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Physics World Weekly Podcast

Physics World

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Physics World Weekly Podcast

Physics World Weekly Podcast

Physics World

42
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212
Plays
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Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

Latest Episodes

Exploring the philosophical, historical and sociological dimensions of physics, researchers ponder their return to the lab as lockdown lifts

Bob Crease explains how he keeps his Critical Point column fresh after two decades

33 MIN13 h ago
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Exploring the philosophical, historical and sociological dimensions of physics, researchers ponder their return to the lab as lockdown lifts

Far-ultraviolet light could fight the next pandemic, assessing the physics in a sci-fi blockbuster, how to detect a black hole in the solar system

Science fact and fiction in the Physics World Weekly podcast

36 MIN1 w ago
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Far-ultraviolet light could fight the next pandemic, assessing the physics in a sci-fi blockbuster, how to detect a black hole in the solar system

Happy 60th to the laser, European geoscientists gather online, choosing a plastic-free wrapper for Physics World

We celebrate the laser and its multitudinous contributions to science and technology

52 MIN2 w ago
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Happy 60th to the laser, European geoscientists gather online, choosing a plastic-free wrapper for Physics World

Diamond defects dazzle as quantum technologies, physicist shares his secrets for winning BBC quiz

We speak to Daniel Twitchen of Element Six and University Challenge champion Caleb Rich

38 MIN3 w ago
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Diamond defects dazzle as quantum technologies, physicist shares his secrets for winning BBC quiz

The physics and genetics of a butterfly’s stunning structural colour, how COVID-19 is affecting the provision of radiation therapy

This week we learn about the genetics of iridescence in butterfly wings

22 MINAPR 30
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The physics and genetics of a butterfly’s stunning structural colour, how COVID-19 is affecting the provision of radiation therapy

Neutrinos provide insight into why matter dominates the universe, celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th birthday

We chat about tiny but very useful particles and an astronomical achievement

29 MINAPR 23
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Neutrinos provide insight into why matter dominates the universe, celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th birthday

Marie Curie film struggles to portray the miracle of discovery, revealing the answers to our physics trivia quiz

We also chat about using fluorescent tattoo ink in radiation therapy

46 MINAPR 16
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Marie Curie film struggles to portray the miracle of discovery, revealing the answers to our physics trivia quiz

Creating a carbon neutral world, a linac simulator for training medical physicists, avoiding blackouts in a solar super-storm

In this episode we chat with science journalist Kate Ravilious and medical physicist Marco Carlone

42 MINAPR 9
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Creating a carbon neutral world, a linac simulator for training medical physicists, avoiding blackouts in a solar super-storm

Remembering Philip Anderson, meeting an extragalactic astronomer who advises the government

In this episode we also chat about physicists who have done silly things

40 MINAPR 2
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Remembering Philip Anderson, meeting an extragalactic astronomer who advises the government

Doing physics in the pandemic, plasmas for food and agriculture, top career tips from leading physicists

We chat about using plasmas to treat animal waste and coping with COVID-19 isolation

32 MINMAR 27
Comments
Doing physics in the pandemic, plasmas for food and agriculture, top career tips from leading physicists

Latest Episodes

Exploring the philosophical, historical and sociological dimensions of physics, researchers ponder their return to the lab as lockdown lifts

Bob Crease explains how he keeps his Critical Point column fresh after two decades

33 MIN13 h ago
Comments
Exploring the philosophical, historical and sociological dimensions of physics, researchers ponder their return to the lab as lockdown lifts

Far-ultraviolet light could fight the next pandemic, assessing the physics in a sci-fi blockbuster, how to detect a black hole in the solar system

Science fact and fiction in the Physics World Weekly podcast

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Far-ultraviolet light could fight the next pandemic, assessing the physics in a sci-fi blockbuster, how to detect a black hole in the solar system

Happy 60th to the laser, European geoscientists gather online, choosing a plastic-free wrapper for Physics World

We celebrate the laser and its multitudinous contributions to science and technology

52 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Happy 60th to the laser, European geoscientists gather online, choosing a plastic-free wrapper for Physics World

Diamond defects dazzle as quantum technologies, physicist shares his secrets for winning BBC quiz

We speak to Daniel Twitchen of Element Six and University Challenge champion Caleb Rich

38 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Diamond defects dazzle as quantum technologies, physicist shares his secrets for winning BBC quiz

The physics and genetics of a butterfly’s stunning structural colour, how COVID-19 is affecting the provision of radiation therapy

This week we learn about the genetics of iridescence in butterfly wings

22 MINAPR 30
Comments
The physics and genetics of a butterfly’s stunning structural colour, how COVID-19 is affecting the provision of radiation therapy

Neutrinos provide insight into why matter dominates the universe, celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th birthday

We chat about tiny but very useful particles and an astronomical achievement

29 MINAPR 23
Comments
Neutrinos provide insight into why matter dominates the universe, celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th birthday

Marie Curie film struggles to portray the miracle of discovery, revealing the answers to our physics trivia quiz

We also chat about using fluorescent tattoo ink in radiation therapy

46 MINAPR 16
Comments
Marie Curie film struggles to portray the miracle of discovery, revealing the answers to our physics trivia quiz

Creating a carbon neutral world, a linac simulator for training medical physicists, avoiding blackouts in a solar super-storm

In this episode we chat with science journalist Kate Ravilious and medical physicist Marco Carlone

42 MINAPR 9
Comments
Creating a carbon neutral world, a linac simulator for training medical physicists, avoiding blackouts in a solar super-storm

Remembering Philip Anderson, meeting an extragalactic astronomer who advises the government

In this episode we also chat about physicists who have done silly things

40 MINAPR 2
Comments
Remembering Philip Anderson, meeting an extragalactic astronomer who advises the government

Doing physics in the pandemic, plasmas for food and agriculture, top career tips from leading physicists

We chat about using plasmas to treat animal waste and coping with COVID-19 isolation

32 MINMAR 27
Comments
Doing physics in the pandemic, plasmas for food and agriculture, top career tips from leading physicists
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