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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 ...
 
Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Plasma, Particle Accelerators and The Large Hadron Collider.
 
Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
 
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Physics Frontiers
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Jim Rantschler and Randy Morrison discuss physics from elementary particles to cosmological effects at the limits of our theoretical knowledge or have recently emerged.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
 
Enjoy the sounds of physics with our podcasts. Always fun and always engaging - just like physics.
 
Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.
 
Physical Attraction is the show that tries to explain physics... one chat-up line at a time. So whether you're trying to seduce a physicist, or you're a physicist that needs help with seduction, we're here for you. Submit questions on Twitter to @physicspod
 
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 web ...
 
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Addressing the fun and misconceptions of physics teaching
 
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27 episodes, spanning a hundred years of history and many months of this show, some wonderful plasma physics, some truly amazing machines, and a dream that's captivated thousands across the world for decades. The fusion series is over. And while it's hard to conclude something this monumental, I tried my best. www.physicspodcast.com @physicspod…
 
StarTalk returns to the main stage in front of a packed house at NY Comic Con. Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and StarTalk geek-in-chief astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD explore the science found in comics, sci fi, and popular fiction! (Warning: Adult Language) NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to t ...…
 
It is Nobel prize week and four physicists have received a telephone call from Stockholm. In this installment of the Physics World Weekly podcast we chat about James Peebles, who shared one half of the physics prize for playing a crucial role in the development of the Standard Model of cosmology. The other half of that prize was shared equally ...…
 
Our first T-shirt winner, Mary Wild, joins us to chat about helping Charlie with mass, weight and gravity and also to share a practical she loves: Specific Latent Heat of fusion for Ice. S02E06 Timestamps Introducing our guest Mary Wild (@MaryWild) @ 01:10 Physics in the News – Static Spiders @ 02:15 Charlie’s audio diary … Continue reading S02 ...…
 
To celebrate World Space Week, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matt Kirshen and astrophysicist Charles Liu, PhD, answer fan-submitted questions on a variety of celestial topics including parallel universes, solar energy, speed of light travel, Mars, and more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode com ...…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we explain how the diffuse scattering of light could improve the lives of children with sickle cell disease. We talk about what it is like to win a Nobel prize and also about the tremendous amount of work that goes into choosing the winners. Physics World editors also offer a few predictions o ...…
 
Trying to cheer up Thomas, who has had a bad day, Patrick introduces the concept of Active Instruction. Also an update from Charlie and our first contact through WhatsApp! S02E05 Timestamps Thomas has an announcement @ 00:44 Thomas has had a bad week @ 02:00 Update from Charlie @ 04:45 Patrick introduces Active Instruction @ … Continue reading ...…
 
For many years, the electric car industry was viewed as a fringe sector, with some believing that cars running entirely on electricity would always remain on the margins. But electric cars are becoming mainstream much faster than anticipated. In September 2019, 7.5% of all cars sold in Europe were electric, which is double the number for the pr ...…
 
Humorist and Podcaster Benjamin Ahr Harrison (Greatest Generation, Friendly Fire) Join me and Dr. Joey Shapiro Key and Dr. Jocelyn Read to talk about THE NEXT GENERATION of gravitational wave detectors: LISA (the Giant Tumbling Space Triangle) and NANOGRAV our pulsar timing array system!
 
Deep space and deep thoughts = deep questions. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions on the meaning of life, the human brain, higher intelligence, space exploration, and much more. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https:/ ...…
 
This week’s podcast begins with Matin Durrani and Hamish Johnston pondering the significance of a claim of quantum supremacy that has hit the headlines recently. Then, Tami Freeman dons a hardhat and joins a public tour of CERN, which includes a trip underground to see the Large Hadron Collider. Tami also reports back from the Medical Physics a ...…
 
In this double-header, we examine the various startups that are trying to make commercial nuclear fusion a reality. What technologies are they using? Who's backing them? And do any of them have a prayer of beating ITER to the punch? Comments, questions, concerns? Find the contact form on the website, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook. www.ph ...…
 
It is Open Evening time of year. Dan Toomey (@MrDToomey) joins us from Dublin to share what he does to entertain parents and students and also give some advice to Charlie the non-specialist who is starting to enjoy teaching Physics. S02 E04 Timestamps Introducing Dan Toomey @ 00:48 Open evenings @ 01:43 What Should Charlie … Continue reading S0 ...…
 
Randy and Jim discuss experiments that purport to show that there is no such thing as objective reality.Show Notes: http://frontiers.physicsfm.com/46
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates the world of forensics with best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, comic co-host Matt Kirshen, forensic pathologist Dr. Rebecca Folkerth, MD, neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercia ...…
 
This episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast is part of our participation in the Covering Climate Now initiative. In the host’s chair is our environment and energy editor Liz Kalaugher, who is in conversation with John Cook of George Mason University in the US. They chat about his work on consensus in climate science and why he needed to pr ...…
 
Charlie tells us about an unexpected lesson in his audio diary. Patrick talks a little about his placement at MIT Haystack telescope. Thomas worries about how to teach when there is no practical or demo to be done. S02 E03 Timestamps Charlie’ the non-specialist’s audio diary @ 01:00 Physics in the News, water vapour on … Continue reading S02E03 ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and broadcast icon Larry King explore Larry’s approach to interviews, his life-long pursuit of knowledge, and more. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD, and media scholar Robert Thompson, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode comm ...…
 
In this double-header, we examine the various startups that are trying to make commercial nuclear fusion a reality. What technologies are they using? Who's backing them? And do any of them have a prayer of beating ITER to the punch? Comments, questions, concerns? Find the contact form on the website, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook. www.ph ...…
 
In this episode of our weekly podcast we talk about the remarkable career of Libby Jackson, who is human exploration manager at the UK Space Agency. Sparks fly when carbon meets oxygen in the grand finale of the Battle of the Elements, which features a guest appearance by Chemistry World’s Patrick Walter. The discussion heats-up when we ponder ...…
 
With Robin back from holiday we meet a non-specialist hero, setting off to teach Physics and have a long interview with Carol Davenport from NUStem who are working to encourage young people to choose science as their future careers including their website nustem.uk/primarycareers/ that links KS3 topics with real careers. Timestamps Intros @ 00: ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Westworld star James Marsden to explore the future of artificial intelligence. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, philosopher Susan Schneider, AI robot Sophia, and neuroscientist David Eagleman, PhD. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Cr ...…
 
In this week’s podcast Physics World editors ponder quantum Darwinism, a proposed framework for understanding how measurements are made on quantum systems. We also talk about how physicists at CERN are making very precise measurements of the properties of antihydrogen – and how their experiments could provide a glimpse of what lies beyond the S ...…
 
What Can Four-Year-Olds Do that AI Can't? ==> Children are the greatest learners on the planet. As machine learning comes more and more into focus, and ambitious AI types are aiming to simulate the human brain in its entirety, there is a question to ask: how can our machine-learning algorithms learn from the curiosity and adaptability of childr ...…
 
With Robin away hiking in the Canadian Rockies, Thomas and Patrick hook up to chat about the coming academic year. They share their thoughts on the first lesson (of A Level/AP). Robin contributes his thoughts on the coming year via an audio diary. Timestamps Where is Robin? @ 00:13 Thomas apologises to Moses Rifkin @ … Continue reading S02E01 ( ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with “Weird Al” Yankovic to explore geek culture and the scientific inspirations behind his hits. With comic co-host Maysoon Zayid, astrophysicists Prof. Charles Liu, PhD and Prof. Emily Rice, PhD, and rapper Ellect. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-fre ...…
 
If you’ve ever been wakened by the roar of a freight train – or waited at a level crossing for one to trundle by – you’ll be glad to know that these noisy vehicles have a new and potentially life-saving purpose: predicting earthquakes. As Hamish Johnston explains on this week’s podcast, freight trains generate surprisingly strong seismic waves, ...…
 
Hello and welcome to this episode of Physical Attraction. I’ve been excited about this for a while. Today, on the show, for the first time ever, we have not one but TWO guests, who have co-written an excellent book together. They are both currently researching nuclear fusion, and they have written a book about the future of fusion energy called ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio answer a grab bag full of fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the Big Bang, the boundaries of the universe, space tourism, Star Trek, dark matter, neutrinos, communicating with extraterrestrial life, and much more. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Valentín Elizalde, Tyler Ford, Ted ...…
 
This week’s podcast begins with something close to all our hearts, or mouths for that matter. We’re talking cakes, biscuits and pastries – that’s because Sarah Tesh is here to discuss how nuclear engineer Rahul Mandal used his knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology to win last year’s Great British Bake Off, turning the Sheffield University ...…
 
Hello and welcome to this episode of Physical Attraction. I’ve been excited about this for a while. Today, on the show, for the first time ever, we have not one but TWO guests, who have co-written an excellent book together. They are both currently researching nuclear fusion, and they have written a book about the future of fusion energy called ...…
 
