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Far-ultraviolet light could fight the next pandemic, assessing the physics in a sci-fi blockbuster, how to detect a black hole in the solar system

21 May 2020 Hamish Johnston

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast the science journalist Jon Cartwright explains how ultraviolet light at a specific wavelength could help in the fight against the next pandemic.

Physics World’s science fiction aficionado Tushna Commissariat is on hand to talk about the plausibility of the physics in the Chinese blockbuster film Wandering Earth.

We also chat about two recent proposals to use fleets of tiny spacecraft to find out if a primordial black hole is lurking in the outer solar system.

This podcast is sponsored by Teledyne Hastings Instruments.

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