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Challenges of interdisciplinary physics and the Web at 30

07 Mar 2019 James Dacey

In this episode of Physics World Weekly, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. It was 30 years ago this month that Tim Berners-Lee, then a physicist-turned-computer-scientist at CERN, published a document entitled “Information management: a proposal”. The rest is history. Physics World editor Matin Durrani previews some of the various Web-related stories in the March special issue of Physics World.

Later in the podcast, our materials science editor Anna Demming discusses the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary research. Demming recently attended an event run by Nature Reviews Physics called “At the interface between physics and other disciplines”. While there she got the thoughts of Vittoria Colizza, Anthony Philips and Ricardo Sapienza.

As always, our general physics editor Hamish Johnston brings you a round-up of some of the other research news highlights from the website this week. If you enjoy what you hear, you can subscribe to Physics World Weekly via the Apple podcast app or your chosen podcast host.

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