Physics World Stories Podcast

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Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. 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 the Physics World Weekly podcast, a science-news podcast presented by our award-winning science journalists.

Episode Date
Doing business in space - Physics World Stories Podcast
34:35
Asteroid mining, Brexit impacts and the UK’s first spaceport
Jun 18, 2018
Learning from the ozone solution - Physics World Stories Podcast
Nobel laureate Mario Molina and Lorraine Whitmarsh discuss climate politics
May 21, 2018
Plant-inspired innovations - Physics World Stories Podcast
15:54
From tackling oil spills with lotus leaves to mangrove-inspired coastal defences
Apr 18, 2018
Artificial intelligence: is there anything to fear? - Physics World Stories Podcast
29:33
Polymath Nathan Myhrvold on why he disagreed with his friend Stephen Hawking
Mar 21, 2018
Falcon Heavy and Humanity Star: trailblazers or space junk? - Physics World Stories Podcast
32:30
Recent private space launches have provoked public awe but also a few dissenting voices
Mar 15, 2018
Physics in 2018 - Physics World Stories Podcast
28:58
Physics World journalists discuss what excites them about the year ahead
Jan 23, 2018
Book of the Year 2017 - Physics World Stories Podcast
36:20
Physics World book experts Matin Durrani and Tushna Commissariat discuss the themes and trends that surround some of the best popular-physics books of 2017, before announcing the winner of our annual book award
Dec 13, 2017
Exploring the cosmos with gravitational waves - Physics World Stories Podcast
38:29
Recent discoveries usher in a new era of multimessenger astronomy
Nov 09, 2017
Illuminating a radio icon - Physics World Stories Podcast
30:50
How the historic Lovell telescope was transformed into a multimedia art installation
Oct 10, 2017
How science gets women wrong - Physics World Stories Podcast
44:38
Exploring the gender issues raised in Angela Saini’s book Inferior
Sep 21, 2017
Science-themed comedy: are you having a laugh? - Physics World Stories Podcast
35:26
Performers describe the opportunities and challenges of making science funny
Aug 30, 2017
Music and science: a harmonious or discordant duo? - Physics World Stories Podcast
28:02
The fascinating things, and the limits, of what science can tell us about music
Jul 17, 2017
How politicians misuse and mangle science - Physics World Stories Podcast
31:13
Exploring the issues behind Dave Levitan’s timely new book <i>Not a Scientist</i>
Jun 15, 2017
Bees and their magnetic superpower - Physics World Stories Podcast
27:10
How bees use internal compasses to find their way
May 11, 2017
Exploring the worlds of TRAPPIST-1 - Physics World Stories Podcast
29:55
What we know so far about the recently discovered Earth-like planets
Apr 06, 2017
Tracking neutrinos in virtual reality - Physics World Stories Podcast
24:39
VR app lets you explore the inner workings of the MicroBooNE neutrino detector
Mar 07, 2017
Nuclear diamonds: the ultimate long-life battery? - Physics World Stories Podcast
29:59
Potential power supply for deep-space missions
Feb 09, 2017
Book of the Year 2016 - Physics World Stories Podcast
24:30
<i>Physics World</i> book experts Tushna Commissariat and Margaret Harris discuss a few of the best popular-physics books of 2016 and announce the winner of the magazine’s annual book award
Dec 14, 2016
Doing physics by ear - Physics World Stories Podcast
21:24
Hear what it's like to do particle physics without sight
Nov 24, 2016
Recipe for success with topological materials - Physics World Stories Podcast
7:35
Hamish Johnston visits Beijing on a hunt for the elusive Weyl fermions
Oct 25, 2016
Still not even wrong - Physics World Stories Podcast
19:09
Ten years after his infamous anti-string-theory book, Peter Woit thinks the subject is more tangled than ever
Sep 23, 2016
The monk and the multiverse - Physics World Stories Podcast
13:22
A journey into the remarkable mind of the 13th-century monk, scholar and proto-cosmologist Robert Grosseteste
Aug 23, 2016
Bringing Native American voices back to life - Physics World Stories Podcast
22:21
Recordings of songs and speech restored using technology from particle physics
Jul 22, 2016
Out of this world cuisine - Physics World Stories Podcast
15:30
g-ASTRONOMY merges cosmology with fine dining
Jun 28, 2016
Art McDonald explains why neutrinos continue to amaze physicists - Physics World Stories Podcast
10:53
First detected 60 years ago, neutrinos provide a window to physics beyond the Standard Model
May 25, 2016
Physics for all – building a more inclusive discipline - Physics World Stories Podcast
28:17
Feedback and reaction to the March 2016 issue of the magazine on diversity in physics
Apr 20, 2016
How to succeed at networking in science - Physics World Stories Podcast
11:14
Make the most of your next conference with these tips from networking experts
Mar 30, 2016
Mary, Queen of Scottish banknotes - Physics World Stories Podcast
19:37
The life and legacy of Mary Somerville, who will appear on the new RBS £10
Feb 23, 2016
Rocking the status quo in science - Physics World Stories Podcast
18:40
The working lives of scientists and musicians are more similar than you might think
Jan 27, 2016
Book of the Year 2015 - Physics World Stories Podcast
27:37
<i>Physics World</i> editor Matin Durrani and reviews editor Margaret Harris discuss some of the year's best popular-physics books and select a winner from a strong shortlist
Dec 15, 2015
Is there life on Mars? - Physics World Stories Podcast
15:55
Lewis Dartnell discusses the search for life on Mars and what forms it might take
Nov 17, 2015
The rise of neutron scattering - Physics World Stories Podcast
14:20
Michael Banks visits the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to find out how the lab is looking to attract more users from industry
