Interviews about Physics

Interviews about cosmology, astrophysics, electricity, energy, forces, gravity, light and maths...

07 April 2015

Your school textbook got it wrong, it is possible to "unboil" an egg, and the process could have big...

26 March 2015

Benford's law states that many sets of numbers are not randomly distributed. This phenomenon is used to catch...

13 March 2015

Light continues to perplex scientists today, so we take a look back in history to try and understand what it is...

13 March 2015

How do astronomers learn about the Big Bang? By studying fossilised photons in light left over from the origin of the...

09 March 2015

What a natural nuclear reactor can tell us about harnessing nuclear energy more safely...

02 March 2015

We couldn't live without electricity. Italian inventor Alessandro Volta discovered how to harness its power with...

02 March 2015

Spectroscopes have been used to discover what stars and planets are made of, as well as to find new elements here on...

02 March 2015

Archimedes' principle, and the "Eureka" moment of its discovery is one of the most famous experiments...

17 February 2015

Scientists have found the best evidence yet that the centre of our galaxy contains significant amounts of dark matter.

17 February 2015

What makes some violins sound better than others? To find out, physicists have subjected hundreds of the instruments to...

09 February 2015

We explore how maths can define attraction, organise the wedding, and even help maintain love long-term!

09 February 2015

Researchers take a red pen to the explanation for one of the most famous school chemistry experiments in which sodium...

06 February 2015

Learning more about how enzymes work could lead to the design of new enzymes.

26 January 2015

We follow a batch of rubbish on its recycling journey...

26 January 2015

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge floating mass of plastic aggregated by ocean currents and caused by us.

26 January 2015

Scientists have been using X-rays to examine magnetism in meteorites dating from the dawn of the solar system...

26 January 2015

Roman scrolls burned and buried two thousand years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted are being read successfully by...

15 December 2014

Using a laser to recreate comet and asteroid impacts on the early Earth, scientists have discovered the chemical...

08 December 2014

What is sound, and how is it produced and how can computer trickery change the voice?

24 November 2014

Bankers are routinely accused of being dishonest - but is there any science that backs this claim? New research claims...

11 November 2014

Could combining lasers with a mini version of the Large Hadron Collider provide a treatment for cancer?

11 November 2014

Scrubbing away C02 emissions to cut carbon emissions, combat climate change and slash energy costs.

03 November 2014

David Spiegelhalter discusses why seemingly unlikely events occur all the time- although not often to him!

27 October 2014

How should you shape your nails? Physicists have been calculating the optimal frequency and shape to stop ingrown...