Physics World Stories Podcast

Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out the Physics World Weekly podcast, a science-news podcast presented by our award-winning science journalists.


The best of physics in books, TV and film in 2020

In this episode, Andrew Glester is joined by Physics World journalists to discuss some of 2020’s best physics books, along with their favourite examples of physics featuring in television and film this year. For more information about all of the media discussed, you can revisit these reviews that have appeared in Physics World during 2020.

  • You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane
  • Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World by David Kaiser
  • Synchronicity: the Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect by Paul Halpern
  • The TV show Devs
  • The Smallest Lights in the Universe: a Memoir by Sara Seager
  • Why Trust Science? by Naomi Oreskes
  • The film Proxima
  • For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals and Reflections for Finding Wonder by Sasha Sagan


 2020-12-23  1h2m