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Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Does Mars Have a Liquid Center?

5/13/2021
Daniel and Jorge crack open the red planet and talk about whether it is totally solid, or whether it still has liquid flowing inside! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:57

What's the most promising theory of EVERYTHING?

5/11/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about string theory, loop quantum gravity, M-theory, p-branes, geometric unity and ice cream! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:58:21

What's the most powerful volcano in the Solar System?

5/6/2021
Daniel and Jorge break down how volcanos work and blow up your idea of what makes a powerful volcano blow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:52:25

Can the Universe exist without space?

5/4/2021
Daniel and Jorge break down the Universe to its most basic level and ask if space is necessary Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:50:45

The Science Fiction Universe of SB Divya

4/29/2021
Daniel interviews SB Divya about her new novel "Machinehood" which explores whether machines can be self-aware. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:01:36

Can brains spontaneously form in space?

4/27/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about the chance that you could be a brain floating in space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:50:58

Listener Questions: Black Holes, Dark Entropy and a Radio Free Zone!

4/22/2021
Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:48:16

Did CERN just discover a new particle, using penguins?

4/20/2021
Daniel and Jorge explain the exciting new results from the LHCb experiment! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:49:02

Did Fermilab just discover a new particle?

4/15/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about the result of the g-2 experiment at Fermilab and what it means! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:49:59

Have we solved the black hole information paradox?

4/13/2021
Daniel and Jorge break down recent advances in quantum gravity! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:01:00:28

What's a Tesseract?

4/8/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about 4-dimensional cubes, life in the 4th dimension and the Infinity Stones! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:48:20

Did Jupiter once have a different orbit?

4/6/2021
Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith explore the dramatic story of Jupiter's wandering orbits Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:50:56

What's the heaviest stable element?

4/1/2021
Daniel and Jorge take a trip to the theoretical Island of Stability and talk about super heavy elements Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:33

What's the Huge Large Quasar Group?

3/30/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about quasars, large groups of quasars and HUGE LARGE groups of quasars! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:11

What is the Space Roar?

3/25/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about the mysterious, unexplained "space roar" and whether its a clue about something new in the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:56

What was the pioneer anomaly?

3/23/2021
Daniel and Jorge dig into the mystery of why the Pioneer spacecraft's path surprised scientists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:49:36

The Science Finction Universe of Lindsay Ellis

3/18/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about the Universe of Lindsay Ellis' novel "Axiom's End" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:54:30

Daniel answers Listener Questions about black holes, antimatter stars and why the Universe exists!

3/16/2021
Daniel answers questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:24

Why does our Universe have a Cold Spot?

3/11/2021
Daniel and Jorge explain why scientists are puzzling over a massive cold spot in the sky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:49:54

What are boson stars?

3/9/2021
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether its possible to have stars made out of bosons! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:51:33