Day of the Doctor

With the Doctor Who 50th anniversary less than a day away, I’ve got a piece up on Physics Today about the astronomy and cosmology in Doctor Who.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the article, particular Green College fellows Josh Scurll, Amy Smith, and Andrew MacDonald for long conversations about alien biology, and to Earth & Ocean Sciences professor Stuart Sutherland for chatting with me about dinosaurs, microfossils, and catastrophic impacts.

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5 Doctor Who Concepts That Are Scientifically Possible And 5 That Are Impossible
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Origin of life experiments revisited
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The dangers of solar storms: That which gives power can also take it away
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