RHLSTP | Richard Herring

Marcus Chown

6 July 2024

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A Crack In Everything

Richard talks to physicist and journalist Marcus Chown about this fascinating book about Black Holes and the people who discovered them, A Crack in Everything. Are Black Holes black and holes? Can we time travel if we go inside one? Why is the one at the centre of the Milky Way smaller than most and what repercussions does that have for us? The pair talk about how Einstein didn't think black holes would exist, the tragic and difficult lives of many of the people who proved him wrong, how the female scientists roles in all this have been often overlooked, how Marcus was the first person to talk to some of the key players in detail and how he is able to write for a board audience without compromising the science. Also are we holograms?

Buy Marcus' book here - https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/a-crack-in-everything-how-black-holes-came-in-from-the-cold-and-revealed-themselves-masters-of-the-universe-marcus-chown/7589317?ean=9781804544327

Or the audiobook here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crack-Everything-Black-Cosmic-Centre/dp/B0D5DNWNSR/