Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

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QuantumBanana
 Oct 21, 2021
This podcast is so good I regularly wake up my wife laughing out loud. Hands down the best podcast on the interwebs.


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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.

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Things that glow in the dark
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the biology, chemistry and physics of glowing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 02, 2021
Kids questions about the Universe!
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from kids about black holes, diamond planets and faster-than-light travel! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 30, 2021
The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
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Daniel talks to Sean Carroll about the quantum multiverse, and whether it is real Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 25, 2021
Could a solar flare wipe out humanity?
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Daniel and Jorge explain the physics of our chaotic Sun and why its so hard to predict whether or not it might kill us! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 23, 2021
How to be a supervillain with physics.
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from aspiring supervillains, helping with their schemes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 18, 2021
How do we measure the speed of light?
3524
Daniel and Jorge talk about the history of how we measured this fastest of all velocities! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 16, 2021
Why do we think dark matter is made of particles?
3236
Daniel and Jorge explore the "WIMP Miracle", which convinced a lot of physicists that dark matter was a particle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 11, 2021
How did exotic particles change the Universe?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about why all those weird heavy particles might actually be critical to the Universe Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 09, 2021
What is Relational Quantum Mechanics?
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Daniel talks to Carlo Rovelli about a fascinating alternative way of thinking about the nature of reality. And aliens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 04, 2021
Frequently Asked Listener Questions About the Universe!
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Daniel and Jorge's new book "Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe" is out today! Order your copy at universefaq.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 02, 2021
Why does gravity slow down time?
3315
Daniel and Jorge explore why time slows down when space is curved Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 28, 2021
How do you spot a wormhole?
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Daniel and Jorge ask if it's possible to tell if there's a wormhole nearby Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 26, 2021
Are black holes really black holes?
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Daniel and Jorge explore the question of whether black holes are actually "dark stars" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 21, 2021
Are neutrinos hiding the dark matter?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about how dark matter might be hiding under the "neutrino floor" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 19, 2021
Black Hole Questions!
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Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about black holes Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 14, 2021
What is a quantum eraser?
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Daniel and Jorge step through the details of a mind-boggling version of the double slit experiment. Check out their new book: universefaq.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 12, 2021
How many generations of stars will there be?
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Daniel and Jorge break down the life cycle of stars and estimate how many more stars will be born in our Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 07, 2021
Is time pixelated?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about how finely sliced time can get. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 05, 2021
What hidden symmetry is controlling the Universe?
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Daniel and Jorge dive deep into quantum theory and explain gauge symmetry, the foundation of all modern physics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 30, 2021
Do fission reactors occur naturally?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about whether fission reactors are found in Nature Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 28, 2021
Does the Universe need cause and effect?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about whether things have to happen in a definite order, or not! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2021
Does the weak force attract or repel?
3516
Daniel and Jorge break down this question that stumped Daniel at his public office hours! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 21, 2021
Is the Universe a hologram?
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Could the 3D entire Universe be a projection from a 2D surface somewhere? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
Listener Questions 17: hamsters, black holes and higgs fields!
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Daniel and Jorge dip the french fries of knowledge into the mysterious condiments of the Universe and answer questions from listeners like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 14, 2021
Can you be motionless in space?
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Everything is moving and spinning -- is it possible to be totally still in the Universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2021
Why don't we have electric airplanes?
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Daniel and Katie talk about how to get a battery-powered plane into the sky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 07, 2021
What will the Giant Magellan Telescope show us?
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Daniel and Kelly talk about the exciting science that will be done by this new super telescope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2021
What is a space hurricane?
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Daniel and Jorge swirl their minds together into a stormy mix of puns and physics and tackle this spacey topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 31, 2021
What's a proton made of?
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Daniel and Jorge crack open the basic building block of matter and find.. anti-matter! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2021
What if our particles were different?
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Daniel and Jorge consider how the Universe would be different if our particles had different properties Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 24, 2021
What is a light cone?
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Daniel and Jorge explain how the speed of light limits how events play out in the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
How many particles has the Large Hadron Collider discovered?
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Daniel and Jorge reveal that the Large Hadron Collider has found much more than just the Higgs boson! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 17, 2021
Why is the three-body problem so hard?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about why something so simple is one of the oldest and hardest problems in physics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2021
How many stars can a solar system have?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about binary star systems, trinary star systems and totally bonkers star systems with even more stars! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 10, 2021
Listener Questions 16: pictures from space, antimatter stars and Jupiter-eating aliens!
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Have questions? Send them to questions@danielandjorge.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 05, 2021
Can we use the galaxy as a gravitational wave detector?
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Daniel explains how pulsars can be used as a galaxy-sized physics experiment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 03, 2021
How does a plasma thruster work?
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Will a plasma-based spaceship engine let humanity zoom between planets? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2021
Can you outrun a flash of light?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about whether its possible to outrun the fastest thing in the Universe Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 27, 2021
How were pulsars discovered?
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Daniel recounts the story of how pulsars were discovered and what they tell us about the death of stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2021
The SF Universe of Cadwell Turnbull's "The Lesson"
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the connections between science and art and discuss the science and politics of Cadwell Turnbull's "The Lesson" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 20, 2021
What's the cosmic gravitational background?
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Daniel and Jorge explain how we might be able to listen to a new kind of gravitational hiss and what secrets it could reveal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2021
What do the Navy UFO videos really mean?
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Daniel talks to Mick West, expert UFO-video analyzer, to understand what we are seeing in the Navy UFO videos. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 13, 2021
Is infinity real or just mathematical?
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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin search for examples of infinity in the Universe. Does it only exist in our minds? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2021
How many moons does the Earth have?
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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith count the number of moons orbiting the Earth! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 06, 2021
Listener Questions: photon information, simulated Universes and Daniel's fantasy science budget
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Daniel answers questions from real listeners like you. Submit your questions to questions@danielandjorge.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2021
The SF Universe of Essa Hansen's novel "Nophek Gloss"
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Daniel and Jorge break down the science in the science fiction novel "Nophek Gloss" by debut author Essa Hansen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 29, 2021
Is it possible to have a two-dimensional object?
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Daniel and Jorge slice the Universe infinitely thin and talk about the theory and practice of 2D materials Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 24, 2021
Are there stars made of dark matter?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about what it takes to make a star and whether dark matter could pull it off Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 22, 2021
Where are all the medium-sized black holes?
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Daniel and Jorge search for the missing black holes that are not too small or too big, but right in the middle! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 17, 2021
How was the cosmic microwave background discovered?
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Daniel and Jorge go through the crazy story of missed opportunties, accidental observations that led to one of the greatest science discoveries of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 15, 2021
How many Higgs bosons are there?
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Daniel and Jorge explain why our Universe might have more than just one Higgs boson, and what they should be called. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 10, 2021
Where did the Earth's atmosphere come from?
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Daniel and Jorge explain where the air you breathe came from, and whether there's hope for deep breaths on exoplanets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 08, 2021
What did we learn from the Arecibo Radio Telescope?
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Daniel and Jorge tell the story of the construction, the scientific insights and the collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2021
Why does measuring a quantum object change it?
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Daniel chats with Adam Becker about the "measurement problem" in quantum mechanics: does the wavefunction collapse, and what causes it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 01, 2021
Can there be life INSIDE a black hole?
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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin talk about astro-blackhole-biology and whether it's possible to have life evolve inside a black hole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 27, 2021
Listener Questions: the expanding observable Universe, what it's like to be a photon and the age of the Universe
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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
May 25, 2021
What is Frame Dragging?
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Daniel and Jorge explain how space can get twisted up around spinning objects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 20, 2021
Is space-based solar power realistic?
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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith talk about getting solar power FROM SPACE! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 18, 2021
Does Mars Have a Liquid Center?
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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
May 13, 2021
What's the most promising theory of EVERYTHING?
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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
May 11, 2021
What's the most powerful volcano in the Solar System?
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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
May 06, 2021
Can the Universe exist without space?
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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
May 04, 2021
The Science Fiction Universe of SB Divya
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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
Apr 29, 2021
Can brains spontaneously form in space?
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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
Apr 27, 2021
Listener Questions: Black Holes, Dark Entropy and a Radio Free Zone!
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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
Apr 22, 2021
Did CERN just discover a new particle, using penguins?
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Daniel and Jorge explain the exciting new results from the LHCb experiment! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 20, 2021
Did Fermilab just discover a new particle?
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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
Apr 15, 2021
Have we solved the black hole information paradox?
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Daniel and Jorge break down recent advances in quantum gravity! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 13, 2021
What's a Tesseract?
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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
Apr 08, 2021
Did Jupiter once have a different orbit?
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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
Apr 06, 2021
What's the heaviest stable element?
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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
Apr 01, 2021
What's the Huge Large Quasar Group?
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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
Mar 30, 2021
What is the Space Roar?
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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
Mar 25, 2021
What was the pioneer anomaly?
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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
Mar 23, 2021
The Science Finction Universe of Lindsay Ellis
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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
Mar 18, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about black holes, antimatter stars and why the Universe exists!
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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
Mar 16, 2021
Why does our Universe have a Cold Spot?
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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
Mar 11, 2021
What are boson stars?
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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
Mar 09, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about the smell of space, the electroweak force and spotting distant aliens.
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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
Mar 04, 2021
What are globular clusters?
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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin explore the mysteries of these weird, ancient blobs of stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 02, 2021
What is a Quantum Dot?
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Daniel and Jorge break down the quantum world into tiny dots that have amazing properties. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 25, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about diamond rain on Jupiter, travel near the speed of light and the tilt of Uranus.
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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
Feb 23, 2021
Can we see evidence of a previous Universe?
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Daniel and Jorge explain Roger Penrose's Conformal Cyclic Cosmology and what it means about the origins of the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 18, 2021
Can we build an invisibility cloak?
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Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith break down the science and science-fiction of invisibility. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 16, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about hawking radiation, 5G networks and wireless phone chargers!
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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
Feb 11, 2021
What's a Time Crystal?
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Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin talk about the crazy and real science of time crystals Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 09, 2021
What's the biggest star in the Universe?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about mind-blowingly huge balls of burning gas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 04, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about closed time-like curves, force fields, and the lifetime of the Earth's magnetic field
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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
Feb 02, 2021
How do we know the mass of stars?
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Daniel talks about how astronomers can measure or deduce the mass of a star, and why it controls its fate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 28, 2021
Listener Questions 14: Black holes, aliens and zombies!
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Daniel and Jorge talk about what kind of elements are inside a black hole, how to respond to aliens and whether physicists are useful or useless in a zombie apocalypse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 26, 2021
Can a planet be bigger than its star?
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What counts as a planet and is it possible for it to outweigh or outsize its parent star? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 21, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about how to read science headlines, gravitational slingshots, lorentz symmetry and the speed of light!
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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
Jan 19, 2021
Can we see planets in other galaxies?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about how astronomers are trying to detect planets in far away galaxies! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 14, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about a donut Universe, mirrors and black holes!
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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
Jan 12, 2021
Introducing Prodigy: The Versatile Von Neumann
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Daniel and Jorge were kind enough to let me share an episode with you about John von Neumann. Hope you enjoy it! John von Neumann made major contributions to multiple fields including computers, physics, mathematics, economics and statistics. He helped design the atomic bomb, created game theory, provided the architecture for the modern computer, pioneered the concept of mutually assured destruction and developed the foundation for quantum physics. Daniel Whiteson, particle physicist and host of the show Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe, joins me to describe the significance of von Neumann's work. For more about his life, Stuff you Missed in History Class did an excellent episode on him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 09, 2021
Why can’t we see quantum effects in everyday objects?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about quantum decoherence and why big things don't act like quantum particles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 07, 2021
Is space filled with infinite energy?
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Daniel and Jorge tackle the confusing conundrum of the Casimir Effect and quantum zero-point energy Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 05, 2021
Daniel answers Listener Questions about energy conservation, inflation and space dust!
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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
Dec 31, 2020
How was radiation discovered?
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X-rays, U-rays, and cosmic rays! Hear the story for how we came to understand that our world is filled with invisible dangers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 29, 2020
Are there centaurs in outer space?
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Centaurs are real, but not on Earth. Daniel and Jorge talk about the weird objects astronomers call a "space centaur" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 24, 2020
Is there matter that is not made of particles?
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Is it possible that matter could be made of something that's not particles? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 22, 2020
What will the DragonFly mission find on Titan?
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NASA is building an awesome drone to fly around the surface of Saturn's moon. What will it find? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 17, 2020
What's the fastest spinning thing in the Universe?
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Part of their "Extreme Universe" series, Daniel and Jorge make your head spin with all of the crazy spinning objects in the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 15, 2020
Daniel answers Listener Questions about the size of the Universe, what's in intergalactic space and why gravity dominates the Universe.
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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
Dec 10, 2020
Daniel answers Listener Questions about dark matter, black holes and particle colliders
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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
Dec 08, 2020
What happened in the dark ages of the Universe?
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Before the stars and galaxies formed, the Universe was dark and foggy for hundreds of millions of years! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 03, 2020
Can you undress a black hole?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about whether it's possible to observe a "naked singularity" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 01, 2020
The Sticky Story of the Gluon's Discovery
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What is the gluon and how was it discovered? Daniel and Jorge take us through the dramatic events. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 26, 2020
What's it like to fall into a black hole?
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Take a cosmic field trip with Daniel and Jorge, as they guide you on a thought experiment into the heart of the most mysterious objects in the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 24, 2020
Listener Questions 13: Space water, wormhole colliders and boxes of dark matter
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Submit yours, to questions@danielandjorge.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 19, 2020
The SF Universe of Max Barry
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In Max Barry's new novel "Providence", humanity runs into aliens. It doesn't go well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 17, 2020
What's the Oldest Thing in the Universe?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the age of stars, galaxies, black holes and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 12, 2020
The surprising shape of the Milky Way
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How do we know the shape of our galaxy, since we're stuck in the middle of it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 10, 2020
How to land a robot on an asteroid
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NASA sent Osiris-Rex to scoop a cup of dirt from an asteroid ... using a pogo stick! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 05, 2020
The mysterious sources of the Van Allen radiation belts
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the strange belts of particles surrounding the Earth, and the South Atlantic Anomaly Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 03, 2020
What if the Earth Stopped Spinning
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What makes planets spin, and what would happen if they stopped? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 29, 2020
The Quantum Physics of Solar Panels
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Daniel and Jorge break down the physics and engineering behind solar panels Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 27, 2020
A discounted dark matter discovery
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Why do particle physicists discount the beautiful signal of dark matter from the DAMA experiment? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 22, 2020
Is all of space magnetized?
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Is it possible that there are magnetic fields.... everywhere? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 20, 2020
Is Energy Actually Conserved?
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Daniel and Jorge explore whether energy is actually a fundamental conserved quantity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 15, 2020
The SF Universes of Vandana Singh
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the creative science in the short stories of Vandana Singh's collection "Ambiguity Machines" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 13, 2020
Where do comets come from?
3053
Daniel and Jorge talk about the vast and amazing Oort cloud, and whether it is throwing snowballs at us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 08, 2020
Will the ITER experiment make fusion feasible?
3260
Will humans figure out how to make fusion work on Earth, to provide plentiful clean power? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 06, 2020
New discoveries in our cosmic neighborhood
3080
Daniel and Jorge talk about a new massive blob of galaxies discovered right around the corner. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 01, 2020
How can we bring rocks back from Mars?
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How many robots does it take to dig up rocks from Mars and deliver them back to Earth? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 29, 2020
Can a black hole power a spaceship?
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Daniel and Jorge tackle the physics, engineering and safety questions of using a black hole to visit nearby stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 24, 2020
Is there life on Venus?
3061
The internet went crazy talking about phosphine on Venus! What does it mean? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 22, 2020
The most common listener questions!
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Is there dark matter in black holes? Are gravitons and gravitational waves the same thing? Daniel and Jorge answer the most common listener questions! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 17, 2020
The SF Multi-verse of Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Daniel and Jorge discuss the science of "The Doors of Eden", a multi-zooniverse novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 15, 2020
What would happen if dark matter and dark energy disappeared?
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Dark matter and dark energy are 95% of the energy in the Universe. But do we need them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 10, 2020
Elinor Wonders About the Universe
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions about the Universe from Jorge's daughter Elinor, and talk about their new PBS Kids TV show: "Elinor Wonders Why". Link: pbskids.org/elinor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 08, 2020
What is Bose Einstein Condensate
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Have you heard of "Bose Einstein Condensate" but never really understood it? D&J break it down for you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 03, 2020
What is Mirror Matter?
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It's not anti-matter, or supersymmetric matter, but yet another way our familiar particles might be reflected, and could explain a deep mystery of the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 01, 2020
The SF Universe of Dr. Karen Lords
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the science of the novel "The Best of All Possible Worlds" by Dr. Karen Lords. https://karenlord.wordpress.com/the-best-of-all-possible-worlds/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 27, 2020
Listener Questions 12: Higgs Bosons, Black holes and earthquakes!
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Does dark matter feel the Higgs? Can particles be black holes? What would happen if the Earth froze? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 25, 2020
How did we discover black holes?
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What convinced people that black holes are real? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 20, 2020
What happened to the Superconducting Supercollider?
3146
Americans had the biggest colliders in the world, until they tried to build one that was too big. Hear the super story of the superlative supercollider. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 18, 2020
Do protons live forever?
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Electrons can hang out until the end of time. Physicists think that protons should eventually fall apart. But will they? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 13, 2020
Special 200th episode!
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What happened in the first 200 microseconds of the Universe? What can you see within 200 light years from Earth? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 11, 2020
Did the XENON experiment just discover a weird axion?
3119
Recent results from the XENON experiment could be the first hint of something groundbreaking... or it could be nothing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 06, 2020
How did supermassive black holes get so big?
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The gargantuan black holes at the centers of galaxies seem impossibly large. How did they grow so large in the short history of our Universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 04, 2020
The Marvelous Mystery of the Muon Magnetic Moment
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Can physicists discover new particles by watching how muons wiggle in magnetic fields? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 30, 2020
Is dark matter hot?
2978
Scientists don't know what dark matter is, but they know if it's hot (or not!) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 28, 2020
How was the Higgs boson discovered?
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Hear the story of the multi-decade trans-Atlantic rivalry that led to the Higgs boson discovery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 23, 2020
What are quasi-particles
2971
Daniel and Jorge talk about phonons, magnons, excitons, anyons and explainons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 21, 2020
Can neutrinos explain why we have matter?
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Daniel and Jorge explore how the new DUNE experiment could unravel secrets of neutrins... and the Universe! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 16, 2020
Listener Questions 11: Deep questions about gravity and particles.
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Can gravity waves kill you? Why do we have particles? Can fission power a star? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 14, 2020
Does the Universe need dark matter?
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Is it possible that dark matter doesn't exist? Could it just be a misunderstanding of gravity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 09, 2020
Did NASA discover a parallel Universe?
3211
The amazing ANITA experiment and the bizarre neutrinos they discovered Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 07, 2020
Do black holes destroy information?
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Daniel and Jorge tackle the paradox of black holes: do they destroy information or store it forever? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 02, 2020
What is the axion?
3408
Why do scientists think there might be a wispy mysterious particle? And why did they give it such a silly name? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 30, 2020
The SF Universe of Alastair Reynolds "Revenger"
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Daniel and Jorge talk about solar sails, artificial planets and black holes! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 25, 2020
What are primordial black holes?
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Could mysterious black holes have been formed in the first second of the Universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 23, 2020
Is the impossible drive possible?
3242
Daniel and Jorge dissect the "EMDrive", explain how it's supposed to work and whether it ever might. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 18, 2020
The long race for the top quark
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Daniel and Jorge talk about the twenty-year race to find the top quark, that came down to the wire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 16, 2020
Where in the solar system might we find life? (ft. Katie Goldin of Creature Features)
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Katie Goldin, host of the Creature Features pod, visits to talk about what's needed for life and where in the solar system it might be hiding. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 11, 2020
How do you navigate in deep space?
3309
Daniel and Jorge talk about a potential new GPS: the Galactic Positioning System. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 09, 2020
Can stars eat other stars?
2991
Can a Thorne-Zytkow object, a neutron star inside another star, actually exist? Did we find one? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 04, 2020
Why are neutrinos so light?
3077
Daniel and Jorge talk about how the weirdest particle gets its mass Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 02, 2020
Can we see the surface of exoplanets?
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Could we build a telescope that let us see what planets around other stars look like? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 28, 2020
What is the real charge of the electron?
2878
Daniel and Jorge explain how the theory of "Renormalization" tells us that we measure is different from what is real. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 26, 2020
Could Jupiter turn into a star?
2755
What is the fate of the largest planet in our solar system? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 21, 2020
What are the basic constants of the Universe?
3066
Daniel and Jorge talk about the numbers that control everything, and the number of those numbers! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 19, 2020
Listener Question 10: Particles, stars and universe-sized black holes!
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Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about the smallest, biggest and cataclysmic-ist things in the Universe! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 14, 2020
Can Dark Matter feel itself
3140
What happens when DM bumps into DM in the dark? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 12, 2020
How do LEDs work?
3167
The Nobel-prize winning physics of.... reading lights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 07, 2020
Should we believe any alien abduction stories?
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Daniel and Jorge talk about how to be skeptical and open minded. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 05, 2020
Does Stephen Wolfram's Theory of Everything Work?
3177
How does Stephen Wolfram's Physics Project work and what have we learned? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 30, 2020
The SF Universe of Sue Burke's "Semiosis"
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Daniel and Jorge talk about what happens when plants can think. Is eating a banana now murder? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 28, 2020
Can planets lose their atmospheres?
2780
How do planets get atmospheres, and how long do they last? Will Earth one day run out of air? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 23, 2020
What is the Cosmological Constant?
3032
Was it Einstein's greatest blunder, or smartest prediction? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 21, 2020
How quarks were discovered?
3079
One day in November 1974 that changed particle physics forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 16, 2020
What is the tallest mountain in the solar system?
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Where is the biggest, tallest or widest mountain in the Solar System? Hint: it's not on any planet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 14, 2020
The SF Universe of Mary Robinette Kowal's "The Calculating Stars"
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Daniel and Jorge discuss the book "The Calculating Stars" and interview the author. Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, 2019 Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award for best novel, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars." You can find the book here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 09, 2020
Could dark matter be made of quarks?
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Learn about hexaquarks with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 07, 2020
The SF Universe of Becky Chamber's "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet"
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Daniel interviews Becky Chambers about her book "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. " Volume 1 of the Wayfarers series which won the Hugo award for best series. You can purchase a copy of the book here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 02, 2020
Listener Questions 9
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 31, 2020
What are virtual particles?
2859
Discover virtual particles with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 26, 2020
The SF Universe of Blake Crouch's "Recursion"
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Daniel and Jorge discuss the science fiction book "Recursion" by Blake Crouch. Blake comes on for an interview to discuss his thoughts and method. Pickup your own copy of Recursion. It's a thrilling novel! First live stream from Daniel and Jorge airing Friday, March 27th at 10am pst or 1pm est. Streaming at https://www.youtube.com/user/phdcomics Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 24, 2020
How small is an electron?
3268
Shrink down the the quantum realm with Daniel and Jorge and discover the size of the electron Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 19, 2020
Why is strange matter so strange?
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Find out why strange matter is so strange with daniel and jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 17, 2020
The science fiction universe of "Ancillary Justice"
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In this very special new series of episodes Daniel and Jorge interview famous authors. Today we discuss "Ancillary Justice" the debut novel of the talented Anne Leckie. It's the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke awards. You can find it here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 12, 2020
What is the biggest explosion in the universe
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What is the biggest explosion in the universe that mankind has ever witnessed? Find out with Daniel and Jorge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 10, 2020
Is it possible to move the sun?
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If we needed to move the sun, could we do it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 05, 2020
Is the Universe infinite?
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Is the universe finite or infinite? Article Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 03, 2020
What have we learned from the Spitzer Space Telescope?
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The Spitzer Space Telescope is retiring. What have we learned from it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 27, 2020
Choose your own physics adventure!
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Which of these four physics adventures would you prefer? Visit the Quantum Realm See inside a Black Hole Travel faster than light Meet intelligent aliens Link if you'd like to contribute to the poll. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 25, 2020
Can quantum gravity save physics?
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Daniel and Jorge discuss loop quantum gravity with a special appearance from Bianca Dittrich, a PhD in gravitational physics and an expert in loop quantum gravity and spin foam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 20, 2020
Listener Questions 8: Can AI understand humor?
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 18, 2020
What causes the biggest explosions in the universe?
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We're taking a deep dive into the subject of supernovas. What causes them? What do we know about them and can they harm us here on earth.? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 13, 2020
Are there planets without a star?
2975
Do rogue planets exist? Could they support life? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 11, 2020
Can you slow down light?
3031
The speed of light is constant but is it possible to slow it down? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 06, 2020
What is the great attractor?
3033
What is the mysterious force that is attracting our galaxy to it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 04, 2020
Can particles travel faster than light?
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Is there any way particles can travel faster than light or is it against the laws of physics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 30, 2020
4 ways physics could end the world
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What would happen if.... Gravity turned off for 3 seconds The earth started rotating the other way All electrons within 1 light year suddenly disappeared Our sun shut off for 2 weeks Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 28, 2020
Is Betelgeuse about to explode?
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Betelgeuse appears to be dimming. Is it about to explode? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 23, 2020
Why can quarks never be alone?
3309
Can quarks ever be free? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 21, 2020
Is space filled with junk?
