Ep45: The Recovering Physicist - Martin Zaltz Austwick

Martin Zaltz Austwick. Image credit: Martin Zaltz Austwick

Martin Zaltz Austwick. Image credit: Martin Zaltz Austwick

What if being an academic doesn't mean focusing on just one subject? Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick has changed subjects throughout his academic career. He now describes himself as a recovering physicist.

I mean, I’m not a physicist anymore.
— Martin Zaltz Austwick

Martin talks about his PhD experience and the challenges he faced. We also discuss how the culture of science can encourage people to choose poor work-life balances. Finally we explore different labels within academia, and how he now describes himself.

You can find more about Martin on his website, and listen to him on his award-winning podcast Song by Song and also on Answer Me This!. He tweets @martinaustwick.