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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March 4, 2021 50 min

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March 2, 2021 50 min

Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin explore the mysteries of these weird, ancient blobs of stars.

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February 25, 2021 46 min

Daniel and Jorge break down the quantum world into tiny dots that have amazing properties.

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Daniel and Jorge explain Roger Penrose's Conformal Cyclic Cosmology and what it means about the origins of the Universe.

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February 16, 2021 55 min

Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith break down the science and science-fiction of invisibility.

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February 9, 2021 50 min

Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin talk about the crazy and real science of time crystals

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February 4, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about mind-blowingly huge balls of burning gas.

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January 28, 2021 52 min

Daniel talks about how astronomers can measure or deduce the mass of a star, and why it controls its fate.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about what kind of elements are inside a black hole, how to respond to aliens and whether physicists are useful or useless in a zombie apocalypse.

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January 21, 2021 44 min

What counts as a planet and is it possible for it to outweigh or outsize its parent star?

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January 14, 2021 53 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how astronomers are trying to detect planets in far away galaxies!

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Daniel and Jorge were kind enough to let me share an episode with you about John von Neumann. Hope you enjoy it!

John von Neumann made major contributions to multiple fields including computers, physics, mathematics, economics and statistics. He helped design the atomic bomb, created game theory, provided the architecture for the modern computer, pioneered the concept of mutually assured destruction and developed the foundation for ...

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Daniel and Jorge talk about quantum decoherence and why big things don't act like quantum particles.

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January 5, 2021 49 min

Daniel and Jorge tackle the confusing conundrum of the Casimir Effect and quantum zero-point energy

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