Interviews about Physics

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

26 February 2016

Einstein predicted gravitational waves a century ago with the publication of his theory of general relativity. But what...

26 February 2016

LIGO directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, but how did they do it?

26 February 2016

There's been a lot of excitement surrounding the discovery but how does this fit within our wider ideas about...

26 February 2016

Back in 2013, BICEP claimed to have detected gravitational waves, but the discovery has since been disputed....

26 February 2016

Gravitational waves made a big splash around the world but why has their detection revolutionised astronomy and physics?

23 February 2016

All processes give off waste energy and more and more technology is being developed that harnesses that energy in a...

19 February 2016

Everyone is talking about how great the discovery is but does it have any applications?

19 February 2016

In 2013, BICEP annouced they had found gravitational waves. How are these different to what LIGO have found?

19 February 2016

Given that these gravitational waves only distort spacetime by less than the width of a proton, how did were they...

19 February 2016

Last September, LIGO found a blip on their radars, which they later verified were gravitational waves, but where did...

19 February 2016

Scientists annouced the detection of these elusive ripples in spacetime but what are they? And why has it taken so long...

15 February 2016

Do men really have more partners than women, and why are we having less sex than ever?

08 February 2016

Recently, there has been growing excitement that Einstein's 'Gravitational Waves' might have been...

02 February 2016

We say goodbye to the lander that bounced its way to fame across the surface of comet 67P.

25 January 2016

Do black holes obliterate what falls into them, or do they leave a faint ghost of the structure of what they have...

25 January 2016

How the world's telescopes are joining forces to try and see the unseeable: the shadow cat by the event horizon...

25 January 2016

Black holes light up the Universe by creating quasars, which can in turn affect how galaxies evolve.

25 January 2016

Event horizons, singularities and time dilation: we get to the bottom of the weird physics of black holes.

25 January 2016

Time seems to have a clear and irreversible direction; physics doesn't recognise this though. This problem has...

25 January 2016

We can debate the matter endless within the realms of philosophy but what do current cosmological observations support?

25 January 2016

The idea of time being infinite is not a new concept but could solve many of our problems in physics when considering...

25 January 2016

Time seems to have a forward direction - eggs don't unscramble for example but in physics, that's not the...

19 January 2016

What caused the biggest explosion astronomers have ever seen? The evidence points to the cataclysmic death of a star.

11 January 2016

Will flexible screens let us have Harry Potter style newspapers?