Jim Al-Khalili's Scipods
By Jim Al-Khalili
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Jim Al-Khalili is a Professor of Physics and of the public engagement in science at the University of Surrey. Having discussed the making of his TV series Science and Islam and other scientific areas close to his heart in series 1 of his Scipods, Jim now explores some of the biggest questions in science with his 2nd series. Why does it get dark at night? What is Dirac's equation? Is time travel possible? Do we have free will? What is dark matter, and why can't we detect it?
||Series 2 - Episode 6 - Dark Matter and Dark Energy||In the final Scipod in the series, Jim delves into the strange world of dark matter and dark energy.||20 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2 - Episode 5 - Time Travel - Part 2||In the second part of this two-part Scipod, Jim explores the complications of attempting to travel backward in time.||20 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2 - Episode 4 - Time Travel - Part 1||This is the first of a two-part podcast in the second series speculating on the nature of time travel into the future and whether it might ever be achievable||20 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2 - Episode 3 - The Dirac Equation||In episode 3 of the second series, Jim's attention is drawn to understanding the nature of The Dirac Equation in Physics||20 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2 - Episode 2 - Do we have free will?||In this second episode of Series 2, Jim takes the notion of free will to task using theoretical physics to explore an answer||20 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 2 - Episode 1 - Why does it get dark at night?||The first in the second series of Prof Jim Al-khalili's Scipods, Jim proposes an answer to the question 'Why does it get dark at night?'||20 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 1 - Episode 5 - British Science Association||In his 5th Scipod, Jim talks about the recently renamed British Science Association, and what he was doing at the House of Commons...||16 9 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 1 - Episode 4 - Top 10 Scientists||In his 4th Scipod, Jim tries to decide who are his top 10 scientists, and asks whether any scientists from the Islamic world should be included...||10 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 1 - Episode 3 - Chemistry & Alchemy||In his third Scipod, Jim asks when did Chemistry really start? What is the origin of the word alchemy? Who was the world’s first chemist and why is his life and work so shrouded in mystery?||2 4 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 1 - Episode 2 - Astronomy||In this second Scipod, Jim takes a new look at astronomy||2 4 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Series 1 - Episode 1 - Science & Islam||In the first of Jim Al-Khalili's Scipods, he talks about the making of his TV series Science and Islam.||2 4 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Great for those very interested but not yet at PHD level
Thanks Jim, another great piece of science communication and very welcome for a novice (late learner). I came to Particle Physics about 3 years ago after catching some fabulous Horizon programmes, and then watching ATOM with you. Fantastic stuff and now I have several other colleagues at BT hooked as well...we are all reading frantically and talking about quantum tunnelling rather than the football as we realise there is more to life than Match of the Day. Keep the fantastic work up and keep telling us more.
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