Josh Milstein (Chemical & Physical Sciences)
On this episode of VIEW to the U podcast, we continue this season of “Adventures in Research” with Professor Josh Milstein who has been on faculty in the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences at UofT Mississauga and in the Department of Physics at UofT St. George since 2011.
Josh has a couple of stories to tell about his time in academia, and we also talk about podcasts he’s listening to, books he’s reading, and how the The Big Bang Theory – the TV show, not the actual theory – helped Josh’s mom realize that her son might have a future in science.
Prior to coming to UTM, Josh completed his PhD at University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. He has held a number of prestigious appointments including as a Royal Society Fellow at the University of Oxford from 2004-06, a Sloan-Swartz Research fellowship at the California Institute of Technology from 2006-08, and he was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 2008-11.
A full transcript of the interview is available.
- See Professor Milstein's website for more information about his research, www.utm.utoronto.ca/milsteinlab/.
- The books he mentioned are Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, bit.ly/3lQqTEV, and Evil Geniuses by Kurt Andersen, bit.ly/31ciHqy.
- The podcasts he mentioned he is listening to are the following:
Who we Are, www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2020/0…o-we-are-podcast
Reply All, gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all
Ezra Klein Show, www.vox.com/ezra-klein-show-podcast.