Adal Rifai from "Hello From the Magic Tavern" joins us to talk about the first PHOTOGRAPH of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope. Our guide through this amazing story are Dr. Leo Stein and Dr. Katie Bouman. We learn the basics of Black holes, and the interferometry performed by the Event Horizon Telescope, and then about the complicated ...…
 
Thomas and Robin celebrate 10,000 plays by looking forward to next season and backward to the mistakes we made along the way. Timestamps Looking forward @ 00:20 Mistakes @ 05:42 Edna @ 14:10 Summary Thomas is back from cycling the Galibier in the Alps so Robin and Thomas hook up to talk about what is … Continue reading 35. Bonus for 10,000 Plays →…
 
Jim and Randy discuss loop quantum gravity, and integration of quantum mechanics and gravity that quantizes space-time itself through the use of uncertain quanta of volumes and the random connections between them.
 
Neil Tyson flies to Thule Air Base in Greenland to investigate the intersection of space exploration and the military. With Chuck Nice, Laura Grego, PhD, Prof. Priya Natarajan, Colonel Thomas Colvin, General John Raymond, General John Shaw, Tim Norton, and Bill Nye. Thanks to this week’s Patrons for supporting us: Renee Douglas, Ernesto Chavez, ...…
 
The UK, France, Ireland and Canada have already taken the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency, but many believe that the actions of these and other countries do not yet match the boldness of their rhetoric. In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester speaks to Will Cook of Extinction Rebellion – a movement th ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Move over Moneyball, something new is coming. Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly explore the world of data-driven player development that’s re-shaping baseball today. Featuring Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, authors of The MVP Machine, and astrophysicist and baseball sleuth Mere ...…
 
This week’s podcast begins with the welcome news that at least one form of destructive planetary change – a sudden and dramatic reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field – is much less likely than previously thought. As Susan Curtis explains, careful studies of rock samples and beryllium deposits in Antarctic ice cores indicate that the last such ...…
 
Wormholes, vibranium, Game of Thrones, Batroc the Leaper, Captain Marvel, tachyons, Thanos vs Ant-Man, Star Trek, and more – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist Charles Liu are back to answer more questions on the science of pop fiction. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episod ...…
 
Researchers have been raising the bar for quantum teleportation as Susan Curtis explains in this week’s podcast. While standard quantum teleportation has been limited to particles with just two states, the latest results set the technique on a trajectory for teleporting more complicated systems. Also in the news this week, Margaret Harris revea ...…
 
In this episode, we examine some of the chaotic politics and causes of delay to the ITER project - and the perils of trying to collaborate across multiple countries on a multi-billion-dollar, multi-decade enterprise. After all this, is ITER still "The Way"? www.physicspodcast.com for comments, questions, concerns. @physicspod…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicist and StarTalk geek-in-chief Charles Liu answer fan-submitted questions about speed of light communication, Batman, the science of invisibility, the future of spaceships, the quantum realm, and much more! NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons and All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to thi ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. “If everything seems under control then you’re just not going fast enough.” Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the fast lane with legendary driver Mario Andretti and our resident astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to explore Mario’s extraordinary career. Photo Credit: Sta ...…
 
This week’s podcast features an interview with Ray LaPierre, who heads up the department of engineering physics at McMaster University in Canada. Ray talks to fellow Canadian Hamish Johnston about his research in semiconductor nanowires, in particular for use in photonics and quantum computers, and also shares his experiences of working at JDS ...…
 
Explore how the intersectionality of art and science can spark cultural change with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, contemporary scholar Dorothy Roberts, primatologist Natalia Reagan, linguist Renée Blake, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Thanks to this week's Patrons for supporting us: Er ...…
 
Many would argue that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), currently under construction, is now 'The Way' to achieving power from nuclear fusion. But it faces extraordinary challenges. www.physicspodcast.com @physicspod
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we chat about new research that shows that global warming is not just another natural variation in Earth’s climate. We also meet a Russian planetary scientist who is eager for his country to return to the Moon and a physicist who co-founded a company that makes diamonds. We also reveal whether ...…
 
Throughout July the world has been celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11, when Neil Armstrong took those historic first steps on the Moon. In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester looks to the future, at the prospects of returning humans to the Moon before setting our sights on Mars. Glester reports from the Blue Dot ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 by answering fan-submitted questions on the famous Moon landing and the future of space exploration. Also featuring a conversation with Alyssa Carson, the world’s youngest astronaut in training. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science-filled, data-driven world of SailGP yacht racing alongside Team USA member Hans Henken and Team USA performance analyst Phil Crain. Photo Credit: ©SAILGP-Javier Salinas.
 
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