Podcast: Cross-Disciplinarity in Astrobiology Research

July’s “Beer with BMSIS” podcast features a conversation with Dr. Arsev Aydinoglu titled Cross-disciplinarity in astrobiology research: Messy or diverse?.

Trained as a social scientist, Dr. Aydinoglu discusses his experiences and current research with the NASA astrobiology institute to help think critically about interdisciplinary in astrobiology and to help identify practices that promote interdisciplinary collaborations among astrobiology teams. The tools of social science allow for some quantitative measures to be made, which can be combined with qualitative data that can be identified through interviews or case studies. Join the conversation as Dr. Aydinoglu helps walk us through concepts like interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and transdisciplinary collaborations, with an emphasis on trends in future astrobiology research.

[listen to the conversation]