Ep 7. What Do Glaciers Have to Do With Nanoscience?

Why do glaciers sometimes look blue? Hint: it’s not for the same reason we see blue as the color of the sky!

On this episode of the podcast, we have an interview with Dr. Robert Hamers, following up on his recent blog post. Bob is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, and he tells us about a recent family trip to Alaska that got him wondering about why some glaciers have an amazing blue color.

CSN Director Bob Hamers in front of Holgate Glacier  (photo by Bob Hamers)


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IntervieweeProf. Bob Hamers

Producer/Narrator: Miriam Krause

Music sources: Music for this episode is by Ketsa and the violin sample came from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios