Physics World Stories Podcast

Physics World Stories Podcast

Latest Episodes

The biographer who inspired Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film Oppenheimer
November 21, 2023

A conversation with Kai Bird, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert Oppenheimer

Physics for fairness: tackling global sustainability challenges through science
October 13, 2023

Hear from two physical scientists applying their knowledge to create a more equitable world

Green and novel: the future of energy generation
September 04, 2023

Harnessing energy directly in space and from the ocean flow

Our universe is humming with gravitational waves
August 07, 2023

What the new discovery of gravitational wave imprints in pulsar signals can reveal about the cosmos

Moore’s law in peril and the future of computing
July 04, 2023

Demand for computer power continues to soar, but can the hardware keep up?

Will AI chatbots replace physicists?
June 09, 2023

Large language models are changing the way physics is taught and practised

Cosmic generosity: a selfless investment in the future of physics
May 12, 2023

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell won a $3m prize and is giving it all to physics PhD students from under-represented groups

How can we make lithium-ion batteries more sustainable?
May 03, 2023

Circular economies and alternative lithium sources could reduce the environmental impacts

Quantum melodies: the intersection of music and quantum physics
March 28, 2023

Music generated by quantum computers is intriguing from musical and scientific perspectives

Finding solace in the stars
February 24, 2023

Astrophysicists story shows the power science and human connection