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Physics


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Idea/History of Science

The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’

Daniel Whiteson

Video/Physics

Why the apparent flatness of space is an enduring cosmological mystery

4 minutes

Video/Physics

How the ‘identity agnostic’ neutrino exists in three states all at once

3 minutes

Essay/Physics

Operation: neutrino

How the neutrino went from ghost particle to vital physics tool – a tale of bombs, espionage and subtle flavours

David Kaiser

Idea/Astronomy

What high-speed astronomy can tell us about the galactic zoo

Christopher Kochanek

Video/Physics

If life feels out of balance, don’t worry – there’s always symmetry below the surface

4 minutes

Essay/Quantum Theory

Quantum common sense

Despite its confounding reputation, quantum mechanics both guides and helps explain human intuition

Philip Ball

Idea/Physics

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Zeeya Merali

Video/Physics

The mathematics of music means piano strings can never be in perfect harmony

4 minutes

Essay/Cosmology

Echoes of a black hole

Ripples in space-time could herald the demise of general relativity and its replacement by a quantum theory of gravity

Sabine Hossenfelder

Essay/Physics

Minding matter

The closer you look, the more the materialist position in physics appears to rest on shaky metaphysical ground

Adam Frank

Video/Astronomy

The plodding photon, or how the speed of light looks sluggish on a galactic scale

45 minutes

Essay/Physics

This granular life

That the world is not solid but made up of tiny particles is a very ancient insight. Is it humanity’s greatest idea?

Carlo Rovelli

Idea/Physics

Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator

Joel Frohlich

Video/History of Science

Energy is like children’s toys: often hiding out of sight, but never actually lost

3 minutes

Idea/Physics

How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

Jon Butterworth

Idea/Cosmology

Has dogma derailed the scientific search for dark matter?

Pavel Kroupa

Video/Physics

What makes a magnet? A balletic, visual exploration of electromagnetic force

3 minutes

Video/Engineering

Making tiny things go extremely fast is a monument to human enquiry and creativity

5 minutes

Video/Physics

How ticking atoms keep ultra-precise time for globe-connecting technologies

2 minutes

Essay/Physics

Taming the quantum spooks

Reconciling Einstein with quantum mechanics may require abandoning the notion that cause always precedes effect

Huw Price & Ken Wharton

Idea/Cosmology

Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view

Daniel Hoak

Idea/Physics

What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists

Sabine Hossenfelder

Essay/Physics

Must science be testable?

String wars among physicists have highlighted just how much science needs philosophy – and not just the amateur version

Massimo Pigliucci

Video/Physics

From relativity to quantum theory – our physical world explored through coffee

9 minutes

Idea/Philosophy of Science

Why science needs to break the spell of reductive materialism

Stuart Kauffman

Video/Physics

Physics is all fun and games at the Bubble Circus

3 minutes

Idea/Death

There is no death, only a series of eternal ‘nows’

Robert Lanza & Bob Berman

Idea/Physics

Physics is on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery

Pauline Gagnon

Essay/Physics

A science without time

From past to present, into the future: the flow of time is central to human experience. Why isn’t it central to physics?

Gene Tracy