3064
Is space mostly empty or full of junk? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 16, 2020
Why is the universe inflating?
3557
Learn about cosmic inflation with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 14, 2020
What will the new space telescope reveal?
3123
Daniel and Jorge discuss the James Webb Space Telescope Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 09, 2020
Why do some particles die?
3197
Find out why particles die with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 07, 2020
Is the universe left-handed?
3108
Why does the universe seem to be left-handed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 02, 2020
Can you destroy a black hole?
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Is it possible to destroy a black hole? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 31, 2019
How does relativity affect our perception of time?
3132
Find out how relativity affects our perception of time with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 26, 2019
How was antimatter discovered?
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Learn about antimatter with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 24, 2019
What are cosmic strings?
3168
Learn about cosmic strings with Daniel and Jorge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 19, 2019
What is quantum spacetime foam?
2898
Learn about quantum spacetime foam with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 17, 2019
What are magnetic monopoles?
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Learn about magnetic monopoles with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 12, 2019
How fast is the universe blowing up?
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What is the hubble constant? Find out with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 10, 2019
Is there a fifth force of the universe?
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Scientists recently discovered a supposed fifth force of the universe. Is it real and what does it mean for physics? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 05, 2019
Listener Questions 7
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Could you build a real death star? How do black holes begin? Where the heck is Jorge? Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 03, 2019
The mystery of the missing neutrinos
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How did physicists lose trillions of neutrinos?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 28, 2019
Where is the coldest place in the Universe?
2848
EXTREME UNIVERSE: Where is the coldest place in the Universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 26, 2019
Is our solar system weird?
3008
Is our solar system similar to others or is it unique? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 21, 2019
Who ordered the muon?
2975
This mysterious particle is part of our Universe, but not part of the atom Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 19, 2019
Can science predict what you will do?
3354
Does free will really exist? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 14, 2019
Is it possible to send messages faster than light using quantum entanglement?
3035
With vast distances between habitable planets how will we eventually communicate with aliens? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 12, 2019
Is there weather in space?
2733
Is space weather something that exists? Can it affect us here on earth. Find out the answer to this and many other questions with Daniel and Jorge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 07, 2019
News from the Solar System
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Listen for up to date news about suprising developments in our solar system. Contest for naming Saturn's newly discovered moon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 05, 2019
Journey to the Beginning of Time (featuring Dan Hooper)
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A conversation with astrophysicist Dan Hooper about his new book, At the Edge of Time Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 31, 2019
What's in the asteroid belt?
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What do we know about the asteroid belt and what can we learn from it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 29, 2019
Does Quantum Mechanics make sense?
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Learn about the concept of quantum mechanics and what our understanding of it is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 24, 2019
Can we build a warp drive?
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The distance between stars is massive. Can we build a warp drive to allow us to travel between the stars faster? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 22, 2019
How do we know the photon is real?
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What is a photon and how do we know it exists? Particle Physicist Professor Daniel Whiteson explains the photon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 17, 2019
Can you imagine a color you've never seen?
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What is color and how do we perceive it? How many colors are there? UCI particle physicist Professor Daniel Whiteson explains the science of colors and answers some listener questions as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 15, 2019
What is the cosmic microwave background?
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Daniel is joined by guest Dr. Crystal Dilworth to discuss the cosmic microwave background. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 10, 2019
Listener Questions 6
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 08, 2019
What are fermi bubbles?
2596
What do we know about fermi bubbles? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 03, 2019
How many stars can you see in the night sky with the naked eye?
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How many stars can we see in the sky? Thousands? Billions? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 01, 2019
What are fast radio bursts and what causes them?
2728
Learn about the mystery behind fast radio bursts with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 26, 2019
The shocking mystery of lightning explained
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Learn about lightning with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 24, 2019
Will the Higgs-Boson destroy the universe?
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Learn how the Higgs-Boson could unravel the universe with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 19, 2019
How to see pictures of dinosaurs (featuring XKCD creator Randall Munroe)
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Daniel and Jorge are looking into the past with XKCD comic creator Randall Munroe.  You can find his new book "How to: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems" here Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 17, 2019
What is the physics behind skipping stones?
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Find out how skipping stones works today with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 12, 2019
How do microwaves work?
2649
Find out how microwaves work with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 10, 2019
What are Tardigrades?
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How did tardigrades end up on the moon? Today we're joined by special guest Prof. Brian Keating Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 05, 2019
What was the first particle ever discovered? And how was it discovered?
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What does it mean to be first? Join Daniel and Jorge to learn about the first ever particle discovered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 03, 2019
Why is half of the moon always hidden?
2557
Visit the far side of the moon with Daniel and Jorge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 29, 2019
What is a graviton?
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Join Daniel and Jorge to find out the secrets of the universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 27, 2019
What would happen on earth if the moon disappeared?
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The moon has just been deleted from the simulation. What will happen here on earth? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 22, 2019
Listener Questions 5
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 20, 2019
What would happen if the sun became a black hole?
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Listen to Daniel and Jorge answer a hypothetical question in today's episode Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 15, 2019
What are white holes?
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You've heard of black holes but what are white holes? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 13, 2019
Take a cruise of the exoplanets
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Put on your stretchy pants and join Daniel and Jorge while they take you a guided cruise of the exoplanets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 08, 2019
How old is the earth?
