In this third episode of the second season Nic and Rebeca chat about equality in science before inviting Nikolai Piskunov to the microphone. Nikolai is a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University. He was visiting Lund Observatory to give a talk about high-resolution transit spectroscopy and graciously agreed to make an appearance on the podcast.
This season we are also bringing you some field reporting from the Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma, where a team of astronomers are trying to catch an ultra-hot Jupiter-sized exoplanet. As the team were waiting for night to fall on the mountain Nic encountered Belinda Nicholson, who is a postdoctoral research assistant working at the University of Oxfords Astrophysics Department, where she studies both exoplanets and stellar astrophysics.