Science Report: Physics scandals

Weekend Variety Wireless 09/09/2018
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Renowned physicist and author of the book Silencing Science, Shaun Hendy joins RadioLIVE's Graeme Hill.

Shaun gives a fascinating insight into some scandals that have rocked and still worry the world of physics.

He tells the story of the Schön controversy, still unsolved to this day.

Did German physicist Jan Hendrik Schön just make up stuff hoping to be proven right in the near future?

And a first class science institute in India is claiming some weird stuff but nobody is answering the phone.

What’s going on?

A fierce competition between two research teams on how water actually freezes might have been better off working together.

Listen to the full interview with Shaun Hendy above.

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