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How do we know the age of the earth? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 06, 2019
Do aliens exist?
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Today Daniel and Jorge answer questions from Karah and Oz, the hosts of the podcast Sleepwalkers. Listen to Sleepwalkers here Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 01, 2019
Can you see an electron or other tiny particles?
3051
If you were Ant-Man and shrunk to the quantum realm. What would that actually look like? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 30, 2019
What is the strongest magnet in the universe?
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EXTREME UNIVERSE: What is the strongest magnet in the universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 25, 2019
Why haven't aliens visited us?
3294
What is the best way to explore the galaxy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 23, 2019
What is the Weak Force?
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Find out about the Weak Force on today's podcast with Daniel and Jorge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 18, 2019
What is Cold Fusion?
3053
Will we ever be able to create unlimited energy with cold fusion? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 16, 2019
How do you make gold?
2799
Where does gold come from? Can scientists make it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 11, 2019
How do MRIs work?
2464
What is an MRI and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 09, 2019
What is the hexagon on saturn?
2237
Is it natural or artificial?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 04, 2019
What is Quantum Tunneling?
2726
Hint: It's not tunnels in switzerland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 02, 2019
Can you sail on light?
2628
How can we travel through the universe without running out of fuel? Find out today with Daniel and Jorge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 27, 2019
What is the densest thing in the universe?
3160
EXTREME UNIVERSE! What has the most stuff stuffed into it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 25, 2019
What do Quarks taste like?
2840
Quarks have flavor and color but what do they taste and look like?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 20, 2019
Listener Questions 4
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Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 18, 2019
What is the brightest thing in the universe?
2770
EXTREME UNIVERSE! (Hint: It's not the sun) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 13, 2019
Is the Earth round?
3011
How do we know the earth is actually round and not just "global conspiracy?" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 11, 2019
How can we see Dark Matter?
3160
We know it exists but what is it and how can we see it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 06, 2019
Listener Questions 3
3037
Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners, like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 04, 2019
What Is Radiation?
3073
Is it bad or good or spicy or mild? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 30, 2019
What Is the Hottest Thing In The Universe?
3236
How hot can it get? Is there an upper limit to temperature?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 28, 2019
What Is A Dyson Sphere?
3192
We're not talking about your vacuum cleaner! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 23, 2019
Bad Science Questions
3315
Daniel and Jorge welcome Ethan, host of the Podcast Bad Science, and answer his questions about the universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 21, 2019
What Is Quantum Spin?
2927
Everybody talks about it, but what IS it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 16, 2019
What Is The Emptiest Place In The Universe?
3010
What constitutes a vacuum? Can space ever really be empty? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 14, 2019
What's In Jupiter's Great Red Spot?
2834
What is the Eye of Jupiter? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 09, 2019
Will A Gamma Ray Burst Kill You?
3159
What are gamma ray bursts, and are they dangerous? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 07, 2019
What's Inside The Earth?
3234
What would happen if you jumped into a hole that went through the center of the Earth and out the other side? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 02, 2019
How Does A Bicycle Balance?
2700
We don't understand bicycles! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 30, 2019
Why Does Time Go Forwards?
3076
Why can't we change the direction of time? What are the past, present and future really?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 25, 2019
What Is A Tachyon?
2836
Are Tachyons real or just the stuff of science fiction? Thanks to Prof. Flip Tanedo (UC Riverside) for scientific review.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 23, 2019
What is Supersymmetry?
3254
What's so super about this symmetry? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 18, 2019
Questions From The Zeitgeist (ft The Daily Zeitgeist hosts)
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Jack and Miles, hosts of The Daily Zeitgeist, ask Daniel and Jorge their most pressing questions about the universe; Why is the sky blue? Whats a quantum machine gun? How do planets form? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 16, 2019
What Is A Space Elevator?
3215
Can this actually work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 11, 2019
Can You See A Black Hole?
3131
What would a picture of a black hole look like? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 09, 2019
What Are The Weirdest Stars?
3245
What are neutron stars, pulsars and magnetars? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 04, 2019
What's Under The Ice On Europa?
2841
This moon of Jupiter has an ENORMOUS ocean. Does anything live in it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 02, 2019
What's The Biggest "Thing" in The Universe?
2984
Planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, then what? What defines a "thing" and how big can they get? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 28, 2019
Listener Questions 2.0
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Join Daniel and Jorge as they respond to 4 questions from listeners, just like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 26, 2019
What Is A Superconductor?
2769
How does a super conductor work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 21, 2019
What Was Oumuamua?
2773
 What was that strange rock that passed through our solar system in 2017? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 19, 2019
What Are Quantum Fields?
2543
Quantum Field Theory, explained! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 14, 2019
What Is Time Dilation?
2679
Why does time slow down when you go fast? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 12, 2019
Why Do We Have Stars?
2455
Why are there stars and planets and not just smooth matter everywhere? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 07, 2019
How Does A Laser Work?
2694
What makes a laser a laser? Pew Pew Pew!? Zap Zap Zap!? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 05, 2019
How Old Is The Universe?
2754
How long has the Universe been cooking, and how do we know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 28, 2019
What's At The Center Of The Galaxy?
