Dr Helen Czerski talks to Kathryn Ryan about how looking closer at everyday objects opens the door to the fundamentals of physics. She is a lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at University College London and studies the bubbles underneath breaking waves to understand their effects on weather and climate. She regularly presents BBC programmes on physics, the ocean and the atmosphere. Dr Helen Czerski is also the author of Storm in a Teacup: The physics of everyday life. She is currently touring New Zealand with Cosmic Shambles Live - a science comedy and musical stage show.