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346 – Rettungsdienst



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In dieser Episode spreche ich mit meinem Bruder Mathias über seine Arbeit als Notfallsanitäter beim DRK Heidenheim-Ulm. Wir sprechen über die Struktur und Organisation des Rettungsdienstes in Deutschland, Rollen und Aufgaben, sowie typische Szenarien bei Hausnotfällen und bei Verkehrsunfällen. Am Schluss reden wir darüber, wie Corona die Arbeit verändert (hat).

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345 – ATLAS Science



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After understanding the history and development of ATLAS (and covering the LHC and particle physics in general) in previous episodes, we are now at the point where we can try to understand how a scientist uses the data produced by one of these large detectors and make sense of it. This is what we’ll do in this episode with physicist (and listener) Philipp Windischhofer. If you want to learn even more, you can check out these links provided by Philipp or read the last chapter of the book :-)

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344 – History and Development of ATLAS



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ATLAS is one of the two general-purpose experiments at the LHC. It has been conceived, designed, and built over decades by hundreds of scientists and engineers from dozens of countries and hundreds of organizations. My guest, Peter Jenni, has been the head of the ATLAS collaboration for most of this time. In this episode we talk about science and engineering, but mostly about organizational aspects and the “community management” necessary to get such a magnificent machine off the ground.

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343 – Flying and Testing the F-35



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The Lockheed F-35 Lightning II is going to be more or less what the F-16 and F-18 are today: the backbone of the US and NATO land and sea-based air forces. It is a multi-role fighter, and one of its versions has the capability to take off with a very short roll and land vertically. Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton is a test pilot who has flown all three versions of the jet. In this episode we talk about flying this fifth-gen fighter and about some aspects of the testing program.

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342 – Immunologie

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Im Kontext von COVID-19 hören wir alle ständig Begriffe rund um unser Immunsystem und wie es Viren bekämpft – oder auch nicht. Wir dachten uns, dass wir die Grundlagen des Immunsystems etwas besser verstehen sollten. Unser Gast, Ulrich Sack, ist Professor am Uniklinikum Leipzig und dort für Immundiagnostik zuständig. Wir haben uns mit ihm über die Funktionsweise des Immunsystems unterhalten, sowie über dessen Erkrankungen.

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