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.

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June 17, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge search for the missing black holes that are not too small or too big, but right in the middle!

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Daniel and Jorge go through the crazy story of missed opportunties, accidental observations that led to one of the greatest science discoveries of all time.

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June 10, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge explain why our Universe might have more than just one Higgs boson, and what they should be called.

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Daniel and Jorge explain where the air you breathe came from, and whether there's hope for deep breaths on exoplanets.

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Daniel and Jorge tell the story of the construction, the scientific insights and the collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico

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Daniel chats with Adam Becker about the "measurement problem" in quantum mechanics: does the wavefunction collapse, and what causes it?

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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin talk about astro-blackhole-biology and whether it's possible to have life evolve inside a black hole.

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Daniel answers questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/

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May 20, 2021 49 min

Daniel and Jorge explain how space can get twisted up around spinning objects.

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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith talk about getting solar power FROM SPACE!

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May 13, 2021 48 min

Daniel and Jorge crack open the red planet and talk about whether it is totally solid, or whether it still has liquid flowing inside!

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Daniel and Jorge talk about string theory, loop quantum gravity, M-theory, p-branes, geometric unity and ice cream!

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Daniel and Jorge break down how volcanos work and blow up your idea of what makes a powerful volcano blow.

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Daniel and Jorge break down the Universe to its most basic level and ask if space is necessary

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Daniel interviews SB Divya about her new novel "Machinehood" which explores whether machines can be self-aware.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the chance that you could be a brain floating in space.

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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/

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Daniel and Jorge explain the exciting new results from the LHCb experiment!

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the result of the g-2 experiment at Fermilab and what it means!

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Daniel and Jorge break down recent advances in quantum gravity!

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