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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July 1, 2020 57 min

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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Daniel and Jorge explain how the theory of "Renormalization" tells us that we measure is different from what is real.

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May 20, 2020 43 min

What is the fate of the largest planet in our solar system?

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the numbers that control everything, and the number of those numbers!

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Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about the smallest, biggest and cataclysmic-ist things in the Universe!

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May 11, 2020 49 min

What happens when DM bumps into DM in the dark?

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May 6, 2020 50 min

The Nobel-prize winning physics of.... reading lights.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about how to be skeptical and open minded.

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How does Stephen Wolfram's Physics Project work and what have we learned?

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Daniel and Jorge talk about what happens when plants can think. Is eating a banana now murder?

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