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Podcast Profile: This Is Physics

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3 episodes
2022 to present
Average episode: 21 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Physics

Podcaster's summary: Explore the world of physics and the lives of physicists. Produced by Physics Magazine, an online publication of the American Physical Society. Read more at

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List Updated: 2023-Dec-02 13:28 UTC. Episodes: 3. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

2023-Mar-26 • 24 minutes
Life at the South Pole Science Station
In this episode of This is Physics, Physics Magazine speaks with two researchers and a chef who have spent the entire polar night at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. The two researchers work with telescopes observing the cosmic microwave background.Podcast host Julie Gould speaks with the following guests: Thomas Leps, BICEP/NSF/University of Minnesota; Allen Foster, SPT/NSF/Case Western Reserve University; Kelly Murphy, breakfast/pastry sous chef, NSF.Music credit: Symphony Antarctica (excerpts from ...
2022-Jul-05 • 18 minutes
The Higgs Boson, Ten Years After
Researchers with the two collaborations that discovered the Higgs boson—ATLAS and CMS—relive the 2012 announcement of the discovery. They also talk about what it’s like to work on Higgs experiments and what they would still like to learn about the mass-giving particle.Podcast host Julie Gould speaks with the following guests: Joseph Incandela (University of California Santa Barbara/CERN), Jon Butterworth (University College London/CERN), Flavia de Almeida Dias (University of Amsterdam/CERN), Sahal Yacoob (U...
2022-Mar-23 • 22 minutes
Life As an LGBTQ+ Physicist
In the inaugural episode of This Is Physics, the Physics Magazine podcast, LGBTQ+ physicists talk about how their sexual or gender identities affect their careers and suggest actions that could improve the current climate. Podcast host Julie Gould speaks with the following guests: Tim Atherton (he/him), a soft matter physicist at Tufts University, USA; Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (she/they), a cosmologist at the University of New Hampshire, USA; Yasmeen Musthafa (they/them), a Junior Scientist at TAE Technolog...