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Physics World podcasters. Left to right: Margaret Harris, James Dacey, Matin Durrani

By James Dacey

Followers of this blog may remember that a little over a month ago, I wrote an entry about how I had just been in the studio with my colleagues, Matin and Margaret, to record a special podcast about physics books. The theme of the podcast – our first ever – was “women in science” because all the books that we discussed were in some way connected to this theme. Well, after various discussions and good chunk of time spent in the editing suite, the programme is finally available to listen to online. You can also subscribe to our podcast service.

In the show, we discuss the following titles:

The Madame Curie Complex by Julie Des Jardins;
Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel by Michael Hoskin;
Science Secrets: the Truth About Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife and Other Myths by Alberto Martinez; and
Soft Matter: the Stuff that Dreams are Made Of by Roberto Piazza

In our next podcast, to be released in December, we will be discussing a selection of our favourite books reviewed in 2011, and announcing Physics World’s top 10 books of the year. In the meantime, you can continue to read book reviews each month in Physics World and on

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