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: European Space Agency (ESA) – Mon, 24 Apr 2023, 7pm – CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances.

Special guest Carole Mundell, ESA Director of Science and Head of ESA Space Astronomy. 

5 things about the European Space Agency (ESA)

1) ESA recently launched JUICE – Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – on an 8-year voyage to the biggest planet in the Solar System
2) JUICE is carrying a plaque commemorating Galileo, who in 1610 discovered Jupiter’s four giant “Galilean moons”.
3) JUICE will probe the giant moons, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, the first two of which are believed the have sub-surface oceans bigger than the Earth’s ocean and which may harbour life
4) ESA will soon launch Euclid, a space experiment which will investigate the mysterious dark energy, which accounts for 2/3 of the mass-energy of the Universe and is speeding up cosmic expansion.
5) Euclid will also probe the mysterious dark matter, which outweighs the visible stars and galaxies by a factor of 6.


Carole Mundell is an expert on supermassive black, which power the most luminous galaxies in the Universe and gamma-ray bursters, the most violent of stellar cataclysms. She recently became the European Space Agency’s Director of Science.

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