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.
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.
Radio Physics is for everyone! You don't have to be a scientist or even an aficionado to be fascinated by the questions and answers that you'll hear between 4:30 and 5:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Radio Physics is a new collaboration with top high school physics students from Aspen to Rifle, the Aspen Center for Physics, and KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale. Students interview one of the more than 1,000 physicists who visit the Aspen Center for Physics every year. You'll want to know the answer to the questions that they ask. Tune in!
Editors from Physics World magazine and its sister website physicsworld.com talk to leading scientists and science commentators about cutting-edge physics research, science education and the cultural and political issues shaping the international scientific community.
Did you know that if something falls into a black hole it will "ring" like a bell, radiating gravitational waves at a very specific frequency. pretty fun! Brent Knopf and Matt Sheehy are back! Two new physicists: Leo Stein and Chiara Mingarelli! fun times!
We all need electricity. It's something we often don't even think about - we just switch the laptop on or plug our phone charger in. But electricity has to come from somewhere - and ideally it should be environmentally friendly. So is wind energy the solution we've all been waiting for? How eco-friendly is it, really? Join us and professor Simon Hogg from Furham University when we find out. Music by Scott Holmes, David Mumford, Rachmaninow played by Vadim Chaimovich and Chris Zabriskie. A sound by GoGo. Find all the tiles used here. Please rate us on iTunes! Photo by pastitio/flickr (CC-BY). Science Pie (English) RSS
The working lives of scientists and musicians are more similar than you might think: both are highly creative pursuits that can enable you to travel the world; but on the negative side, they both face challenges with diversity. This podcast you will hear music and opinion from scientist musicians.
*sorry about the audio quality* *one guy was in china, and my mic broke and all sorts of bad stuff happened. :(* OH MAN!!! Erika Ensign, from all the dr. who podcasts, has come on our show so that Darren Peets and Abby Shockley and I can do our best to explain how VORTICES enable MAGNETIC PINNING in TYPE 2 SUPERCONDUCTORS. rad.
This is part 2 of our episode on black holes - again with Chris Done from Durham University! We recommend listening to the first one, "This side of the horizon", first. In this episode: Stephen Hawking! Black holes of all sizes, supermassive, tiny, you name it! Collisions of black holes! Huge detectors to detect gravitational waves! And mouse droppings. Of course. We hope you enjoy it! Music by Malaventura, Rest You Sleeping Giant, Chris Zabriskie, Kai Engel, Vienna Ditto, Simon Mathewson and Pyort Il'yich Tchaikovsky. A complete list of all the tracks used in our episodes can be found here. Prouduced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (CC-BY).
As on Christmas Eve, we now present (get it?) to you: the second crossover episode with our friends from Outside of a Dog! We talk about everyone's favourite wizard, death, villains and hormones in the wizarding world. Like death, this episode will get you, whether you subscribe or not. Do you want to lick it? (Listen in to understand) You can find all episodes of Outside of a Dog on their website, www.outsideofadogcast.com. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York (CC-BY).
If you want to escape the holiday madness, here's our first crossover episode with the literature podcast "Outside of a Dog" who very kindly invited us as guests for this episode full of witchcraft and wizardry. We drank butterbeer (a 16th century recepy) and discussed themes of this beloved book series. Tune in and be happy that your family at least aren't the Durselys, or so we hope (sorry, Harry.) Produced by our friends of "Outside of a Dog". You can find them here. Photo: Les Haines / flickr (CC-BY).
Our fourth advent episode: Bloopers! Slip-ups! Gaffes! Goof-ups! Bumblers! We're not a live podcast and therefore can just cut stuff that didn't work out. Here's some of that stuff. Music by Malaventura. All the music is to be found here. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Photo: Christian Schirner / flickr (CC-BY-SA).
Radio telescopes have really crummy resolution. but if we line them up and hook them together, using a technique called "radio interferometry" we can see the head of a screw 300 km away. This episode, our guest is Ben Acker, one of the authors of "the thrilling adventure hour". amazing! Our Physicists are Rupinder Brar and Sabrina Stierwalt! exciting!
This is our second advent episode - this time with a snippet from our interview with Chris Done. She talks about the perception of mathematical genius in society and popular culture - and why she disagrees with the portrayal of Will Hunting in the academy award winning film Good Will Hunting. Also, we included what she told us about white holes - the opposite of black holes. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Music by Chris Zabriskie. Find a list of all the music we used for our episodes here. Photo: simpleinsomnia / flickr (CC-BY). Science Pie (English) RSS
There is no force stronger. Gravity? get out. Electrostatics? no. Love? incorrect. THE STRONG FORCE! Tia Miceli! Ken Clark! AND OUR SPECIAL GUEST RYAN NORTH!!!! this is a really fun episode where we talk about how protons are made of quarks stuck together with gluons. so much fun.
