TOMSK, Feb 6 –
RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State University (TSU)
launched a new online project – a series of popular-scientific podcasts
"Pump up the Neuron"; the first issue was published on Thursday,
February 6, in the official group of TSU VKontakte, the head of the TSU
information policy department Julia Emer told journalists.
She said that
the “Pump up the Neuron” ("Качай нейрон") online project – is a series of podcasts from scientists of Tomsk
State University. A new episode is released every Thursday in the official
group of the university in VKontakte and on Yandex.Music. The first podcast, on
whether Thor’s hammer is possible to be created, was released on February, 6.
"In our podcasts
researchers tell not only about their scientific achievements, but ... about
related things: how to choose a scientific career ... And even about the
folklore that, for example, biologists and geologists have. It's a wonderful
story – a scientist with a human face", – Emer said at a press conference
in the RIA Tomsk media center.
© РИА Томск. Павел Стефанский
She added that
the genres of podcasts will be very different – interviews, conversations,
lectures. Scientists will talk about physics, linguistics, biophotonics, other
scientific fields and even talk about whether it is possible to create a
lightsaber in the laboratory.
"Tomsk – is a
special city where the scientific and educational complex plays a very
important role. I am often asked the question why such a smart city, where the
intellectual potential per square centimeter is off scale, need the popularization
of science ... We need everyone to raise the general level for scientific
literacy, only then can we be at the frontier", – she said.
At the press
conference, the university announced the first eight issues of the project,
but, as Emer clarified RIA Tomsk, much more is planned: "We have a lot
(podcasts are planned). In fact, we have 23 laboratories that recorded four