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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 you hear, then also check out the Physics World Weekly podcast, a science-news podcast presented by our award-winning science journalists.

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

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 you hear, then also check out the Physics World Weekly podcast, a science-news podcast presented by our award-winning science journalists.

    Muon mania: are we finally on the brink of new physics?

    Muon mania: are we finally on the brink of new physics?

    A detailed look at the two recent results from CERN and Fermilab

    • 48 min
    Arecibo Observatory: a scientific giant that fell to Earth

    Arecibo Observatory: a scientific giant that fell to Earth

    Exploring the legacy and the future of the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico

    • 39 min
    Searching for signs of past life on Mars with NASA’s Perseverance rover

    Searching for signs of past life on Mars with NASA’s Perseverance rover

    Exploring the scientific goals of one of the three missions to arrive at Mars this month

    • 44 min
    Life at CERN during the pandemic

    Life at CERN during the pandemic

    How the particle-physics community is adapting to COVID lockdowns

    • 48 min
    The best of physics in books, TV and film in 2020

    The best of physics in books, TV and film in 2020

    Looking back at some of the year’s most memorable books and media

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Physics and LEGO: an enduring love affair

    Physics and LEGO: an enduring love affair

    In addition to the fun, LEGO can be an effective teaching tool

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Napoleon D ,

The Cosmic Shed brought me here...

The 'Tracking Neutrinos' episode was great. I found it really entertaining and informative, a great balance of expert insight but delivered and presented in a way I could understand without feeling spoken down to.

The host Andrew Glester also does The Cosmic Shed podcast which I have heard and liked. Hope he continues to produce the IoP Physic World podcast too!

1Life2LivesoLivingit ,

Wonderful

Brilliant guests, fascinating science topics and really accessible without being dumbed down at all.

Keep them coming!

Sharky_Drew ,

Fab Physics!

Will admit that physics has never really been my subject area, but trying to expand the podcasts I listen to and have found these great! Informative and interesting.

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