Media appearances

Podcast

Aliens: A world beyond — Thought Huddle Podcast

With: ASU Thought Huddle Podcast

The notion of aliens from other planets often conjures images of flying saucers and little green men. But could they really exist?


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Podcast

Magic Puzzle Box — Big Biology Podcast

With: Big Biology Podcast

What is Maxwell's demon, and what is its role in biology? How do molecular demons underpin life? Does life really defy entropy?

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Video

SETI and Beyond

With: Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

A technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilization could likely detect life on Earth, if such beings exist. Life on Earth could be detectable in our planet’s atmospheric spectral lines for over a billion years.

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Video

Is ET Lurking In Our Cosmic Backyard? With James Benford and Paul Davies

With: Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination is proud to welcome James Benford ('69) and Paul Davies to UC San Diego on January 30th to discuss new ideas in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.


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Podcast

This Mortal Coil - Paul Davies on Viruses & Life Itself

With: Nightlife with Indira Naidoo

Searching for the secrets of life, scientists for generations have questioned if life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it.

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Radio

The search for extraterrestrial life

With: Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC)

It's a search that has fired the imagination of countless people the past century, but even though humans have discovered almost two thousand planets - or exoplanets - outside our solar system, we've yet to discover any traces of life.

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Video

Why There Isn't a Cure for Cancer... Yet!

With: Going underground with RT (Russian Government Media)

We speak to Professor Paul Davies, author of ‘The Demon in the Machine’.

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Print media

Ideas Whose Time Has Come: from Cosmology to Cancer

With: Adelaide Festival of Ideas

From dark energy to the Higgs boson. from cancer folklore to synthetic biology; great ideas often languish in obscurity until, decades later, they burst into relevance.

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Podcast

Paul Davies on the origin of life and the evolution of cancer

With: The Life Scientific — BBC Radio 4

Physicist Paul Davies talks to Jim al-Khalili about the origin of life, the search for aliens and the evolution of cancer.


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Podcast

Gravitational waves detected?

With: The Science Show with Robyn Williams

One hundred years ago Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. In March, researchers at Harvard University claimed they had detected the waves for the first time. If true, it would be a big deal indeed.

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