The AlmaMAC 172: Sawayra and Pritpal Matharu talk Navier-Stokes, turbulence, and MATH

LISTEN The Navier-Stokes equation is like the e=mc2 for fluid dynamics. It’s like the F=ma for flow. It’s used to model fluids, airstreams, flow of money, and a wide variety of other things, and it’s been around for a very long time… but we don’t actually know how to solve it… This week, Sawayra talks to Pritpal Matharu, a graduate student in the Math department at McMaster University, who specializes in Navier-Stokes, and explains what it means to finally “solve” the equation. Thanks again to Sawayra for well, for everything. Follow her on twitter @SeeingAWay .  If you liked the … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 172: Sawayra and Pritpal Matharu talk Navier-Stokes, turbulence, and MATH

The AlmaMAC 170: soon-to-be Dr.Dr. Sawayra talks about her PhD+MD program

LISTEN Hello everyone, and welcome back to the AlmaMAC! I’m your host Adam and today we have the second part of my interview with Sawayra, the inventor and original host of the AlmaMAC. Last week we talked about why she started this radio show, and what direction we are going to take it from here. You can listen to that over on our website, scientificanada.ca . Today I’m bringing you the second half of that interview where we finally dig in and learn about the research Sawayra does. Spoiler, she is working through a dual PhD/MD program, but she will … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 170: soon-to-be Dr.Dr. Sawayra talks about her PhD+MD program

*ReBroadcast*The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais!

LISTEN We got a little out of sync with CFMU a few weeks ago, so let’s get back on track. If you already heard this one, then you have no homework this week! Head outside and take a walk 🙂 Hi hello, and welcome to the show. Today is a particularly special episode of the AlmaMAC. Actually, it’s probably the most Meta episode of the almaMAC that we’ve ever had. Today I’m joined by the inventor of the AlmaMAC, the once and future host of the AlmaMAC, Sawayra Owais! This is actually a 2-parter, since we have so much to … Continue reading *ReBroadcast*The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais!

The AlmaMAC 171: Human Rights-Based Policy with Rida and Sawayra (170 next week)

LISTEN Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the AlmaMAC. I’m Adam and I am your producer this week. This week’s episode is a very special one. For one thing, it’s the triumphant return of Sawayra Owais as host of the AlmaMAC. For another, she speaks to a guest who studies some very important, very timely issues. I’d probably label them as crises really. Rida is a Masters student at McMaster university. This week Sawayra talks to her about her research which includes assessing science policy decisions from a human rights perspective. For example: stay at home restrictions … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 171: Human Rights-Based Policy with Rida and Sawayra (170 next week)