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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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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April 22, 2020 43 min

How do planets get atmospheres, and how long do they last? Will Earth one day run out of air?

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April 20, 2020 47 min

Was it Einstein's greatest blunder, or smartest prediction?

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April 15, 2020 48 min

One day in November 1974 that changed particle physics forever.

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Where is the biggest, tallest or widest mountain in the Solar System? Hint: it's not on any planet.

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Daniel and Jorge discuss the book "The Calculating Stars" and interview the author. Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, 2019 Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award for best novel, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars."

You can find the book here.

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April 6, 2020 49 min

Learn about hexaquarks with Daniel and Jorge

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Daniel interviews Becky Chambers about her book "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. " Volume 1 of the Wayfarers series which won the Hugo award for best series. You can purchase a copy of the book here.

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March 30, 2020 44 min

Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you!

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March 26, 2020 44 min

Discover virtual particles with Daniel and Jorge

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Daniel and Jorge discuss the science fiction book "Recursion" by Blake Crouch. Blake comes on for an interview to discuss his thoughts and method. Pickup your own copy of Recursion. It's a thrilling novel!


First live stream from Daniel and Jorge airing Friday, March 27th at 10am pst or 1pm est.

Streaming at https://www.youtube.com/user/phdcomics

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