Mine’s a pint Einstein – The Science Show
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 You; Breakthrough and The Ascent of Gravity, which was The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year https://marcuschown.com/
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NEXT SHOW: James Webb Space Telescope – Mon, 19 Dec 2022, 7pm
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- It is the biggest telescope every put in space.
- It was 14 years behind schedule and, at a cost of $10 billion, 20 times over budget.
- If anything goes wrong, it cannot be mended if because it is floating a million kilometres from the Earth.
- It will be able to look back to the time when the first stars switched on a mere 100 million or so years after the big bang.
- It could detect the signs of technological civilisations around nearby stars.
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John Mather is an American astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the space-based “Cosmic Background Explorer” satellite, which observed the “afterglow” of the big bang with unprecedented precision. As senior project scientist of the James Webb, he is the man who made the space telescope happen.