This episode looks at the Triple Helix Conference, an annual international event recently held at Stanford University that seeks innovative solutions to major world problems by fostering greater collaboration between industry, government and academia. The in studio guests are Keith Devlin and Marina Ranga. Keith is the founder and Executive Director of Stanford’s H_STAR Institute, which hosted the conference, but he’s probably best know at “The Math Guy” on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition”. He’s written 31 books and has received numerous scientific prizes, including the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. Marina Ranga was co-organizer of the conference and chair of its Scientific Committee, and is also a senior researcher at the H-STAR Institute. She has a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Sussex University in the UK, she's a member of several United Nations commissions, and is a consultant to the European Commission as well.
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Interview with Marina Ranga, co-organizer of the Triple Helix Conference
On location footage from the Triple Helix Conference, and interview with Keith Devlin, Executive Director of the H-STAR Institute
Three way discussion between Keith Devlin, Marina Ranga and host Martin Wasserman