The World Around Us

by Jake Chidiac

Hello ! This podcast is intended to expand our knowledge of the world around us and expose us to the wonderful people who compose it ! It is extraordinarily easy to meet people in a somewhat tangential fashion, never really uncovering the intricacies of their personalities and what they are interested in. My name is Jake and I am a Bachelor of advanced science student at the University of Sydney. Consequently, I will be aimin ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Getting to know - Helen Johnston

    Getting to know - Helen Johnston

    Today we interview Helen Johnston, an associate professor of astronomy at the University of Sydney !We discuss Helens work in binary star systems and the investigation of neutron stars, discuss her time spent studying abroad, investigate the real life processes that physicists use to observe and determine the properties of objects long distances away in space and more !We could talk with Helen for hours so if you have any questions you would like Helen to answer (preferably physics related and more directly astronomy related!) please email them to,

  • Getting to know - George Andrew

    Getting to know - George Andrew

    Today we hang out with on of our previous teachers George ! George has done amazing research throughout his life as a biologist and is still actively participating in research today. We discuss the concepts of recombinant DNA technology, vaccinations, million year old bacteria, Georges work and other concepts fundamental to our current understanding of biology. We even discuss the real life consequences of a 'blade runner' type scenario on planet Earth and its consequences on society and biological life.

  • Getting to know - Professor Tim Bedding

    Getting to know - Professor Tim Bedding

    We kick off the podcast series with getting to know Professor Tim Bedding, an Australian Astronomer from the University of Sydney.In todays chat we talk about Tims work in stellar oscillations, black holes, special relativity, Einstein and more. We even touch on what lead Tim to choosing a career in the sciences and hear advice from Tim to upcoming aspiring scientists.The physical world is one of extraordinary complexity and is difficult to quantify in its entirety. In todays podcast we also discuss the fundamental limit of interpreting physical systems and where the role of religion comes into scientific interpretations.We look forward to having Professor Bedding on again for part 2. If you have any questions you would like him to answer please feel free to send them through to the following email address