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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May 11, 2021 58 min

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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April 8, 2021 49 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about 4-dimensional cubes, life in the 4th dimension and the Infinity Stones!

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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith explore the dramatic story of Jupiter's wandering orbits

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April 1, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge take a trip to the theoretical Island of Stability and talk about super heavy elements

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March 30, 2021 47 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about quasars, large groups of quasars and HUGE LARGE groups of quasars!

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March 25, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the mysterious, unexplained "space roar" and whether its a clue about something new in the Universe.

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March 23, 2021 50 min

Daniel and Jorge dig into the mystery of why the Pioneer spacecraft's path surprised scientists.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the Universe of Lindsay Ellis' novel "Axiom's End"

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Daniel and Jorge explain why scientists are puzzling over a massive cold spot in the sky.

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March 9, 2021 53 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether its possible to have stars made out of bosons!

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