While in Chicago at this year’s AAAS conference in February I had the honour to meet Robyn Williams (pictured left). This Australian legend in science journalism produces one of the longest running science programmes on the radio worldwide. ABC’s „Science Show“ has been on air since 1975. As it turned out Robyn had been to the same grammar school in Vienna (BG Stubenbastei) that I had gone to, although a few years earlier. Robyn decided on the spot to do a piece on Austrian science for which he interviewed Tom Henzinger of IST Austria and me. Here is the link to the programme aired April 12 plus the direct link to the mp3 file. I come in at 3:10.
Follow this link to find out more on Robyn who after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Cambridge made guest appearances in The Goodies, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Doctor Who, and stood in for Tom Jones for four months in his TV series. Just the kind of science journalist the world of science needs.