as this can be guessed easily. Nick Egbert joins us from the  Purdue University  Department of Mathematics. Nick is a  PhD candidate who is specializing in cryptography...