Looking Glass: Serious thinking about who and what we are
Looking Glass is a podcast from the Institute of Physics. Now in its third series, it looks at some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society and explores the ways in which physics can help address them.
Series 3: Climate Solutions
Looking Glass returns for a third series, focusing on the crucial role physics must play if we are to navigate the climate crisis.
In Looking Glass: Climate Solutions, science journalist, podcaster and author Gemma Milne speaks with physicists and other scientists to discuss what hope science has to offer as we face the prospect of a rapidly warming planet.
Looking Glass launched in 2020 and the first series received more than 20,000 downloads from listeners in 50 countries. Series two built on this, with 40,000 downloads so far.
Series 2: A Green Future
In Looking Glass: A Green Future, science journalist, podcaster and author Gemma Milne hosts conversations with leading experts from across the political, scientific and social spectrum to consider the seismic changes we need to make to ensure a green and sustainable future for our planet.
Series 1: Society
The first series of our Looking Glass podcast explores some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society – and asks what role physics has to play in solving them.
Series 1 host Angela Saini talks to thought leaders and innovators on topics from health inequality to climate change, cancel culture to artificial intelligence to understand the issues and potential solutions.
Launching in IOP’s 100th anniversary year, Looking Glass is also an inquiry into the purpose of a scientific institution in the 21st century, to help us understand how we must evolve to be part of a modern society, and help shape it.