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Podcast Profile: Physics World Stories Podcast

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100 episodes
2015 to 2024
Median: 41 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

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.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Physics innovations • Scientific storytelling • Astronomy • Quantum technologies • Sustainability • Artificial intelligence • Space exploration • Popular science books • Medical physics • Sports science • Music and physics interactions

The Physics World Stories podcast delves into a broad array of themes that intersect physics with various aspects of life and the universe. Hosted by Andrew Glester, this podcast brings the narratives of scientists, engineers, artists, and other experts to the forefront, exploring the intriguing and inspiring stories behind scientific advancements and phenomena.

One significant theme of this podcast is the application and influence of physics in everyday life, including its intersection with sports, music, and technology. Episodes explore how physicists integrate their knowledge into enhancing sports techniques, creating music inspired by scientific constants, and addressing contemporary issues such as sustainability and the environmental impact of energy utilization. The podcast also highlights notable scientific discoveries and their implications, including discussions about Nobel Prize-winning research, breakthroughs in laser cooling, and the findings from various astronomical missions.

The podcast showcases the transformative power of physics in addressing global challenges. Episodes discuss the role of physical science in tackling sustainability issues, making advanced technologies like supercomputing more eco-friendly, and generating alternative energy solutions. The stories illustrate the ongoing efforts to make scientific research and its benefits more inclusive, such as making spaceflight accessible to people with disabilities and supporting under-represented groups in academia through financial grants.

Furthermore, this podcast frequently explores the conceptual and futuristic aspects of physics, from the quest to understand dark matter and modified gravity to the potential of quantum computers and AI chatbots in shaping the future of science. Episodes also delve into speculative and exploratory themes, such as searching for alien technologies, investigating the possibility of life on other planets, and the philosophical inquiries into the nature of the cosmos.

Overall, Physics World Stories offers a rich tapestry of the current scope and impact of physics, blending technical discussions with human stories, and presenting a well-rounded exploration of how physics continuously shapes the world.


Episodes:
Episode Image Physics and sport: flying balls, perfecting technique, and wellbeing in academia
2024-Jun-19
52 minutes
Episode Image Swift Quakes and new podcast music inspired by the fine-structure constant
2024-May-28
46 minutes
Episode Image 3 Body Problem: a deep dive into the Netflix show
2024-Apr-30
51 minutes
Episode Image An orchestral trip through the moons of our solar system
2024-Mar-22
49 minutes
Episode Image Dark matter vs modified gravity: which team are you on?
2024-Feb-26
62 minutes
Episode Image Radio pioneers: the enduring role of ‘amateurs’ in radio astronomy
2024-Jan-23
34 minutes
Episode Image Radiant chills: the revolutionary science of laser cooling
2023-Dec-19
45 minutes
Episode Image The biographer who inspired Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film Oppenheimer
2023-Nov-21
40 minutes
Episode Image Physics for fairness: tackling global sustainability challenges through science
2023-Oct-13
40 minutes
Episode Image Green and novel: the future of energy generation
2023-Sep-04
57 minutes
Episode Image Our universe is humming with gravitational waves
2023-Aug-07
30 minutes
Episode Image Moore’s law in peril and the future of computing
2023-Jul-04
61 minutes
Episode Image Will AI chatbots replace physicists?
2023-Jun-09
54 minutes
Episode Image Cosmic generosity: a selfless investment in the future of physics
2023-May-12
38 minutes
Episode Image How can we make lithium-ion batteries more sustainable?
2023-May-03
39 minutes
Episode Image Quantum melodies: the intersection of music and quantum physics
2023-Mar-28
59 minutes
Episode Image Finding solace in the stars
2023-Feb-24
33 minutes
Episode Image Making spaceflight accessible to people with physical disabilities
2023-Jan-31
44 minutes
Episode Image Robin Ince and the joy of popular-science books
2022-Dec-21
26 minutes
Episode Image Quantum technology gathers pace
2022-Nov-28
43 minutes
Episode Image Is the 2022 FIFA World Cup really carbon neutral?
2022-Oct-28
58 minutes
Episode Image Trouble on the Horizon for UK-based researchers
2022-Sep-16
56 minutes
Episode Image The science-fiction legacy of Satyajit Ray
2022-Aug-16
58 minutes
Episode Image The Higgs boson discovery revisited
2022-Jul-04
56 minutes
Episode Image Fixing our bodies with glass
2022-Jun-01
39 minutes
Episode Image Cutting the carbon footprint of supercomputing in scientific research
2022-May-04
36 minutes
Episode Image JET’s record result and the quest for fusion energy
2022-Apr-04
37 minutes
Episode Image Music from our material world
2022-Mar-08
51 minutes
Episode Image The James Webb Space Telescope launches astronomy into a new era
2022-Jan-25
46 minutes
Episode Image Physics books that captured the imagination in 2021
2021-Dec-22
48 minutes
Episode Image Sharing is caring: open hardware has global impact
2021-Nov-24
42 minutes
Episode Image Searching for signs of alien technologies
2021-Oct-20
43 minutes
Episode Image Free and open-source software is driving physics forwards
2021-Sep-22
44 minutes
Episode Image We’re all going on a geeky holiday
2021-Aug-24
43 minutes
Episode Image Deflecting asteroids and exploring a metal world
2021-Jul-09
50 minutes
Episode Image Helgoland and the captivating origins of quantum theory
2021-Jun-15
45 minutes
Episode Image The bots are not as fair-minded as they seem
2021-May-28
45 minutes
Episode Image Muon mania: are we finally on the brink of new physics?
2021-Apr-29
48 minutes
Episode Image Arecibo Observatory: a scientific giant that fell to Earth
2021-Mar-17
39 minutes
Episode Image Searching for signs of past life on Mars with NASA’s Perseverance rover
2021-Feb-10
44 minutes
Episode Image Life at CERN during the pandemic
2021-Jan-22
48 minutes
Episode Image The best of physics in books, TV and film in 2020
2020-Dec-23
62 minutes
Episode Image Physics and LEGO: an enduring love affair
2020-Nov-23
49 minutes
Episode Image How capable are today’s quantum computers?
2020-Oct-14
29 minutes
Episode Image Could there really be life in the clouds of Venus?
2020-Sep-23
49 minutes
Episode Image Autonomous cars: potential lifesavers but with new risks
2020-Aug-26
43 minutes
Episode Image Planet Nine: is it a planet, a primordial black hole, or something else entirely?
2020-Jul-17
42 minutes
Episode Image Working in medical physics: not your average career
2020-Jun-30
41 minutes
Episode Image The mystery of missing marine plastic
2020-May-27
33 minutes
Episode Image Doing physics in the time of COVID-19
2020-Apr-28
43 minutes
Episode Image Tips for a rewarding career in physics
2020-Mar-31
55 minutes
Episode Image The acoustics of music and theatre venues
2020-Mar-06
50 minutes
Episode Image Book of the year 2019
2019-Dec-18
53 minutes
Episode Image Physics and film, a match made in Hollywood
2019-Nov-28
36 minutes
Episode Image Doing physics in microgravity environments
2019-Oct-28
39 minutes
Episode Image Driving in the present
2019-Sep-30
41 minutes
Episode Image Physics and the climate crisis
2019-Aug-16
48 minutes
Episode Image 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – returning to the Moon and going beyond
2019-Jul-24
29 minutes
Episode Image 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – hidden stories
2019-Jun-26
53 minutes
Episode Image The story behind the first ever black hole image
2019-May-22
36 minutes
Episode Image The future of the Internet
2019-Apr-23
38 minutes
Episode Image Physics World 30th anniversary podcast series – 30 years of the World Wide Web
2019-Mar-12
60 minutes
Episode Image Physics World 30th anniversary podcast series – high-temperature superconductivity
2019-Feb-27
30 minutes
Episode Image Physics World 30th anniversary podcast series – fusion energy
2019-Jan-22
48 minutes
Episode Image Physics World Book of the Year 2018
2018-Dec-17
65 minutes
Episode Image Physics World 30th anniversary podcast series – gravitational waves
2018-Nov-28
68 minutes
Episode Image Physics World 30th anniversary podcast series – particle physics
2018-Oct-23
43 minutes
Episode Image Communicating science at music festivals
2018-Sep-18
49 minutes
Episode Image Driving in the future
2018-Aug-17
29 minutes
Episode Image A quantum leap for industry
2018-Jul-24
44 minutes
Episode Image Doing business in space
2018-Jun-18
34 minutes
Episode Image Learning from the ozone solution
2018-May-21

