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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October 14, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about black holes

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Daniel and Jorge step through the details of a mind-boggling version of the double slit experiment. Check out their new book: universefaq.com

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Daniel and Jorge break down the life cycle of stars and estimate how many more stars will be born in our Universe.

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October 5, 2021 59 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how finely sliced time can get.

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Daniel and Jorge dive deep into quantum theory and explain gauge symmetry, the foundation of all modern physics.

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September 28, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether fission reactors are found in Nature

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September 23, 2021 58 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether things have to happen in a definite order, or not!

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September 21, 2021 58 min

Daniel and Jorge break down this question that stumped Daniel at his public office hours!

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September 16, 2021 55 min

Could the 3D entire Universe be a projection from a 2D surface somewhere?

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Daniel and Jorge dip the french fries of knowledge into the mysterious condiments of the Universe and answer questions from listeners like you!

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September 9, 2021 60 min

Everything is moving and spinning -- is it possible to be totally still in the Universe?

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September 7, 2021 60 min

Daniel and Katie talk about how to get a battery-powered plane into the sky.

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Daniel and Kelly talk about the exciting science that will be done by this new super telescope.

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August 31, 2021 51 min

Daniel and Jorge swirl their minds together into a stormy mix of puns and physics and tackle this spacey topic.

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August 26, 2021 57 min

Daniel and Jorge crack open the basic building block of matter and find.. anti-matter!

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August 24, 2021 59 min

Daniel and Jorge consider how the Universe would be different if our particles had different properties

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August 19, 2021 55 min

Daniel and Jorge explain how the speed of light limits how events play out in the Universe.

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Daniel and Jorge reveal that the Large Hadron Collider has found much more than just the Higgs boson!

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August 12, 2021 55 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about why something so simple is one of the oldest and hardest problems in physics.

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August 10, 2021 55 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about binary star systems, trinary star systems and totally bonkers star systems with even more stars!

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