Oct 21, 2015
Why information grows - Physics World Stories Podcast
11:22
César Hidalgo explains why information can help us to understand economics
Sep 22, 2015
Inside the particle pyramid - Physics World Stories Podcast
16:42
Using muons to hunt for hidden burial chambers inside Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun
Aug 25, 2015
Searching for life on other planets - Physics World Stories Podcast
11:45
Sara Seager is keen to use the next generation of telescopes to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life
Jul 22, 2015
Going beyond 'shut up and calculate' - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:51
Science journalist Amanda Gefter talks about her quest to understand what modern physics has to say about the ultimate nature of reality
Jun 24, 2015
How to fund physics using the wisdom of crowds - Physics World Stories Podcast
9:18
Mark Jackson explains why small private donations should pay for research projects
May 19, 2015
The masters of antimatter - Physics World Stories Podcast
21:03
A look inside CERN's Antimatter Factory and a day in the life of an antimatter tamer
Apr 21, 2015
A quantum sense of smell - Physics World Stories Podcast
11:08
Why does an orange smell like an orange? The answer may have a quantum connection
Mar 24, 2015
An adjustable vision for the world - Physics World Stories Podcast
11:44
Josh Silver on how his adjustable glasses can bring clear vision to billions in the developing world
Feb 24, 2015
The ever-expanding Zooniverse - Physics World Stories Podcast
15:15
Chris Lintott discusses the evolving nature of citizen science
Jan 20, 2015
Book of the Year 2014 - Physics World Stories Podcast
22:07
Which book received the highest honours in our list of the year's best popular-physics titles?
Dec 16, 2014
We need to talk about quantum mechanics - Physics World Stories Podcast
16:51
Join a motley crew of physicists and science journalists at a quantum boot camp
Nov 19, 2014
A theorist's bucket list - Physics World Stories Podcast
10:57
S James Gates Jr talks about the physics discoveries he would like to see happen in his lifetime
Oct 22, 2014
The sound man - Physics World Stories Podcast
14:19
Join acoustical physicist Trevor Cox on his "scientific odyssey of sound"
Sep 24, 2014
The wonderful world of ultrasound - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:50
From levitating tiny balls to safeguarding bridges, ultrasound has more applications than you might think
Aug 26, 2014
Sean Carroll's guide to making better science movies - Physics World Stories Podcast
9:07
Cosmologist Sean Carroll discusses his other life as a science adviser to Hollywood
Jul 25, 2014
The story of neutrinos - Physics World Stories Podcast
10:03
Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana explains what these "pathologically shy" particles could tell us about the universe
Jun 23, 2014
Keeping a telescopic eye on the Soviets - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:23
How Jodrell Bank Observatory became entangled in the Space Race
May 23, 2014
Building better atomic clocks - Physics World Stories Podcast
9:14
Two keepers of atomic time at the National Physical Laboratory look to the future
Apr 28, 2014
Plutonium’s toxic legacy - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:25
Exploring the hidden histories of the American and Soviet "atomic cities" with Kate Brown, author of Plutopia
Mar 24, 2014
Book of the Year 2013 - Physics World Stories Podcast
14:27
Find out which book tops our list of the year's best popular-physics titles
Dec 17, 2013
Lee Smolin on the nature of time - Physics World Stories Podcast
9:46
Author and researcher Lee Smolin discusses the reality of time and its impact on the supposedly timeless laws of physics
Sep 23, 2013
Learning to adapt: an interview with Joshua Miele - Physics World Stories Podcast
9:30
Physicist-turned-adaptive-devices-researcher Joshua Miele talks about the barriers that blind science students face in their studies
Jul 22, 2013
The enigmatic life of J Robert Oppenheimer - Physics World Stories Podcast
13:26
Learn more about this pivotal figure in the history of modern physics from his biographer Ray Monk
Jun 24, 2013
Quantum computing: challenges, triumphs and applications - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:33
Leading experts explain how quantum mechanics could be harnessed to revolutionize computing
Mar 21, 2013
Book of the Year 2012 - Physics World Stories Podcast
13:42
Find out which book tops our list of the year's best popular-physics titles
Dec 18, 2012
India's physics rebels - Physics World Stories Podcast
16:00
A short audio documentary about the students in India who have rejected the allure of engineering to follow their hearts into fundamental science
Dec 05, 2012
Mavericks, outsiders and cranks - Physics World Stories Podcast
19:56
In this podcast, Physics World's books team explores the boundary between true science and crazy science
Oct 15, 2012
Physics in fiction - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:28
Physics World's books-podcast team reviews four recent fiction books that put physics and physicists at the centre of the action
Aug 30, 2012
Going where the beam is good - Physics World Stories Podcast
12:05
A podcast about science careers, the end of the Tevatron, and why particle physicists are like surfer dudes
Jul 25, 2012
Quantum mechanics in popular-science books - Physics World Stories Podcast
16:20
Physics World's podcast team discusses the enduring appeal of quantum mechanics
Apr 11, 2012
Top 10 books of 2011 - Physics World Stories Podcast
21:10
Listen now to the latest in a new series of Physics World podcasts
Dec 14, 2011
Women in science: a books special - Physics World Stories Podcast
16:37
Listen now to the first in a new series of Physics World podcasts
Oct 14, 2011