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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July 5, 2022 51 min

Daniel and Jorge blow your mind with the physics and chemistry of how fireworks sparkle and entertain.

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Daniel and Jorge take you step by step through the process of black hole mergers .

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June 28, 2022 59 min

Daniel and Jorge bump brains and talk about whether beams of light interact or pass through each other. 

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Daniel and Jorge answer questions about anti-muons, Daniel's research, and dimensional weapons.

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June 21, 2022 56 min

Daniel and Jorge tackle some of one of the simplest but trickiest concepts in physics.

 

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June 16, 2022 45 min

Daniel talks to Sam Kimpton-Nye about whether aliens do science the same way we do.

 

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Daniel and Kelly talk about how we use our smarts to survive the changing conditions in the far future solar system.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the plans for a new set of Great Observatories in space, and what it might show us about the Universe.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about how much dark chocolate can fit in Universes of various shapes and sizes. 

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June 2, 2022 60 min

Daniel and Katie drink deeply of the mystery of the Earth's formation and contents and talk about whether Earth's water might be hiding deep within the planet.

 

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Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about gravity, the CMB and distant disappearing objects! 

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May 26, 2022 32 min

We often think of technology as stuff that keeps us sitting at home, wired to our phones or computers or game systems. But there's an entire world of technology designed to inspire you to get outside and go exploring. We look at how tech can play a part in getting back to nature.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the recent picture of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way 

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May 24, 2022 55 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the whole Universe can spin, and whether it is.

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May 19, 2022 59 min

Daniel and Jorge grapple with this particularly tricky and philosophical question.

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Daniel and Kelly talk about where space rocks come from, how dangerous they are and what humanity can do about it.

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Daniel and Jorge explain how an X-ray telescope works and what it reveals about the inside of neutron stars.

 

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Daniel and Jorge talk about whether loopholes and wormholes will let you escape black holes.

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An episode of Creature Feature where Daniel and Katie talk about the physics of how animals look so brilliant, and how some people can see in the UV.

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Daniel and Katie talk about the physics of color and whether the eyeball is a quantum measurement device. 

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