Interviews about Physics

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

19 October 2008

How could lasers be used to achieve fusion? Kate Lancaster joins us to explain all...

07 September 2008

The beams created by the LHC will be used by scientists from all over the world in their research. Tara Shears from the...

07 September 2008

The LHC may be the biggest particle accelerator in the world but how does it work? We spoke to Ben Allanach from the...

07 September 2008

What does it take to create something as big as the LHC? Guy Crockford is an engineer in the control room of CERN and...

13 July 2008

Could an Anaconda be the best way to extract power from waves? Possibly not the snake itself, but it's namesake...

08 June 2008

Forensic scientists have announced a major breakthrough in crime detection which could lead to hundreds of cold cases...

01 June 2008

Airlines often get a lot of criticism from the green movement for the amount of greenhouse gases they emit. But could...

01 June 2008

Mark Peplow joins us once again from the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine, Chemistry World...

27 April 2008

You may have heard of using diamonds to cut glass or harden drill bits, but lasers? Scalpels? Chris Wort joins us from...

20 April 2008

Solar panels seem to be turning up on rooftops all over the place, but are they really worth using? You may be...

20 April 2008

So how else can we generate electricity at home? Well Elaine Ball is from Baxi Group – and they’ve developed a...

13 April 2008

Solar flares can have devastating effects here on Earth, but how do we study them, and what do they do to us?

25 February 2008

The human voice is a versatile tool, and changes dramatically throughout life. David Howard studies the voice...

10 February 2008

Could we generate electricity from the energy we waste while walking? Professor Max Donelan has developed a way to...

27 January 2008

The new standard in black has been discovered! Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic have developed a material using...

20 January 2008

Each week we bring you one of Cambridge University's 'Rising Stars' - young researchers bringing you the...

13 January 2008

Rising Star Ben Collie on his work in solitons, important in superconductors and the motors of the future...

13 January 2008

This month, we explore a surface that becomes non-stick at the flip of a switch, visit the Paris of 55 million years...

16 December 2007

Now, we all know what snowflakes are, but have you ever gone out and looked at them properly? They’ve got extremely...

04 November 2007

It seems that it’s no longer impressive just to have been able to climb mount Everest; now the goal is to fly over it...

28 October 2007

Ben Valsler and Dave Ansell took some of their favourite Kitchen Science experiments to Manchester as part of the...

21 October 2007

We spoke to Cristina Lazzeroni, of Birmingham University, about her work using particle accelerators to track down...

21 October 2007

The Diamond Synchrotron creates very high energy electromagnetic radiation (known as synchrotron light) that scientists...

21 October 2007

Chris spoke to Dr Ben Allanach about what we find when we break open an atom...