The Titanium Physicists
Domains of Influence with Matt Sheehy and Brent Knopf07/01/14
Some famous singing clowns once sang a song about magnets. The world looks down on a singing clown's ignorance, but how many of us can actually explain how magnets work? the question is rhetorical, though, because the answer is obviously "yes I can do...
Episode 47: The Song Of Falling Stars with Robot Hugs
Long story short: there's no such thing as a stable orbit... any two objects in orbit will emit gravitational waves.. and slowly get closer and closer together. If the two objects in question are neutron stars, we can even detect the gravitational...
Episode 46: Burning Twice as Bright with Alasdair Stuart
Today is a super episode! it's got so much stuff in it it's CRAYCRAY. Alasdair Stuart, from the Pseudopod podcast joins James Sylvester and Vicky Scowcroft and me. and we talk about STARS. what's inside them and how they work and how they change.
Episode 45: The Thumprint of Creation with Ryan North
The most amazing thing has come to pass: a telescope at the south pole called BICEP2 has detected decisive evidence demonstrating that the model of how the universe grew over the first second of existence is correct. It detected evidence of...
Episode 44: Radiation oncology
Chad Jones from the collapsed wavefunction podcast joins us today. My experts are Dr. Kiri Nichol and Dr. Ken Clark and we talk about how radiation can be used to cure cancer. Good work, everyone. We talk about Neutron Therapy, Radio Therapy,...
Episode 43: Approaching Singularity
Jocelyn Read! Katie Mack! Jesse Moynihan! A mighty ensemble to talk about the strangest thing in physics: Gravitational Singularities! Black Holes! Big Bangs! Event Horizons! ADVENTURE.
Episode 42: Quantum Twins Talk In Code
This episode we are talking about Quantum Cryptography! With the host of CANADALAND, Jesse Brown! Also announcing the completion of my ultimate quantum team: Miles Steininger and Dr. Katherine Brown!
Episode 41: The Light Which Pushes Back The Darkness
There was a time when light would not shine in the universe. There was a time when nothing was shining, and the universe was full of light-absorbing gas. But the first stars came, and pushed back the darkness and made the heavens clear. This is the...
Episode 40: Snowlines and No Rhymes
Teachers take things from an unrefined state to a point where they are wonderous. Poets are apt at describing both of these. This episode of TiPhy aims to teach genius poet Taylor Mali about where the planets in our solar system came from. Taylor's...
Episode 39: Pasta Stars
So. If someone comes up to you and tells you that there are planets out there made of ice and water, you'd go "yeah". and if they said "there are planets made of diamond", you'd probably shrug. what if I told you there were stars made of pasta? well...
Episode 38: Tron
So Tia and Ken and I talk with Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself! we talk about accelerators. how they work. what they get used for. whether aspiring supervillains sould invest in a particle accelerator or a giant laser. How Congress is in the...
Episode 37: Quantum Shave and a Haircut
Q-Bits! we're talking about quantum computers today! ha. Okay! our guest today is comicbookgirl19, and my experts are Omair Taibah and Katherine Brown. This episode is fun, but the audio quality is BAAD. After weeks of obsessive work, I had to make...
Episode 36: Useless Spheres and Wasteful Rockets
So. One day we will be a space-faring species. currently, we're more of an "earth orbit" faring species. anyway. we'll need large structures to help us get into space, and maybe to help us live in space. MEGASTRUCTURES IN SPACE. Mur Lafferty joins...
Episode 35: Crater?! I Hardly Know Her!
Hooooooohh! It's Natasha Allegri! The Creator of Bee and PuppyCat! and also Fionna and Cake! We're going to talk about Craters! CRATERS! how they form! I've recruited Charlie Barnhart (from science sort of) and Lissa Ong to explain everything to us!
Episode 34: Ladder To The Stars
Mookie Terracciano! James Silvester! Amanda Bauer! Lets talk about the methods we use to figure out how far stars are away from us. the answer is: LOTS OF CLEVERNESS.
Episode 33: His Dark Materials
“Into this wild Abyss/ The womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave--/ Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,/ But all these in their pregnant causes mixed/ Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,/ Unless the Almighty Maker them ordain/ His...
Episode 32: Sailors take warning
Reuben: "Hey dad, why is the sky blue?" Steve: "Sky Marlins. probably." Reuben: "You're not sure?" Steve: "umm. lets ask the Titanium Physicists." So When Steve asked if we could teach his 10 year old kid physics we were like "YESS!" because it's like...
Episode 30: Subtle Pursuits
Particle Detectors! Tia Miceli! Ken Clark! I summon you! Explain geiger counters, scintilators, cloud chambers, bubble chambers, photomultipliers, CCD's, and CERN's mighty ATLAS detector to our guest Gareth L. Powell, author of Ack-Ack Macaque! this...
Episode 29: Dark Equivalence
Alasdair Stuart joins Jocelyn and Dave on this episode. We talk about black holes and time: specifically how black holes affect time.Everything we say will make sense, because we will introduce the Equivalence Principle. the movie "Twins" is referred...
Episode 28: Smoke Like Swirls on the Moon
"Conceiving my heart as gutter broke, my sweet love grants me a boon, and joy rose up, grey billowing smoke, smoke like swirls on the moon" -no quality poem ever. So back when i started the show I sent Catherine an email. She's always been one of my...
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