Using radar to detect cosmic neutrinos in ice sheets, why Leo Szilard changed his mind on nuclear weapons
This episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast features Steven Prohira, who is co-leader of the Radar Echo Telescope collaboration, which aims to detect high energy cosmic neutrinos by sending radar waves through an Antarctic ice sheet. Based at the University of Kansas, Prohira explains the physics behind the project and talks about the fascinating history of previous attempts to use radar to detect particles from outer space.
Also on hand is Physics World’s Matin Durrani, who chats about the remarkable life of the Hungarian-American physicist Leo Szilard – who encouraged the US to develop nuclear weapons during the Second World War, but later opposed their use.
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