August 11th, 2016
Episode 463 of 510 episodes
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World is a new biography of Guglielmo Marconi: Nobel Laureate , entrepreneur, inventor and Fascist. Marconi, the inventor of wireless technology was constantly self inventing and reinventing his life story. One thing is certain , Marconi helped create our modern world of communications and media. The Large Hadron Collider under Geneva proved the existence of the Higgs Boson particle back in 2012. Now a laboratory is being built one kilometre under an old gold-mine in Stawell Victoria which will house the first dark matter detector in the world. Dr Alan Duffy is an astrophysicist from Swinburne University and he explains what dark matter is and how they are going to find it in an underground bunker.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.