Sept. 26, 2021

The particles of the universe

What makes up stuff? And why does it exist? In this episode we talk to particle physicist Dr Harry Cliff and Ashish Suri to find out how a universe is made.

Expert guest:
Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge working on the LHCb (you know, the Large Hadron Collider) experiment, a huge particle detector buried 100 metres underground at CERN. He's conducting experiments to study the basic building blocks of our universe, in search of answers to some of the biggest questions in modern physics.
As if that isn't enough, he also spends his time sharing his love of physics as a popular science communicator. He's just finished his first popular science book, How To Make An Apple Pie From Scratch,  which we talk about in this episode. You may know Dr Harry from the popular talk with The Royal Institution 'Beyond The Higgs', where he explains what's next for the Large Hadron Collider (also touched on in this episode). To learn more you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter.

Comedy guest:
Ashish Suri is is one of my favourite comedians who I have the joy of gigging with. His quick wit, clever turn of phrase and original observations make him a stand out on any comedy bill. He is a Finalist of Leicester Squa Newcomer Award, Bath New Comedian and Winner of the Honk Show, Moth Club. You can check him out on Twitter (newly created) and Instagram.