Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 51 min

The gargantuan black holes at the centers of galaxies seem impossibly large. How did they grow so large in the short history of our Universe?

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Can physicists discover new particles by watching how muons wiggle in magnetic fields?

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July 27, 2020 46 min

Scientists don't know what dark matter is, but they know if it's hot (or not!)

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July 22, 2020 55 min

Hear the story of the multi-decade trans-Atlantic rivalry that led to the Higgs boson discovery.

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July 20, 2020 46 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about phonons, magnons, excitons, anyons and explainons.

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Daniel and Jorge explore how the new DUNE experiment could unravel secrets of neutrins... and the Universe!

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Can gravity waves kill you? Why do we have particles? Can fission power a star?

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Is it possible that dark matter doesn't exist? Could it just be a misunderstanding of gravity?

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The amazing ANITA experiment and the bizarre neutrinos they discovered

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Daniel and Jorge tackle the paradox of black holes: do they destroy information or store it forever?

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June 29, 2020 54 min

Why do scientists think there might be a wispy mysterious particle? And why did they give it such a silly name?

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Daniel and Jorge talk about solar sails, artificial planets and black holes!

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June 23, 2020 55 min

Could mysterious black holes have been formed in the first second of the Universe?

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June 17, 2020 51 min

Daniel and Jorge dissect the "EMDrive", explain how it's supposed to work and whether it ever might.

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June 15, 2020 57 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the twenty-year race to find the top quark, that came down to the wire.

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Katie Goldin, host of the Creature Features pod, visits to talk about what's needed for life and where in the solar system it might be hiding.

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June 8, 2020 52 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about a potential new GPS: the Galactic Positioning System.

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June 3, 2020 47 min

Can a Thorne-Zytkow object, a neutron star inside another star, actually exist? Did we find one?

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June 1, 2020 48 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how the weirdest particle gets its mass

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Could we build a telescope that let us see what planets around other stars look like?

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