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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January 28, 2020 55 min

What would happen if....

  • Gravity turned off for 3 seconds
  • The earth started rotating the other way
  • All electrons within 1 light year suddenly disappeared
  • Our sun shut off for 2 weeks
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    January 23, 2020 48 min

    Betelgeuse appears to be dimming. Is it about to explode?

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    January 21, 2020 49 min

    Can quarks ever be free?

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    January 16, 2020 45 min

    Is space mostly empty or full of junk?

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    January 14, 2020 53 min

    Learn about cosmic inflation with Daniel and Jorge

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    Daniel and Jorge discuss the James Webb Space Telescope

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    January 7, 2020 47 min

    Find out why particles die with Daniel and Jorge

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    January 2, 2020 46 min

    Why does the universe seem to be left-handed?

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    December 31, 2019 52 min

    Is it possible to destroy a black hole?

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    Find out how relativity affects our perception of time with Daniel and Jorge

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    December 24, 2019 47 min

    Learn about antimatter with Daniel and Jorge

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    December 19, 2019 47 min

    Learn about cosmic strings with Daniel and Jorge.

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    December 17, 2019 42 min

    Learn about quantum spacetime foam with Daniel and Jorge

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    December 12, 2019 44 min

    Learn about magnetic monopoles with Daniel and Jorge

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    December 10, 2019 48 min

    What is the hubble constant? Find out with Daniel and Jorge

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    December 5, 2019 45 min

    Scientists recently discovered a supposed fifth force of the universe. Is it real and what does it mean for physics?

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    December 3, 2019 48 min

    Could you build a real death star? How do black holes begin? Where the heck is Jorge? Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you!

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    November 28, 2019 47 min

    How did physicists lose trillions of neutrinos? 

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    EXTREME UNIVERSE: Where is the coldest place in the Universe?

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    November 21, 2019 44 min

    Is our solar system similar to others or is it unique?

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