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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August 11, 2022 50 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the lengths people will go to avoid accepting the randomness of quantum mechanics. 

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Daniel and Jorge break down the differences between the two-way and one-way speed of light.

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August 4, 2022 54 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether black holes have a temperature and if we can ever know! 

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

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July 28, 2022 57 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the Universe got an extra boost of expansion early on, and if it's cartoonists' fault. 

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Daniel and Katie talk about where the missing matter in the Universe might be, and how slime molds might help us find it. 

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Daniel and Jorge walk through the first images from our fancy new space telescope! 

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July 19, 2022 59 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about why the Universe seems to follow rules, and celebrate the birthday of the woman who revealed the this deep truth.

 

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July 14, 2022 58 min

Daniel and Jorge break down the science of using huge lasers to zap frozen pellets of hydrogen. Or ice cream. Or cartoonists. 

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July 12, 2022 48 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the mysteries of why galaxies stop making stars.

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July 7, 2022 56 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the hottest state of matter ever created, and make up silly names for it.

 

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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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