100 episodes

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.

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    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

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.

    Atomic clocks put Einstein and the Standard Model to the test, UK’s XFEL plans enter design phase

    Atomic clocks put Einstein and the Standard Model to the test, UK’s XFEL plans enter design phase

    In this podcast we chat about comparing atomic clocks and plans for a free electron laser

    • 34 min
    Quantum technologies benefit from the bottom-up approach of synthetic chemistry

    Quantum technologies benefit from the bottom-up approach of synthetic chemistry

    This podcast features a chemist who creates molecular qubits

    • 29 min
    Seeking cosmic particles using a super-pressure balloon, the physics of babies

    Seeking cosmic particles using a super-pressure balloon, the physics of babies

    This podcast features the principal investigator of the EUSO-SPB2 mission

    • 50 min
    New directions in environmental health and ecology, innovation in science and technology is waning

    New directions in environmental health and ecology, innovation in science and technology is waning

    This podcast features the editors-in-chief of two new environmental journals

    • 39 min
    Nuclear waste: how environmental radiochemistry is improving storage and site remediation

    Nuclear waste: how environmental radiochemistry is improving storage and site remediation

    Katherine Morris talks about her research on the behaviour of radioactive contaminants

    • 29 min
    How to deflect an asteroid: DART's Andrew Cheng on the Physics World Breakthrough of the Year

    How to deflect an asteroid: DART's Andrew Cheng on the Physics World Breakthrough of the Year

    Mission scientist recalls one of the greatest moments of his life

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

TheSmeaf ,

Quality dedicated physics content

Quality dedicated physics content! Weekly!

Be Henry ,

Generally interesting BUT....

1. The sound effects and theme tune could do with being updated. They sound like an Open University programme on BBC2 as broadcast overnight in the 1980’s.

2. “The LGB+ experience in physics” is not really physics is it? This has been shoehorned in to a science podcast when it belongs in a society and culture podcast.

Woke.

Please don’t make assumptions on my lifestyle preference or my right to comment on this, because you’d quite probably be wrong.

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