Probably Novel is a student-run radio show and podcast hosted by the Department of Applied Mathematics (APPM) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder).

The show - which is now on its third season - showcases science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related research done by students, undergraduates and graduates alike. Occasionally, it also interviews alumni, faculty, and researchers associated with the University.

Podcasts air live at Radio 1190 on Mondays from 7-8 PM MTN, and you can find older podcasts below or in our archive - see links on the right!

For the most up-to-date information and show reminders, like and follow the Probably Novel Facebook Page .

And to volunteer to be a guest in the show, or ask questions to our guests during the live shows, send us an e-mail at probablynovel@gmail.com !

Next Live Podcast - Episode 66

Dear Listeners - thank you for joining us on the radio during this 3rd Season of Probably Novel. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and for the safety of our guests and team, we have decided to suspend the podcast for the rest of this season.
If you miss us, or would like to listen to past shows, please check our recorded shows below, or in our repository.
Take care, and please watch your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds - it now depends on each of us that this crisis does not keep escalating!
The Probably Novel Crew

Recent Episodes

Season 3 of Probably Novel is hosted by Spas Angelov, Maria Marquez, and Perrin Ruth, and produced by Prof. Manuel Lladser.

Season 3 - Episode 18: Antibiotical Resistance
Guest: Dana Stamo, CHBE, CU Boulder
Aired: Monday, March 9, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 17: Machine Learning and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Guest: Nicholas Cordaro, CHEM (Biochemistry) & CSCI, CU Boulder
Aired: March 2, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 16: Stiffness versus Generation of Skeletal Muscle
Guest: Jason Silver, CHBE, CU Boulder
Aired: February 24, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 15: Economic Models in Networks
Guest: Gabriel Andrade, CSCI, CU Boulder
Aired: February 17, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 14: Smart and Shape-adaptive Materials Applications
Guest: Andres Villada, MCEN, CU Boulder
Aired: February 10, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 13: Contagion on Complex Networks
Guest: Nicholas Landry, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 3, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 12: Antarctic Marine Protected Areas
Guest: Cassandra Brooks, ENVS, CU Boulder
Aired: January 27, 2020
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Season 3 - Episode 11: Antibiotics, Electrical Signals, & Escherichia coli
Guest: Giancarlo Noe Bruni, MCDB, CU Boulder
Aired: December 2, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 10: Wildflowers Growth and Population Models
Guest: Scott Nordstrom, EBIO/IQ Biology, CU Boulder
Aired: November 18, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 9: Seismic Performance Prediction
Guest: Polly Murray,  SESM, CU Boulder
Aired: November 11, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 8: Fast & Accurate Scientific Computing
Guest: Yabin Zhang,  APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: November 4, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 7: Equilibrium in chemical reaction networks
Guest: Joy Mueller, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: October 21, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 6: Solar Power Forecasting
Guest: Katherine Doubleday, ECEE, CU Boulder
Aired: October 14, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 5: Formal Methods and Artificial Intelligence
Guest: Ashutosh Trivedi, CSCI, CU Boulder
Aired: October 07, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 4: The curse of dimensionality in quantum many-body systems
Guest: Kristopher Tucker, APPM/PHYS, CU Boulder
Aired: September 30, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 3: Optimal control of stochastic utilities
Guest: Joshua Aurand, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: September 23, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 2: Tensors, big data, and randomized algorithms
Guest: Osman Malik, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: September 16, 2019
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Season 3 - Episode 1: Let's talk about honeybees!
Guest: Subekshya Bidari, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: September 09, 2019
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The Second Season was hosted by Grant Baker, Matthew Maierhofer, Joe Castagneri, and Josh Jacobson, and produced by Prof. Manuel Lladser.

Season 2 - Episode 23: Season 2 goobye show!
Guests: Grant Baker, Matthew Maierhofer, and Josh Jacobson
Aired: May 05, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 22: Microtextured polymers and their applications for medical devices
Guest: Emily Zuetell, MCEN, CU Boulder
Aired: April 28, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 21: Ensemble Forecast Verification​
Guest: Josh Jacobson, APPM, CU Boulder
Visiting Host: Kelsey Pool, CU Boulder
Aired: April 21, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 20: H-indices in Random Citation Networks
Guest: Tyler Schuessler, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: April 14, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 19: Envionmental Design and Justice in Puerto Rico
Guest: Becca Randolph, ENVD, CU Boulder
Aired: April 7, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 18: Recurrent Neural Networks for Predicting Events​
Guest: Matthew Maierhofer, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: March 31, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 17: Statistical Orbit Determination: Following Spacecraft Around Asteroids
Guest: Andrew French, ASEN, CU Boulder
Aired: March 17, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 16: Advanced Technologies for Human Space Exploration
Guest: Michelle Lin, ASEN & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: March 10, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 15: Machine-learned explanations in toxicology
Guest: Ignacio Tripodi, CSCI & IQ Biology, CU Boulder/Denver
Aired: March 03, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 14: The Emerging Field of Sports Analytics​
Guest: Scott Baker, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 24, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 13: Snowfall on Antarctic Glaciers​
Guest: Michelle Maclennan, ATOC & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 17, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 12: Data Science at Earth Lab
Guest: Ellen Considine, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: February 10, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 11: Network Science and Power Laws
Guest: Anna Broido, CSCI, IQ Biology & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: January 27, 2019
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Season 2 - Episode 10: Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy
Guest: Joe Castagneri, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: December 9, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 9: Bioinformatics and Gene Sequencing
Guest: Caitlin Poling, EBIO, CU Boulder
Aired: December 2, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 8: Metric Dimension and Hamming Graphs
Guest: Lucas Laird, CSCI & APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: November 25, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 7: Philosophy of Statistics
Guest: Julia Staffel, PHIL, CU Boulder
Aired: November 11, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 6: Cybersecurity
Guest: William Shand, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: November 4, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 5: Mutated Melanoma Cancer Cells
Guest: Nikki Jacobsen, CHEM, CU Boulder
Aired: October 28, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 4: The International Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Guest: Marc Thomson, APPM, CU Boulder
Aired: October 21, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 3: Theory of Ultrafast Processes in Atoms​
Guest: Andres Mora, PHYS, CU Boulder
Aired: October 14, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 2: The Cooperative Human-Robot Intelligence Lab
Guest: Ian Loefgren, ASEN, CU Boulder
Aired: October 07, 2018
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Season 2 - Episode 1: Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy
Guest: Dylan McNally, PHYS, CU Boulder
Aired: September 30, 2018
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