Episode 17 - Looking for gravitational waves - with David Weir


Welcome to Season 2 of The Science Basement Podcast!

Our first guest for the new season is David Weir, who is a University Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He looks at gravitational waves from processes in the early Universe, and we have a chance to chat with him about this work, the successful LIGO experiment, and the upcoming LISA mission!
…and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the famous Newton’s apple!

Links from this episode:
• LIGO: https://ligo.org
• LISA: https://www.lisamission.org
• “Turning the pages” from the Royal Society: https://royalsociety.org/collections/turning-pages/

Music by Havelocke


Listen to our episode #17 here!