Thomas and Robin got together in the same room for a chat this week. Don’t worry, as a good physicist and a good engineer they avoided eye contact*. The big news last week was the redefinition of the kilogram which was originally based on the mass of Napoleon’s leg**, but latterly on a lump of metal held in what looked suspiciously like a cake container. So we discussed misconceptions about mass and weight and about one of Thomas’ favourite experiments: the jelly chair.
*Well, that’s an unhelpful stereotype! In fact we were highly empathetic and talked about our feelings extensively.
**completely made up
Now we have listeners, AND an Instagram page (@physics_teaching_podcast) we thought we would encourage you to share the podcast by having our first competition. Win a beautiful podcast T-shirt (in the colour of your choice) by interacting! To win, tell us why you like listening. There are many ways to do this:
- You could tweet us (@physicstp).
- You could use the contact form below.
- You could share our Facebook page.
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Thomas and Robin will pick a winner in a couple of weeks.
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