Science for the People | 27 February 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Suzie Sheehy about her book The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World. Discusses seminal physics experiments that have discovered various particles and revealed the nature of the atom. Explains the ways that particle physics touches our everyday lives.
New Books in Science | 6 July 2022 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Frank Close about his book Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass. Tells the story of Peter Higgs, the Large Hadron Collider, and the search for the Higgs boson. Backgrounds the importance of the Higgs boson to our understanding of modern physics.
The Universe Speaks in Numbers | 28 November 2019 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Steven Weinberg has died at 88 (NY Times obituary). This 2014 interview reflects on his career in physics, the ‘golden years’ in which he and others put the finishing touches to the Standard Model of particle physics, and his views about the future of theoretical physics.
How to Academy | 23 November 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Leonard Mlodinow about his book Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics. Backgrounds his work co-writing A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design with Hawking. Discusses Hawking’s work, philosophy, daily life and struggles, compassion, and humour.
Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 30 March 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with physicist and historian David Kaiser about the confluence of physics, politics, and funding in the twentieth century. Discusses the fraught relationship between scientists and their funding sources throughout history, from Galileo and his patrons to the current rise of private foundations.
To The Best Of Our Knowledge | 8 December 2016 | 0h 36m | Listen Later
Freeman Dyson has died at 96 (NY Times obituary). This 2016 interview with Dyson looks back over his remarkable life in science.