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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Are there charm quarks in the proton?

2/29/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the cozy story of the proton might need to be updated to describe all of its true charm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:02

Why is quantum gravity so hard?

2/27/2024
Daniel and Jorge explain why the two theories of physics are so at odds with each other. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:07

What is cold welding?

2/22/2024
Daniel and Kelly talk about how its possible to merge metals without melting! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:17

How is general relativity wrong?

2/20/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about why we think Einstein was wrong about the nature of the Universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:12

Listener Questions 48: Vacations, Destruction and Anti-matter Black Holes

2/15/2024
Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners and try to avoid giving marriage advice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:30

Have interstellar meteors hit the Earth?

2/13/2024
Daniel and Kelly analyze recent claims of the recovery of iron spheres from interstellar meteors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:19

Can we see inside things using muons?

2/8/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about the weirdness of muons and how they can let us see inside things. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:33

Why do some galaxies have bars?

2/6/2024
Daniel and Jorge explain what we know about the bars at the center of galaxies, and what mysteries they might hide. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:33

What is quantum relativity?

2/1/2024
Daniel and Katie grapple with an effort to explain how quantum mechanics could arise from relativity. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:34

Were all the forces once one?

1/30/2024
Daniel and Jorge explore whether the fundamental forces can be linked together, and whether they all acted as one in the early Universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:23

What is the dark flow?

1/25/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about whether the whole Universe is in motion, and what could be pulling on it See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:34

Listener Questions 47: Gravity, Time, Photons

1/23/2024
Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Ask your questions@danielandjorge.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:10

What are octonions?

1/18/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about super complex numbers and how they might hold the secrets of the Universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:28

What's hidden inside planets?

1/16/2024
Daniel talks to Prof. Sabine Stanley about what's happening inside planets, and how that helps us understand what's out there. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:57

How do particles carry forces?

1/11/2024
Daniel and Jorge push and pull on the simple picture of particles exchanging other particles See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:27

How can we find life on other planets?

1/9/2024
Daniel talks to Prof. Aomawa Shields, auther of "Life on Other Planets" about the the climate of exoplanets and her unusual path to astronomy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:36

What are land tides?

1/4/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about how tidal forces shape the Earth itself and the life on it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:14

What is a symmetron?

1/2/2024
Daniel and Jorge talk about creative ways to explain the accelerating expansion of the Universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:20

Does hot or cold water freeze faster?

12/28/2023
Daniel and Jorge get the chills when they discover how little we know about water. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:09

Listener Questions 46: Mountains, ether and time!

12/26/2023
Daniel and Jorge answer questions about reviving old theories, building tall mountains, and passing time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:50