Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
AstroMcGill Podcast-logo

AstroMcGill Podcast

64 Favorites

Astro McGIll Podcasts feature interviews of world-class astronomers who visit the McGIll Physics department, who discuss their research and general topics of astronomy and astrophysics. Interviews are conducted by astronomy graduate students students and post-doctoral researchers at McGill. Podcasts are aimed at a general audience — no prior knowledge of astronomy is assumed.

Astro McGIll Podcasts feature interviews of world-class astronomers who visit the McGIll Physics department, who discuss their research and general topics of astronomy and astrophysics. Interviews are conducted by astronomy graduate students students and post-doctoral researchers at McGill. Podcasts are aimed at a general audience — no prior knowledge of astronomy is assumed.
More Information

Location:

Montreal, QB

Description:

Astro McGIll Podcasts feature interviews of world-class astronomers who visit the McGIll Physics department, who discuss their research and general topics of astronomy and astrophysics. Interviews are conducted by astronomy graduate students students and post-doctoral researchers at McGill. Podcasts are aimed at a general audience — no prior knowledge of astronomy is assumed.

Twitter:

@AstroMcGill

Language:

English


Episodes

AstroMcGill Episode 70 – Tom Prince

2/16/2016
More
Tom Prince visited McGill as part of the opening of the new McGill Space Institute. We talk to Tom about his work with the Palomar Transient Factory and the upcoming Zwicky Transient Facility. Guest: Tom Prince(California Institute of Technology). Hosts:Robert ArchibaldandEmilie Parent. Duration: 25 minutes. Production: Nick Adelson.

Duration: 00:25:03


AstroMcGill Episode 69 – Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

12/8/2015
More
We were visited by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars during her graduate studies in the 1960s. She talks to us about the still highly active field of pulsar astronomy and her varied career since their discovery. We also discuss her tireless advocacy for women in physics and astronomy. Guest:Jocelyn Bell Burnell(Oxford University). Hosts:Robert [...]

Duration: 00:19:48


AstroMcGill Episode 68 – Chiara Mingarelli

12/8/2015
More
Chiara talks to us about how timing the rotation of pulsars can be used to detect gravitational waves–ripples in the very fabric of the cosmos. Guest:Chiara Mingarelli(California Institute of Technology). Hosts:Erik MadsenandChitrang Patel. Duration: 19 minutes. Production: James O’Callaghan.

Duration: 00:19:23


AstroMcGill Episode 66 – Bryan Gaensler

6/8/2015
More
Bryan talks to us about magnetic fields in the Universe (and a little bit about cows). Guest:Bryan Gaensler(University of Toronto, Dunlap Institute). Hosts:Erik MadsenandGabrielle Simard. Duration: 21 minutes. Production: James O’Callaghan.

Duration: 00:21:13


AstroMcGill Episode 65 – Beth Wilman

5/14/2015
More
We discussed how astronomers can studied cosmology, the formation and evolution of the Universe, by observing nearby dwarfs galaxies, instead of extremely distant galaxies at the edge of the Universe. Guest:Beth Willman(Haverford College). Hosts:Erik MadsenandGabrielle Simard. Duration: 23 minutes. Production: James O’Callaghan.

Duration: 00:22:26


AstroMcGill Episode 64 – Jason Wright

3/16/2015
More
We talked about exoplanets, detecting exoplanets through measurements of radial velocities, and what we can look forward to from this field in the near future. The two websites mentioned during the podcast are exoplanets.org and the Habitable Zone Planet Finder. Guest: Jason Wright Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Erik Madsen Duration: 40 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:40:00


AstroMcGill Episode 63 – Kendrick Smith

2/25/2015
More
We discussed the large-scale structure of the Universe and how we can understand it from observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background emission, the relic light from the formation of the Universe. Guest: Kendrick Smith Hosts: Robert Archibald and Gabrielle Simard Duration: 13 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:12:34


AstroMcGill Episode 62 – Sara Ellison

2/19/2015
More
The topic of this week’s podacst with Sara Ellison was the merging of galaxies. Guest: Sara Ellison Hosts: Sean Griffin and Gabrielle Simard Duration: 19 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:19:19


