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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October 27, 2020 46 min

Daniel and Jorge break down the physics and engineering behind solar panels

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October 22, 2020 46 min

Why do particle physicists discount the beautiful signal of dark matter from the DAMA experiment?

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October 20, 2020 51 min

Is it possible that there are magnetic fields.... everywhere?

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October 15, 2020 49 min

Daniel and Jorge explore whether energy is actually a fundamental conserved quantity.

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October 13, 2020 67 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the creative science in the short stories of Vandana Singh's collection "Ambiguity Machines"

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October 8, 2020 48 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the vast and amazing Oort cloud, and whether it is throwing snowballs at us.

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Will humans figure out how to make fusion work on Earth, to provide plentiful clean power?

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Daniel and Jorge talk about a new massive blob of galaxies discovered right around the corner.

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September 29, 2020 58 min

How many robots does it take to dig up rocks from Mars and deliver them back to Earth?

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September 24, 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 22, 2020 48 min

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

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September 17, 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 15, 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 8, 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 3, 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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September 1, 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 27, 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 20, 2020 52 min

What convinced people that black holes are real?

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