Matin Durrani - Science Journalist

Furry Logic on BCFM Radio

Posted by Matin Durrani on 10 October 2016

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lizmatin BCFM This afternoon I was a guest on the "Love and Science" show on BCFM Radio here in Bristol along with my Furry Logic co-author Liz Kalaugher. The regular Monday-afernoon science show is hosted by the melifluous Malcolm Love (pictured left) and his sidekick Andrew Glester (out of view).

Liz and I were gently quizzed by Malcolm about our animals-meets-physics mashup, with me telling listeners about how mosquitoes survive collisions with raindrops and how cats drink. Liz talked about how loggerhead turtles use magnetic fields to navigate and how some squids have dinner-plate-sized eyes.

You can listen to the show here. Liz and I appear about half-way through after my Physics World colleague, Tushna Commissariat, makes a stirling effort explaining this year's Nobel Prize for Physics, which was given to three physicists for their work on topological states. Not an easy topic to explain - the animals in our book were much easier to get your head round.

Thanks to Malcom for inviting us on to the show and to Tushna for taking the picture above.