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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.

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Music and science: a harmonious or discordant duo?

7/18/2017
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The fascinating things, and the limits, of what science can tell us about music.

Duration: 00:28:01


How politicians misuse and mangle science

6/16/2017
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Exploring the issues behind Dave Levitan's timely new book Not a Scientist.

Duration: 00:31:12


Bees and their magnetic superpower

5/12/2017
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In Physics World's latest podcast we find out how bees use internal compasses to find their way.

Duration: 00:27:10


Exploring the worlds of TRAPPIST-1

4/7/2017
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In Physics World's latest podcast we investigate what we know so far about the recently discovered Earth-like planets around TRAPPIST-1.

Duration: 00:29:55


Tracking neutrinos in virtual reality

3/8/2017
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In Physics World's latest podcast we investigate a VR app that lets you explore the inner workings of the MicroBooNE neutrino detector.

Duration: 00:24:38


Why information grows

9/22/2015
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In this podcast, physicist César Hidalgo explains why he thinks physics could help us to understand economics, and in particular why some nations are financially stronger than others.

Duration: 00:11:22


Inside the particle pyramid

8/25/2015
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This podcast takes you on the hunt for hidden chambers within a pyramid in Mexico, potentially the resting place for the leaders of a mysterious pre-Colombian civilization.

Duration: 00:16:41


Searching for life on other planets

7/23/2015
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In this podcast, Sara Seager reveals how she is keen to use the next generation of telescopes to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life.

Duration: 00:11:44


Going beyond 'shut up and calculate'

6/25/2015
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Science journalist Amanda Gefter talks about her quest to understand what modern physics has to say about the ultimate nature of reality

Duration: 00:12:50


How to fund physics using the wisdom of crowds

5/19/2015
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In this podcast, Mark Jackson of Fiat Physica explains why small private donations should pay for research projects.

Duration: 00:09:18


The masters of antimatter

4/22/2015
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In this podcast, we take a look inside CERN's Antimatter Factory and reveal a day in the life of an antimatter tamer.

Duration: 00:21:02


A quantum sense of smell

3/24/2015
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In this podcast, Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili explain how quantum mechanics may be helping our noses distinguish between apples, oranges and a thousand other scents.

Duration: 00:11:07


An adjustable vision for the world

2/25/2015
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In this podcast, physicist Josh Silver describes how his adjustable glasses can bring clear vision to billions in the developing world.

Duration: 00:11:44


The ever-expanding Zooniverse

1/20/2015
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In this podcast, astrophysicist Chris Lintott discusses the evolving nature of citizen science.

Duration: 00:15:15


Book of the Year 2014

12/16/2014
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A podcast discussing Physics World's choice of the year's best popular-physics titles.

Duration: 00:22:06


We need to talk about quantum mechanics

11/19/2014
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Join a motley crew of physicists and science journalists at a quantum boot camp.

Duration: 00:16:50


A theorist's bucket list

10/22/2014
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S James Gates Jr talks about the physics discoveries he would like to see happen in his lifetime.

Duration: 00:10:56


The sound man

9/25/2014
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Join acoustical physicist Trevor Cox on his "scientific odyssey of sound".

Duration: 00:14:19


The wonderful world of ultrasound

8/26/2014
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From levitating tiny balls to safeguarding bridges, ultrasound has more applications than you might think.

Duration: 00:12:50


Sean Carroll's guide to making better science movies

7/25/2014
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If you've ever wondered why there are so many bad science-fiction films, you're not alone. But Sean Carroll is one of the few physicists who's actually trying to do something about it, by helping Hollywood producers in his role as science adviser.

Duration: 00:09:07

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