Physics World Weekly Podcast

Physics World

Physics World Weekly Podcast

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.

  • Cutting through the quantum hype, why the Stark effect should be renamed

    December 2, 2021

    Cutting through the quantum hype, why the Stark effect should be renamed

  • Materials science conserves 500-year-old warship, new gravitational-wave discoveries by LIGO–Virgo

    November 25, 2021

    Materials science conserves 500-year-old warship, new gravitational-wave discoveries by LIGO–Virgo

  • Clever aerodynamics makes owls silent hunters, why 2025 should be the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology

    November 18, 2021

    Clever aerodynamics makes owls silent hunters, why 2025 should be the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology

  • Quantum start-up targets single photons, perovskite pioneers bag Rank Prize

    November 11, 2021

    Quantum start-up targets single photons, perovskite pioneers bag Rank Prize

  • COP26 special: energy innovation, sustainable cities and carbon capture

    October 28, 2021

    COP26 special: energy innovation, sustainable cities and carbon capture

  • COP26 special: extreme heat, cloud mysteries and climate tipping points

    October 28, 2021

    COP26 special: extreme heat, cloud mysteries and climate tipping points

  • Donna Strickland on her life-changing Nobel prize, previewing #BlackInPhysics week, nuclear fusion in stars

    October 21, 2021

    Donna Strickland on her life-changing Nobel prize, previewing #BlackInPhysics week, nuclear fusion in stars

  • Why nuclear should be part of our net-zero-carbon future, green jobs for physicists, proton arc therapy

    October 14, 2021

    Why nuclear should be part of our net-zero-carbon future, green jobs for physicists, proton arc therapy

  • Exploring the science behind the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics, travelling 13,000 km to become a medical physicist

    October 7, 2021

    Exploring the science behind the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics, travelling 13,000 km to become a medical physicist

  • Tackling the big questions in physics with Jim Al-Khalili, how a physicist worked out why dinosaurs went extinct

    September 30, 2021

    Tackling the big questions in physics with Jim Al-Khalili, how a physicist worked out why dinosaurs went extinct

  • How the US keeps its nuclear secrets and what it reveals, double anonymous peer review boosts inclusion

    September 23, 2021

    How the US keeps its nuclear secrets and what it reveals, double anonymous peer review boosts inclusion

  • Probing the origins of the universe, using plasmonic tweezers to manipulate tiny objects

    September 16, 2021

    Probing the origins of the universe, using plasmonic tweezers to manipulate tiny objects

  • Pondering cosmic mysteries with Paul Davies, tandem solar cells could soon be on your roof

    September 9, 2021

    Pondering cosmic mysteries with Paul Davies, tandem solar cells could soon be on your roof

  • Why fusion power could rely on high-temperature superconductors, China’s ambitious exploration of space

    September 2, 2021

    Why fusion power could rely on high-temperature superconductors, China’s ambitious exploration of space

  • How to build an artificial brain, future is bright for hybrid perovskite solar cells

    August 26, 2021

    How to build an artificial brain, future is bright for hybrid perovskite solar cells

  • Surfing, sunscreen and the perfect pizza: the physics of holidays

    August 19, 2021

    Surfing, sunscreen and the perfect pizza: the physics of holidays

  • Balloon-borne telescope will ‘weigh’ the universe, remembering John Enderby

    August 12, 2021

    Balloon-borne telescope will ‘weigh’ the universe, remembering John Enderby

  • Physics-themed holidays, meet the next director of the European Spallation Source

    August 5, 2021

    Physics-themed holidays, meet the next director of the European Spallation Source

  • Protecting self-driving cars from cosmic rays, size limits for wind farms

    July 29, 2021

    Protecting self-driving cars from cosmic rays, size limits for wind farms

  • The physics of Olympic sports, searching for continuous gravitational waves

    July 22, 2021

    The physics of Olympic sports, searching for continuous gravitational waves

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