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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 web ...
 
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In this episode of Physics World Weekly, Physics World’s general physics editor Hamish Johnston is joined by colleagues to discuss quantum technologies, biomedical research plus the week’s research highlights. First up in the podcast, industry Editor Margaret Harris speaks about the launch of the €1bn European Quantum Flagship, which she attend ...…
 
We recap the 2018 midterm elections, discuss the responsibility of HBCU alumni in advocacy for our schools, and debate the future of Cheyney University
 
Pictured: Lord HeywoodMatthew Bannister on Lord Heywood, the senior civil servant who worked with four Prime Ministers: Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May.Pamela Lonsdale, the children's TV producer who brought us Rainbow.Sangharakshita, the British born Buddhist leader whose reputation was tarnished by allegations of sexua ...…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, Chinese science journalist Xiaoxue Chen tells the story behind a much talked about science news service in China. Despite being only three years old, the Intellectual already has over a million followers on the microblogging site Weibo.com and over 900,000 followers on the social networking s ...…
 
We talk the role of the HBCU community in midterm elections, an exclusive interview with Morehouse Drum Major Lila Grant on her pursuit of pay equity in the band ranks, and which HBCU city as the best BBQ.
 
Pictured: Wanda FerragamoMatthew Bannister onWanda Ferragamo - who took over her husband's successful Italian shoe making business and turned it into a global fashion brand. Wim Kok, the Dutch prime minister whose career was overshadowed by the Srebrenica massacre.The writer Ntozake Shange, best known for her choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who H ...…
 
In this episode of Physics World Weekly Hamish Johnston describes his visit to the opening of a major new exhibition at the Science Museum in London. The Sun: Living With Our Star – which runs until 6 May 2019 – is a treasure trove of objects that document humanity’s fascination with the Sun through the ages. You’ll hear from the lead curator H ...…
 
Exclusive interviews with leaders, participants and sponsors from Thurgood Marshall College Fund's annual Leadership Institute.
 
Pictured: Baroness HollisMatthew Bannister onAnthea Bell who translated the works of Freud and Kafka into English - but was even better known for making Asterix the Gaul funny in his second language.Captain Michael Howard, the intelligence officer who was part of T-Force which was set up after the second world war to seize German assets and bri ...…
 
In this episode of Physics World Weekly, we have a special extended interview with Melanie Windridge, a physicist with a taste for adventure. Earlier this year, Windridge achieved the personal feat of trekking to the highest point on Earth – the summit of Mount Everest. She speaks to Physics World’s James Dacey about how science and technology ...…
 
Pictured: Paul AllenMatthew Bannister onPaul Allen who teamed up with his school friend Bill Gates to found the computer software company Microsoft. After he left, he used his billions to support medical research, education and an American football team.Mary Midgley, the philosopher who wrote about the relationship between humans and animals an ...…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we’re discussing the life and work of Stephen Hawking. Earlier this week, Physics World’s Anna Demming was at the Science Museum in London for the launch of Hawking’s new book Answers to the Big Questions. Published posthumously through the collaboration of family, friends and the Stephen Hawk ...…
 
We discuss the latest in the Bethune-Cookman University crisis, and detail the ways in which the institution survives.
 
We talk with Perkins Management Service Company Inc Founder and CEO Nicholas Perkins on the 13th anniversary of his company, lessons from competition against billion-dollar companies, and what future success looks like.
 
We talk with HBCUMoney.com Editor William Foster about the nuts and bolts of HBCU finance, and debate if athletics can be the biggest marketing vehicle for our institutions.
 
Pictured: Montserrat CaballéMatthew Bannister on Ray Galton, who, with his writing partner Alan Simpson, created Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son. Paul Merton pays tribute. Gerald Russell, the psychiatrist who was the first to describe the eating disorder bulimia nervosa.Evelyn Anthony, the novelist whose historical romances sold million ...…
 
This episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast celebrates the 30th anniversary of Physics World magazine. The first issue of the magazine came off the presses in October 1988 and this month’s special birthday issue looks back on the state of physics in that year and how much physics has (or has not) changed over the last three decades. In thi ...…
 
We talk with Hampton University Director of Bands Dr. Thomas Jones, discuss the HBCU perspective on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and round out with comparisons of PWI and HBCU drinking culture.
 
Dr. Tiffany Jones, Director of Higher Education Policy at the Education Trust, discusses how new college recruitment movements and policymaking may impact HBCUs nationwide.
 
Pictured: Charles AznavourMatthew Bannister onCharles Aznavour, the French singer who "made despair popular". The lyricist Don Black, who worked with him, pays tribute. Dr. Charles Kao, the Nobel prize winning physicist who developed fibre optic technology, so paving the way for the world wide web. Elizabeth de Mauny Wainwright, the pioneering ...…
 
This episode of Physics World Weekly has a laser focus on one thing: the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics. On Tuesday, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland joined the pantheon of Nobel laureates for their “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. Ashkin scooped half the prize for his work on “optical tweezers and their ...…
 
We talk with Winston Coffee from Detroit's Midnight Golf Program about their efforts to recruit and graduate future HBCU stakeholders. We also talk about ratchet HBCU homecoming memories, and Jarrett's run-in with a former HBCU trustee.
 
