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.

Episodes

February 22, 2024 46 mins

Daniel and Kelly talk about how its possible to merge metals without melting!

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Daniel and Jorge talk about why we think Einstein was wrong about the nature of the Universe.

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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners and try to avoid giving marriage advice.

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February 13, 2024 54 mins

Daniel and Kelly analyze recent claims of the recovery of iron spheres from interstellar meteors.

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February 8, 2024 50 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about the weirdness of muons and how they can let us see inside things.

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February 6, 2024 45 mins

Daniel and Jorge explain what we know about the bars at the center of galaxies, and what mysteries they might hide.

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February 1, 2024 58 mins

Daniel and Katie grapple with an effort to explain how quantum mechanics could arise from relativity.

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January 30, 2024 56 mins

Daniel and Jorge explore whether the fundamental forces can be linked together, and whether they all acted as one in the early Universe.

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January 25, 2024 48 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the whole Universe is in motion, and what could be pulling on it

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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Ask your questions@danielandjorge.com

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January 18, 2024 46 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about super complex numbers and how they might hold the secrets of the Universe. 

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January 16, 2024 50 mins

Daniel talks to Prof. Sabine Stanley about what's happening inside planets, and how that helps us understand what's out there.

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January 11, 2024 48 mins

Daniel and Jorge push and pull on the simple picture of particles exchanging other particles

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January 9, 2024 62 mins

Daniel talks to Prof. Aomawa Shields, auther of "Life on Other Planets" about the the climate of exoplanets and her unusual path to astronomy.

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January 4, 2024 44 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about how tidal forces shape the Earth itself and the life on it.

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January 2, 2024 49 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about creative ways to explain the accelerating expansion of the Universe. 

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December 28, 2023 44 mins

Daniel and Jorge get the chills when they discover how little we know about water.

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Daniel and Jorge answer questions about reviving old theories, building tall mountains, and passing time.

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December 21, 2023 41 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the moon is positive, negative or neutral!

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December 19, 2023 45 mins

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether two planets could share an orbit around a star, or whether there would be too much gravitational squabbling.

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