2887
What's at the center of the Milky Way? How do we know? Can we explain it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 26, 2019
Is Anti-Gravity Technology Possible?
2750
Is it possible to negate gravity without using energy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 21, 2019
Where Does The Earth's Magnetic Field Come From?
2927
What causes our planet to generate a magnetic field? What is a magnetic field?!? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 19, 2019
Are Wormholes Real?
2679
Are wormholes a real thing out in space somewhere? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 14, 2019
What Is Terraforming?
3107
Can we make another planet habitable? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 12, 2019
What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean?
3109
How do we define Artificial Intelligence? Should we be worried that AI may one day take over Humanity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 07, 2019
What Nobel Prizes Have Been Proven Wrong?
2837
Can the top prize in science get it wrong? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 05, 2019
Is A New Particle Collider Worth $20B?
2827
CERN just released a new report describing the next planned collider and its price! Is it worth it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 31, 2019
How Did The Moon Form?
2321
How did the Earth get such a weird, big fluffy moon? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 29, 2019
What Are Cosmic Rays?
2603
Who or what is shooting crazy high energy particles at us? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 24, 2019
Is The Multiverse Real?
2459
What is the multiverse and is it real? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 22, 2019
How Can We Tell The Distance To Stars?
2409
How can we measure the distance to stars? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 17, 2019
What Is The Most Important Invention In Human History? (ft. Ryan North)
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We discuss the most fundamentally important inventions in human history. Featuring Ryan North. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 15, 2019
Listener Questions
2527
We answer questions from listeners! The speed of light, the center of the universe and lasers! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 10, 2019
What Is A Quantum Computer?
2742
What is a quantum computer and how does it work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 08, 2019
What Happens When Galaxies Collide?
2607
Will our lives be affected when the Milky Way collides with Andromeda? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 03, 2019
Why Is Gravity So Weird?
2706
Why is gravity so much weaker than the other forces? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 01, 2019
Is the Universe pixelated?
2661
Is there a shortest possible distance? Or can you cut space in half forever? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 27, 2018
Are there other Earths out there?
2569
How many liveable planets are out there, and can we reach them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 25, 2018
Was/Is There Life On Mars?
2709
What do we know about life on Mars? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 20, 2018
What Is String Theory?
2572
We've all heard of it, but nobody really knows... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 18, 2018
Will Physics Ever Explain Everything?
2512
What is a "Theory of Everything" and how close are we to discovering it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 13, 2018
What Is A Dimension And How Many Are There?
2473
What's the real meaning of a dimension? Are there more than 3? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 11, 2018
What is a Neutrino?
2359
Explaining the weirdest little particle ever found Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 06, 2018
How Does a Nuclear Bomb Work?
2679
What would you need to build your own nuke? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 04, 2018
Is Teleportation Possible?
2480
Can we really change locations without traveling through space? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 29, 2018
Is the Universe Random?
2724
If you repeat the same experiment, do you get the same outcome? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 27, 2018
Where Did Earth's Water Come From?
2322
Young Earth was hot and dry. Where did the oceans come from? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 22, 2018
The Baby Universe (ft. Katie Mack)
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What did the Universe look like as a baby? How do we know? Join Daniel and Jorge as they talk with Katie Mack about the early universe, and what they all looked like as babies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 20, 2018
Can We Travel Faster Than Light?
2581
Why can't we travel faster than light? Can we ever reach the stars? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 15, 2018
Is Light a Particle or a Wave?
2674
What is light made of? A particle, a wave, both, neither? Little puppies? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 13, 2018
Are there Aliens?
2328
Are we the only life in the Universe? What are scientists doing to find out? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 08, 2018
Is Anti-Matter a Real thing?
2450
Is anti-matter real or science fiction? Is it dangerous, or delicious? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 06, 2018
How will the Universe die?
2314
How long will the Universe last, and what are the possible fates? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 01, 2018
What is making the Universe explode?
2446
How we learned that something is tearing the Universe apart, and what it might mean. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 30, 2018
Will an Asteroid Kill You?
2671
Could humans go the way of the dinosaurs: extinction by space rock? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 25, 2018
What's Inside a Black Hole?
1992
What is a black hole, and what would it be like to fall into one? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 23, 2018
How Big is the Universe?
1839
Does the Universe go on forever, or have an end? What shape is it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 18, 2018
What is Dark Matter?
1941
How dark matter was discovered, and what it might be Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 16, 2018
What is everything made of?
2379
What's the smallest piece of matter? Is there one?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 11, 2018
What are Gravitational Waves?
2406
What does it mean for gravity to make waves? How do we see them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 09, 2018
When will the Sun explode?
1800
How long can we enjoy the sunshine before we need a new star? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 04, 2018
Is Time Travel Possible?
2180
Do any science fiction movies get time-travel right? Will it ever be possible? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 02, 2018
What came before the Big Bang?
2049
What could have caused the Big Bang, and what came before it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 27, 2018
Are we Living in a Simulation?
2443
How can we tell if what we see is real or simulated? Does it matter? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 25, 2018
Is the Higgs Boson useful?
2415
What is the Higgs Boson and why do we care? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 25, 2018
Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe: Trailer
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Daniel & Jorge discuss some of the simple but profound questions about existence, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 18, 2018