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.

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April 15, 2021 50 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the result of the g-2 experiment at Fermilab and what it means!

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Daniel and Jorge break down recent advances in quantum gravity!

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April 8, 2021 49 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about 4-dimensional cubes, life in the 4th dimension and the Infinity Stones!

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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith explore the dramatic story of Jupiter's wandering orbits

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April 1, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge take a trip to the theoretical Island of Stability and talk about super heavy elements

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March 30, 2021 47 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about quasars, large groups of quasars and HUGE LARGE groups of quasars!

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March 25, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the mysterious, unexplained "space roar" and whether its a clue about something new in the Universe.

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March 23, 2021 50 min

Daniel and Jorge dig into the mystery of why the Pioneer spacecraft's path surprised scientists.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the Universe of Lindsay Ellis' novel "Axiom's End"

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Daniel answers questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/

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Daniel and Jorge explain why scientists are puzzling over a massive cold spot in the sky.

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March 9, 2021 53 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether its possible to have stars made out of bosons!

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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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