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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January 13, 2022 57 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about where dark matter is in the Universe.

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Daniel and Kelly talk about the dramatic brutal cosmic fate of the Hyades Cluster.

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January 6, 2022 64 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the incredible, ironic brightness of black holes.

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January 4, 2022 60 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the chances of two stars smashing, and whether we could survive.

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December 30, 2021 60 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the inflaton particle, and whether its responsible for EVERYTHING.

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Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions and give a special birthday shout out.

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December 23, 2021 58 min

Daniel talks to Prof. Valia Allori about the theory of Bohmian Mechanics, a deterministic alternative to traditional Quantum Mechanics.

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December 21, 2021 59 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about the amazing physics of space DUST.

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December 16, 2021 53 min

Daniel and Jorge talk about how megaconstellations of satellites might spoil our view of the Universe.

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Daniel and Jorge talk about the recent revolution in solid state physics that has led to weird new materials.

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December 9, 2021 58 min

Daniel and Jorge discuss the theory of Cosmological Natural Selection

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Daniel talks to Jill Tarter, longtime head of the SETI program, about how to look for alien intelligence

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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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November 30, 2021 55 min

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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