Physics is a hugely successful branch of science, but there are some things it has trouble getting a handle on. It is a bit hazy on some of the things we learn about in the physics classroom, such as temperature, heat and work. It has trouble linking up with the science that describes life, and it can't define one of the most important features of life, namely information.
This is why physicists from the University of Oxford have developed a new framework for looking at the physical world, called constructor theory. In this podcast we talk to one of them, Chiara Marletto, to find out more.
You can also read our articles based on the interview with Marletto.
This podcast was partially funded by the European Mathematical Society.