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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December 2, 2021 59 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the biology, chemistry and physics of glowing.

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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from kids about black holes, diamond planets and faster-than-light travel!

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Daniel talks to Sean Carroll about the quantum multiverse, and whether it is real

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November 23, 2021 54 min

Daniel and Jorge explain the physics of our chaotic Sun and why its so hard to predict whether or not it might kill us!

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November 18, 2021 56 min

Daniel and Jorge answer questions from aspiring supervillains, helping with their schemes.

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November 16, 2021 58 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the history of how we measured this fastest of all velocities!

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Daniel and Jorge explore the "WIMP Miracle", which convinced a lot of physicists that dark matter was a particle.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about why all those weird heavy particles might actually be critical to the Universe

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November 4, 2021 57 min

Daniel talks to Carlo Rovelli about a fascinating alternative way of thinking about the nature of reality. And aliens.

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Daniel and Jorge's new book "Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe" is out today! Order your copy at universefaq.com

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October 28, 2021 55 min

Daniel and Jorge explore why time slows down when space is curved

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October 26, 2021 60 min

Daniel and Jorge ask if it's possible to tell if there's a wormhole nearby

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October 21, 2021 51 min

Daniel and Jorge explore the question of whether black holes are actually "dark stars"

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October 19, 2021 59 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how dark matter might be hiding under the "neutrino floor"

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October 14, 2021 52 min

Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about black holes

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October 12, 2021 57 min

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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