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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September 23, 2020 45 min

Daniel and Jorge tackle the physics, engineering and safety questions of using a black hole to visit nearby stars.

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September 21, 2020 48 min

The internet went crazy talking about phosphine on Venus! What does it mean?

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September 16, 2020 48 min

Is there dark matter in black holes? Are gravitons and gravitational waves the same thing? Daniel and Jorge answer the most common listener questions!

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September 14, 2020 59 min

Daniel and Jorge discuss the science of "The Doors of Eden", a multi-zooniverse novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Dark matter and dark energy are 95% of the energy in the Universe. But do we need them?

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September 7, 2020 46 min

Daniel and Jorge answer questions about the Universe from Jorge's daughter Elinor, and talk about their new PBS Kids TV show: "Elinor Wonders Why". Link: pbskids.org/elinor

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September 2, 2020 52 min

Have you heard of "Bose Einstein Condensate" but never really understood it? D&J break it down for you.

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August 31, 2020 53 min

It's not anti-matter, or supersymmetric matter, but yet another way our familiar particles might be reflected, and could explain a deep mystery of the Universe.

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August 26, 2020 56 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the science of the novel "The Best of All Possible Worlds" by Dr. Karen Lords.


https://karenlord.wordpress.com/the-best-of-all-possible-worlds/

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Does dark matter feel the Higgs? Can particles be black holes? What would happen if the Earth froze?

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August 19, 2020 52 min

What convinced people that black holes are real?

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Americans had the biggest colliders in the world, until they tried to build one that was too big. Hear the super story of the superlative supercollider.

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August 12, 2020 50 min

Electrons can hang out until the end of time. Physicists think that protons should eventually fall apart. But will they?

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August 10, 2020 53 min

What happened in the first 200 microseconds of the Universe? What can you see within 200 light years from Earth?

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Recent results from the XENON experiment could be the first hint of something groundbreaking... or it could be nothing.

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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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