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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    • 4.1 • 36 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.

    How climate change is affecting human and natural systems, test your knowledge of artificial intelligence

    How climate change is affecting human and natural systems, test your knowledge of artificial intelligence

    In this podcast we speak to a climate-change expert and take a quiz on AI in medical physics

    • 42 min
    Prize-winning AI research, bringing machine learning tools into the radiotherapy clinic

    Prize-winning AI research, bringing machine learning tools into the radiotherapy clinic

    In this episode we talk about the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare

    • 36 min
    Seeking the warm glow of the Unruh effect, reconfigurable hardware drives innovation in test and measurement

    Seeking the warm glow of the Unruh effect, reconfigurable hardware drives innovation in test and measurement

    We speak to an instrumentation entrepreneur and a particle dynamics expert

    • 38 min
    Using social media to turn people on to physics, vacuum supplier sets science-based targets for greenhouse gas reductions

    Using social media to turn people on to physics, vacuum supplier sets science-based targets for greenhouse gas reductions

    We chat with Sara Fry from Atlas Copco – Vacuum Technique and Georgina Phillips of the Institute of Physics

    • 34 min
    Quantum-computing company focuses on quantum simulation for industry, celebrating the International Year of Glass

    Quantum-computing company focuses on quantum simulation for industry, celebrating the International Year of Glass

    In this podcast we look at some practical applications of quantum computers

    • 33 min
    Asking the big questions in the philosophy of physics and quantum biology

    Asking the big questions in the philosophy of physics and quantum biology

    In this podcast we speak to a molecular geneticist and a philosopher of science

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Joel D

Love the podcast. Great information. Rock solid topics of discussion

etherdog ,

Audio quality is everything to a podcast

While the information is good, one would think that a physics podcast would pay attention more to the audio quality to convey the message.

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Love the topic, sad about some of the content

I love the stories you present, and the episode about life on Venus is one of my favorite episodes of any podcast. Unfortunately, after listening to the episode on self driving cars, I am thoroughly embarrassed for both you and your guests that you had on. If I had no knowledge on the subject I would take away from the episode that full autonomous cars are at least 10-20 years away. Tesla literally has a full self driving beta out right now that seems no more than a few years from perfection. This reminds me of the people who said flying vehicles were hundreds of years away, only a few days before the wright brothers flew for the first time. I wish you would offer a correction for the guests you had on that had no knowledge of their own industry.

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