Mine’s a pint Einstein – The Science Show



Wouldn’t it be great if you could get Einstein down the pub and ask him all the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask about life, the Universe and everything? Well, we can’t get Einstein but we can do the next best thing. On Mine’s A Pint, Einstein, we will interview some of the world’s front-rank scientists about the magic of science and give you the chance to post your own questions in the livestream chat for guests. Our host is the award-winning writer and broadcaster Marcus Chown. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is the author of best-selling books such as Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt YouBreakthrough and The Ascent of Gravity, which was The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year https://marcuschown.com/

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NEXT SHOW: Pulsars – Mon 15/08/2022 7PM 

5 Things You May Not Know About Pulsars

  • A pulsar packs mass of the sun into the volume of Mount Everest, so a suger-cubed-sized volume weighs as much as the entire human race.
  • The first three pulsars were discovered by Jocelyn Bell when she was a student at Cambridge.
  • There have now been three Nobel Prizes for pulsars and none has gone to their discoverer, Jocelyn Bell.
  • In a single second, the fastest known pulsar rotates on its axis 716 times.
  • When pulsars were discovered, their regular pulses led them to be dubbed LGMs, for Little Green Men.


Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS FRSE FRAS FInstP is an astrophysicist from Northern Ireland who, as a postgraduate student, discovered the first radio pulsars in 1967. The discovery eventually earned the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1974; however, she was not one of the prize’s recipients.

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