Inside the Black Box, or as we like to call it "Science, only funnier," is a weekly show that attempts to demystify science and technology for people without an advanced degree in science or engineering (in other words - normal people). Your hosts Pete Ludovice and Bill Hunt of the Georgia Tech Engineering Faculty also do stand-up comedy at night.

Recent Submissions

  • Topology In Materials 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Rocklin, Zeb; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-03)
    Zeb Rocklin, from the Georgia Tech School of Physics joins us to discuss how the field of topology can help us understand and improve the mechanical properties of materials.
  • Punk Rock Science 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Greco, Ed; Jennifer, Leavey; Gaul, Jon; Mike, Evans; Joe, Mendelson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-29)
    Georgia Tech’s own punk rock science band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, joins us to discuss the upcoming release of their new album of science-related songs Atomic Anarchy.
  • You're Not Blowing Things Up 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Dorhout, Peter; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-01)
    Our title is the common question those of us in the chemical sciences seem to get from many people, despite the fact that chemistry and chemical education is safe when done properly. Pete Dorhout, President of the American ...
  • The Fast, the furious, and the Frugal 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Bhamla, Saad; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-02)
    We’re talking with Saad Bhamla, of the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, about his research on very fast motions in small organisms, and the use of frugal approaches to research solutions for ...
  • The Sweet Technology of Beer 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Burgoyne, Nick; Matthews, George; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-15)
    George Matthews, Packaging Manager, and Lead Brewer, Nick Burgoyne, at the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, joins us to chat about the technological challenges of making beer at a large scale.
  • Et tu Flu 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Leavey, Jennifer; Evans, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-01-31)
    Mike Evans</a> of the Georgia Tech School of Chemistry and Biochemistry joins us, and he and Jennifer Leavey walk us through the chemistry & biology of the flu and why things are so tough this season.
  • Computing and Video Games 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Gaul, Jonathan; Lefton, Lew; Leavey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-02)
    Lew Lefton, from the Georgia Tech School of Mathematics joins us to talk about scientific and vector computing. Ironically, many of the fastest parallel computations use the very same graphics boards that make your avatar ...
  • Science & Poetry 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Hoffmann, Roald; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-04)
    Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, joins us to discuss his work in chemistry and poetry and how they inform each other.
  • Turf Technology 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Kannan, Abhiram; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-23)
    Abhiram Kannan, Researcher for Field Turf will discuss the science and technology of artificial turf.
  • Science in the Rocks 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Casey, James; Leavey, Jennifer; Greco, Ed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-16)
    James Casey, who competed his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, joins us live from the South Pole via satellite to discuss what is new at the Ice Cube South Pole Neutrino Observatory.
  • Science at the Con 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Granade, Stephen; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-30)
    Atlanta’s favorite nerd festival is around the corner, and director of the Science Track at Dragoncon, Stephen Granade joins us to talk about science at this years event .
  • Eclipse - American Style 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Sowell, Jim; Paty, Carol; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer; Shumway, Andrew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-09)
    Joining us to discuss the upcoming eclipse that will traverse the U.S. on August 21st are Carol Paty, from the Georgia Tech Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty, and James Sowell, the director of the Georgia Tech Observatory.
  • Water on Mars 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Wray, James; Greco, Ed; Leavey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-09-30)
    James Wray of the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences joins us to discuss his lab’s work involving NASA, and two of his graduate students Luju Ojha, and Mary Beth Wilhelm that recently discovered flowing ...
  • Voting Technology 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; DeMillo, Rich (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-08-02)
    Rich DeMillo, former Dean of the Georgia Tech College of Computing, and Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Tech joins us to talk about the technology of voting machines and elections. Rich will ...
  • Paper Technology – Over 2000 Years in the Making 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Luettgen, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-07-26)
    Chris Luettgen Director of Pulp & Paper for the the Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute joins us to talk about the science and technology of paper.
  • 2017 Atlanta Science Festival 

    Salaita, Meisa; Greco, Ed; Ludovice, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-15)
    Meisa Salaita, founder and co-director of the Atlanta Science Festival, joins us to discuss some of the amazing events at this years Festival. Meisa is an active force for educating the public about science. As such, she ...
  • All about MOOCs 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; McCracken, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-30)
    Mike McCracken, from the Cognitive Science Program Faculty and Director of On-Line Course Development & Innovation for the the Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities joins us to talk about one of the latest ...
  • Teaching Science to Normal People 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Leavey, Jennifer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-23)
    Jennifer Kraft Leavey, from the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, joins us to discuss her course on teaching Georgia Tech students how to effectively teach science to the public.
  • Technology Taming Traffic 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Watkins, Kari (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-09)
    Kari Watkins, from the Georgia Tech School of Civi and Environmental Engineering joins us to explain how technology can be used to optimize big city congestion without adding infrastructure.
  • Separations: The Forgotten Science 

    Ludovice, Peter J.; Lively, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-19)
    Efficient systems to separate substances is of critical importance in our lives, despite the fact that the general public is typically unaware of this important field. Ryan Lively, from the School of Chemical & Biomolecular ...

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