Episode Image Plant-inspired innovations
2018-Apr-18
15 minutes
Episode Image Artificial intelligence: is there anything to fear?
2018-Mar-21
29 minutes
Episode Image Falcon Heavy and Humanity Star: trailblazers or space junk?
2018-Mar-15
32 minutes
Episode Image Physics in 2018
2018-Jan-23
28 minutes
Episode Image Book of the Year 2017
2017-Dec-13
36 minutes
Episode Image Exploring the cosmos with gravitational waves
2017-Nov-09
38 minutes
Episode Image Illuminating a radio icon
2017-Oct-10
30 minutes
Episode Image How science gets women wrong
2017-Sep-21
44 minutes
Episode Image Science-themed comedy: are you having a laugh?
2017-Aug-30
35 minutes
Episode Image Music and science: a harmonious or discordant duo?
2017-Jul-17
28 minutes
Episode Image How politicians misuse and mangle science
2017-Jun-15
31 minutes
Episode Image Bees and their magnetic superpower
2017-May-11
27 minutes
Episode Image Exploring the worlds of TRAPPIST-1
2017-Apr-06
29 minutes
Episode Image Tracking neutrinos in virtual reality
2017-Mar-07
24 minutes
Episode Image Nuclear diamonds: the ultimate long-life battery?
2017-Feb-09
29 minutes
Episode Image Book of the Year 2016
2016-Dec-14
24 minutes
Episode Image Doing physics by ear
2016-Nov-24
21 minutes
Episode Image Recipe for success with topological materials
2016-Oct-25
7 minutes
Episode Image Still not even wrong
2016-Sep-23
19 minutes
Episode Image The monk and the multiverse
2016-Aug-23
13 minutes
Episode Image Bringing Native American voices back to life
2016-Jul-22
22 minutes
Episode Image Out of this world cuisine
2016-Jun-28
15 minutes
Episode Image Art McDonald explains why neutrinos continue to amaze physicists
2016-May-25
10 minutes
Episode Image Physics for all – building a more inclusive discipline
2016-Apr-20
28 minutes
Episode Image How to succeed at networking in science
2016-Mar-30
11 minutes
Episode Image Mary, Queen of Scottish banknotes
2016-Feb-23
19 minutes
Episode Image Rocking the status quo in science
2016-Jan-27
18 minutes
Episode Image Book of the Year 2015
2015-Dec-15
27 minutes