AstroMcGill Episode 61 – Laurens Keek

2/4/2015
More
In this podcast, we talked about the nuclear explosion happening on the surface of neutron star, and how these objects located thousands of light years away can be used to better understand nuclear physics. Guest: Laurens Keek Hosts: Sebastien Guillot Duration: 20 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:19:29


AstroMcGill Episode 60 – Gilles Fontaine

12/11/2014
More
We talked about white dwarf stars, and the possible existence of planets around them. Guest: Gilles Fontaine (Université de Montréal) Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard Duration: 22 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:22:39


AstroMcGill Episode 59 – Sara Seager

12/2/2014
More
Sara Seager was one of the invited guest of the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, and we had the chance for record a podcast with her. The topic of this episode was the search for planets outside of our Solar System, including planets that could be hosting life, and how we would detect those [...]

Duration: 00:26:02


AstroMcGill Episode 58 – Jim Bell

12/2/2014
More
During his visit for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, we had the chance to sit with Jim Bell for an AstroMcGill podcast We talked about exploration of the Solar System, and his involvement with Mars exploration missions. Guest: Jim Bell (Arizona State University and Planetary Society) Hosts: Robert Archibald and Sean Griffin Duration: [...]

Duration: 00:29:52


AstroMcGill Episode 57 – Marc Delvin

11/25/2014
More
We discussed galaxy clusters, the growth of large scale structure in the Universe, and Marc’s work on the MUSTANG 2 detector at the Green Bank Telescope. Guest:Marc Delvin(U. of Pennsynvania) Hosts:Sebastien GuillotandRobert Archibald Duration: 24 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:24:05


AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo

10/21/2014
More
Following her lecture for the Physical Society Colloquium at McGill, we recorded this episode during which we talked about supermassive black-holes and active galactic nuclei. Guest:Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (U. Montreal) Hosts:Sebastien GuillotandGabrielle Simard Duration: 19 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:18:31


AstroMcGill Episode 54 – Wladimir Lyra

10/16/2014
More
Welcome to the 4th season of the AstroMcGill Podcasts. This week with Wladimir Lyra, we discussed how gases and tiny rocks around a star combine to form the different objects of a planetary system. Guest: Wladimir Lyra (CalTech/JPL) Hosts:Sebastien GuillotandDave Tsang Duration: 20 minutes Production: James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:19:47


AstroMcGill Episode 53 – Emmanuel Fonseca

10/9/2014
More
The discussion was focused on pulsars in binary systems, which are very useful to test different theories of gravity. General relativity – Einstein’s theory – wonderfully predicts the observations of pulsars in the highly-relativistic environments of binary systems. Guest: Emmauel Fonseca (UBC) Hosts:Sebastien GuillotandChen Karako. Duration: 22 minutes. Production: James O’Callaghan.

Duration: 00:22:09


AstroMcGill Episode 52 – Dick Manchester

7/3/2014
More
Guest:Dick Manchester (ATNF) We had the chance to receive Dick at McGill for a special visit. During this episode, we had a broad discussion about pulsars, these very compact objects that we still do not understand very well, but that are extremely useful to better understand some areas of physics. Hosts:Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang [...]

Duration: 00:22:25


AstroMcGill Episode 51 – Sarah Burke Spolaor

6/11/2014
More
Guest:Sarah Burke Spolaor (CalTech) The discussion of this podcast was centered on a new and unknown type of astrophysical phenomenon, called Fast Radio Bursts, very brief bursts of radiation disappearing as fast as they appeared. Hosts:Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot. Duration:22 minutes Production:James O’Callaghan

Duration: 00:21:55


AstroMcGill Episode 50 – Coleman Miller

5/13/2014
More
Guest:Coleman Miller (U. of Maryland) We had a great discussion about the formation of supermassive black-holes, and black-holes of all sorts. Hosts:Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot. Duration:21 minutes Production:Mike Collicutt.

Duration: 00:20:31


AstroMcGill Episode 49 – Leslie Rogers

5/6/2014
More
Guest:Leslie Rogers (CalTech) During this podcast, we had a general discussion about exoplanets. Host:Dave Tsang Duration:11 minutes Production:James O’Callaghan.

Duration: 00:11:32

See More