Ever wondered what's inside of a Black Hole? Monsters? And how they form? We start our complete guide to one of the most fascinating phenomenons space has to offer. Our guide isn't Spock, but might just as well be - because she's an expert for astrophysics: it's Professor Chris Done from the Physics Department of Durham University. Let's travel to one of the great mysteries of space - just click play. Music by Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Airglow, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov played by The United Army Strings, Dennis Schulz, Juanitos, Maurice Ravel played by Ewen Birchhall, Chris Zabriskie, Rest You Sleeping Giant and Scott Joplin. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. You can find all the music used for our episode here. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (CC-BY). Science Pie (English) RSS
We decided to do advent episodes! Short bits from our interviews we wanted to release, but couldn't fit into a story. Few minutes each, few edits, one piece of music in the background. We start with Jo Fox, talking about the process of teaching and how she knows less the more she knows. More next week! Music by Maurice Ravel, played by Luis Sarro. Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. A complete list of all the music for our episodes can be found here. Photo by Susanne Nilsson / flickr (CC-BY-SA).
Our third advent episode is probably the last soundbit you'll hear from our interview with Jo Fox. Is advertising propaganda? Even if it is advertising for a good cause? And, in the century of social media, are we all propagandists ourselves? Produced by Dennis Schulz and Annika Brockschmidt. Music by Kelly Latimore. We have used a lot of music in all our episodes, and you can find all of it here. Photo: Wrote / flickr (CC-BY).
If life could exist on Mars, what might it look like? And could an upcoming mission by the European Space Agency finally lead to some answers on that eternal question of whether we are alone in the universe? In this podcast, astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell addresses these big questions.
We delve into the tricky field of atrocity propaganda. How does it work, why is it a thing we see time and time again? We travel through time to take a look at the form it took in World War 1 - and how it has changed since then. We follow the pictures into the present to the IS propaganda videos and discuss how we should deal with those images in the media. Follow us into the confusing labyrinth of atrocity propaganda, alongside Durham University professor Jo Fox who will guide us through! Music by Salakapakka Sound System, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Chris Zabriskie, Fog Lake, Rest You Sleeping Giant, Johannes Brahms played by Luis Sarro. You can find all the music here. Science Pie (English) RSS
The Big bang. How do we know it happened? How do we know what happened? Dr. Michael Zemcov and Dr. Katie Mack and I talk to the clever hosts of Encyclopedia Brunch. It's Tim Dobbs and Kathryn Cogert! WHAT FUN!
In this podcast Michael Banks travels to the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to find out how scientists are using neutrons in their research and how the lab is looking to attract more users from industry.
Why does a physicist build a tiny replica of a dishwasher to put under a microscope? And what invention has made going to the optician or eye doctor that much more bearable (and also created a fun moment in TV history)? Join in as Durham University's Professor John Girkin answers these questions (and some more) and explains his optical toys to us. Yes, you read that correctly, toys. What they are? Click play and listen. Music by Josh Woodward, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin played by Donald Betts, Alexander Borodin and Vienna Ditto. Sounds by Mike Koenig. You can find the music here, as always. Photo by Ben Mortimer/flickr (CC-BY). Science Pie (English) RSS
BIOPHYSICS! Nicole Prent! Jacqueline Townsend! Broadway actor Brian Cross joins us to talk about how biophysicists use frequency doubling of photons To LOOK INSIDE CELLS! well, it's really cool I can't wait for you to hear it!
We belong to a generation that grew up alongside Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived - and yet, it is so much more than just a children's book. Alongside the lovely Anne-Sophie Charrière, who studied English Literature, especially the Harry Potter series, we dive into Rowling's elaborate and intricate world of magic and reveal the power behind the character's names. Be bewitched (and tune in. No password required. 7th-book reference. Teehee.) Music: Maurice Ravel played by Luis Sarro, Richard Wagner, Chris Zabriskie, Isaac Albeniz played by Gordon Rowland, Antonin Dvorak, Felix Mendelssohn, Ghofra Z and Kosta T, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky and Alec's Band. You can find the complete playlist here. Science Pie (English) RSS
Imagine if Hitler had jumped out of an airplane over Britain and got captured in Glasgow. That didn't happen. But it happened to his deputy, Rudolf Heß. Join us as we dive into the strange and twisted story of Heß' caption alongside Durham University historian Jo Fox. We investigate what the curious case of Rudolf Heß can tell us about possible distinctions between democratic and totalitarian propaganda. Should we make a distinction between these at all? And what about rumours? Music by Ian Alex Mac, Health and Beauty, Sergei Rachmaninoff played by Vadim Chaimovich, Chris Zabriskie, Little Glass Men, Breuss Arrizabalaga Quintet, Louis Lefébure-Wély played by Markus Staab, Maurice Ravel played by Luís Sarro, Edvard Grieg played by Edward Rosser, Franz Liszt played by Maurio Tortorelli and Constantin Catena, and sounds recorded by Mike Koenig. As always, you can find all the tracks we used here.
Oh boy it's been a while since we got an episode scheduled, recorded, edited and out the door. but the wait has been worth it because THIS EPISDE IS AMAZING! Dan Harmon (From Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Show, Monster House, COMMUNITY!, Harmontown (the podcast), Harmontown (the documentary about the podcast), and Rick and Morty) joins us! Physicist Katherine Brown RETURNS! and Ken Clark is flying shotgun! TODAYS EPISODE TOPIC: QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT. this is a lovely episode and i am prouder than punch to present it to you.