Oct 9, 2018
So, as you probably already know by now, the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded to another trio: Gérard Mourou, Arthur Ashkin and Donna Strickland, “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. Specifically, Arthur Ashkin was awarded the prize ““for the invention of optical tweezers and...
Oct 5, 2018
In this episode, we'll discuss the discovery and possible
applications of superconductors - these seemingly miraculous
materials which have an electrical resistance that drops to zero at
a low enough temperature.
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Sep 25, 2018
Welcome to Thermonuclear Takes, our roundup of all the news in
science and technology that’s been fascinating me lately. Some of
it will relate to things that we’ve discussed on the show before;
some of it will relate to things that we’ll discuss in the future –
and some will be just plain interesting.
Sep 20, 2018
Everything is made up of fundamental particles. You have the leptons: that’s the electron, muon, tau, and their ghostly neutrinos that help us to conserve momentum. You have the quarks, which make up all of the hadrons. The up, down, and strange quarks: and their heavier cousins, the top, bottom, and charm...
Sep 14, 2018
Quarks, hadrons, baryons, leptons - we explore the material
particles, ponder the question of why the electron has two heavier
cousins, and describe the snark of Wolfgang Pauli in this - our
second episode in a series explaining fundamental subatomic and
atomic physics, and the Standard Model.
Can you tell your quarks...