We talk with organizers from the inaugural HBCU Sustainability Summit held in Atlanta, GA. Guests include Benedict College President Roslyn Clark Artis, 100 Black Men Chairman Thomas Dortch, Florida A&M University Board of Trustees Chairman Kelvin Lawson, Alabama State University Foundation Executive Director Jennifer S. Anderson, and Microsoft ...…
 
Pictured: Chas HodgesMatthew Bannister onChas Hodges, the session musician who became one half of the cockney duo Chas and Dave and had hits like Gertcha and Rabbit. M.J. Long the American-born architect who co-designed the British Library, the National Maritime Museum and studios for some of the UK's best known artists. Arthur Mitchell, the fi ...…
 
Dr. Hugine discusses AAMU's gains in enrollment, philanthropy and research and why his quiet leadership approach works well for the campus.
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, industry editor Margaret Harris discusses her recent visit to IBM’s R&D facility in Hursley, UK. She explains why industrial research is still a fruitful place for physics research, even though it is sometimes overlooked by the academic community. Later in the podcast, general physics editor ...…
 
We discuss the academic, social and infrastructural challenges that can lead to poor performance of HBCU students.
 
We talk about the process and benefits of transferring between or into HBCUs, adjusting to different campus cultures, and the differences between PWIs and HBCUs.
 
Pictured: Denis NordenAndrea Catherwood on Denis Norden, the television presenter and comedy writer who made Britain laugh for half a century. Diane Leather, the first woman in the world to break the 5-minute mile, just 23 days after Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute barrier, but achieved much less acclaim.Johnny Kingdom, the poacher turned fi ...…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we talk about an X-ray detector that you can wrap around your finger; new computing technologies that are giving physics a boost; and how to minimize flooding risk during tropical storms. We also take a fresh look at quantum noise in a round-up of what is new on Physics World this week. If you ...…
 
We discuss the recent US News & World Report rankings, and the latest HBCU to sign up with Nike.
 
Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II discusses the school's political and social realities, and the challenges and opportunities for the HBCU sector at large.
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, James Dacey is joined by the Physics World news editor, Michael Banks. The pair discuss the recently published Physics World special report on physics in China. That free-to-read report explores China’s ambitions to become a global leader in particle physics, and its latest drive to attract t ...…
 
Tennessee State University and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc President Glenda Baskin Glover announces a $1 million fundraising campaign to benefit HBCUs.
 
Dr. Frederick discusses Howard's jump in the US News and World Report rankings, the work of balancing access and competitiveness in student achievement, and defining Howard's true role in the higher ed landscape.
 
We talk with Strada Education Senior Vice President Daryl Graham and TMCF CEO, President Harry Williams about a new partnership that will give immersive academic and professional training to rising high school seniors on HBCU campuses.
 
We talk with Dr. Obiomon about her recent appointment as Dean of the PVAMU College of Engineering, and life as one of more than 30 relatives to have graduated from the institution.
 
We discuss media culture and HBCUs, consumption habits, and how to engage HBCU stakeholders to care about responsible reporting.
 
Pictured: Burt ReynoldsMatthew Bannister onThe prolific career of the movie star Burt Reynolds. The 'Deliverance' director John Boorman pays tribute. The environmental campaigner Lord Melchett who, as executive director of Greenpeace, was arrested during a protest against GM crops. The Italian anti-mafia campaigner Rita Borsellino who took up t ...…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, Matin Durrani talks to James Dacey about the life of the Nobel-prize-winning astronomer Martin Ryle, who was also a visionary in the field of renewable energy. Ryle’s wide-ranging studies on energy were done in the 1970s, and Durrani explains why they are highly-relevant today. The emerging f ...…
 
We discuss housing challenges on HBCU campuses and examine the ways that HBCUs can approach becoming true anchor institutions in black communities.
 
Pictured: Lindsay KempJulian Worricker on:The dancer and choreographer, Lindsay Kemp, who worked alongside David Bowie and Kate Bush.John Calder, the influential publisher, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship.The record-breaking sailor, Hilary Lister, who became the first quadriplegic person to sail across the English Chan ...…
 
We talk with Tiffany's mother, Rosita, about being an HBCU parent in the 21st century.
 
In this episode of Physics World Weekly, Hamish Johnston is in conversation with the particle physicists Greig Cowan and Tim Gershon, authors of Tetraquarks and Pentaquarks. Published as part of the Physics World Discovery series, the free-to-read ebook explores the latest research on the exotic particles comprising four or five (and sometimes ...…
 
We talk about the synergy between the black church and HBCUs and how its stronger than most may realize, and discuss Omarosa's shenanigans and if she was more valuable to the sector than meets the eye.
 
Pictured: Kofi AnnanJulian Worricker on:Diplomat Kofi Annan, who rose through the ranks of the United Nations, to serve as its secretary-general for nine years....Janice Tchalenko, a ceramicist, designer and artist, who bridged the gap between art and large-scale production...The botanist, Hugh Synge, voted one of the 20 most influential Britis ...…
 
Claims of new evidence that the universe is cyclic and undergoes multiple big bangs is discussed in this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast. Physics World editors Hamish Johnston and Michael Banks also talk about how a natural underground nuclear reactor could help us deal with radioactive waste. If you enjoy the podcast then you can s ...…
 
We discuss the culture of hazing at HBCUs, and implications for students, administrators, campuses and legacy.
 
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