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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 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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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.

    Conspiracy theories, smartphone apps for identifying skin cancer, classical time crystals - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Conspiracy theories, smartphone apps for identifying skin cancer, classical time crystals - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    We also chat about lotus-leaf shapes in this episode of our weekly podcast

    • 29 min
    Solar physics, the quantum term that needs replacing and the acoustics of concert halls - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Solar physics, the quantum term that needs replacing and the acoustics of concert halls - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    In this week's podcast, we talk to Sarah Matthews from University College London about the Sun, discuss language in physics and top music venues

    • 35 min
    Boosting infrared spectroscopy, making complexity a descriptive science, artificial intelligence in medical physics - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Boosting infrared spectroscopy, making complexity a descriptive science, artificial intelligence in medical physics - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Our weekly podcast also tackles the thorny issue of graphene standards

    • 39 min
    Debating the 'quantum bottleneck', a fictional Spanish physicist and the science of synchronized pendulums - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Debating the 'quantum bottleneck', a fictional Spanish physicist and the science of synchronized pendulums - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    The podcast team discusses careers for physicists, quantum hype and the best way to honour "hidden figures" in science history

    • 49 min
    Solar cooking, an ultrasound success story, and why some business models just don’t work out - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Solar cooking, an ultrasound success story, and why some business models just don’t work out - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    In this week's podcast, we take a look at solar cookers, hear from an ultrasound start-up and chat about some bad business models

    • 42 min
    Looking forward to a new decade of physics, listening to graphene-based headphones - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Looking forward to a new decade of physics, listening to graphene-based headphones - Physics World Weekly Podcast

    Tune in to the first weekly podcast of the 2020s

    • 41 min

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