Verge of Discovery

Episode 041: Top 10 Episodes – Season 1 of Verge of Discovery Podcast

Let’s recap season one with the top 10 episodes of the very first season of Verge of Discovery Podcast.             Subscribe and Listen on iTunes […]

Bob De Schutter

Episode 040: Video Games and the Nature of Aging and Play with Dr. Bob De Schutter

Dr. Bob De Schutter is a Belgian video game designer and researcher.  He is best known for his work on the design of video games for players in middle through […]


Episode 039: Biomechanics of Riding and Balancing a Bicycle with Dr. Stephen Cain

Dr. Stephen Cain is a research investigator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include: human/bicycle dynamics; the development and use of novel […]


Episode 038: Glycoimmunology and the Groundbreaking Research of Glycan Signatures with Dr. Maverakis

Dr. Maverakis is an award-winning physician-scientist at the University of California, Davis.  He introduces his field of glycoimmunology and describes how this field is wide open to new discoveries.  Dr. […]

Sarkar, Sahotra 2010  (Photo by Marsha Miller)

Episode 037: The Dangers of the Zika Virus and its Transmission with Dr. Sarkar

Dr. Sarkar is a professor of Integrative Biology and of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin where he has taught since 1998. His laboratory focuses on spatial ecological […]

Christopher Clack

Episode 036: The Future of Renewable Energy with Dr. Clack

Dr. Christopher Clack is a mathematician and research scientist for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at Colorado University at Boulder.  He joins us to talk about his […]


Episode 035: Visual Attention, Neural Networks and Computational Neuroscience with Dr. Rougier

Dr. Nicolas Rougier is a full-time research scientist at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control.  During the past decades he’s been working extensively on visual […]

Jeff Tollaksen

Episode 033 & 034: Why God Plays Dice and the Quantum Pigenhole Effect with Dr. Tollaksen

Dr. Jeff Tollaksen joins us to discuss his groups’ latest discovery of the quantum violation of the pigeonhole principle.  He starts our interview by introducing his field of work and what […]

Dr. Haas

Episode 032: LiFi is the future of WiFi with Dr. Haas

Dr. Harald Haas was an invited speaker at TED Global 2011, and his talk: “Wireless Data from Every Light Bult” is the main topic of this episode.  Professor Haas tell […]

Leon Vanstone

Episode 031: Rockets and the Challenges of Space Travel with Dr. Vanstone

Dr. Leon Vanstone is an aerodynamic engineer and a real life rocket scientist.  Travelling really fast through the atmosphere generates a lot of heat due to friction from the air. […]