By Reeve Hamilton

In the latest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast, two experts shine new light — both literally and metaphorically — on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacob Shelley, professor of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, talks about a raman spectroscopy method that may be able to detect antibodies or live viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19. He also provides a brief overview of raman spectroscopy, which involves light scattering for chemical analysis.

Langdon Winner, professor of humanities and social sciences at Rensselaer, is a longtime observer of how technology, society, and politics interact. He shares his insights into how and why the American response to the pandemic has differed from some other countries.

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