The Joy of Why

By Steven Strogatz and Quanta Magazine

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The mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews leading researchers about the great scientific and mathematical questions of our time.

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Will the James Webb Space Telescope Reveal Another Earth?
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The space telescope is one of the most ambitious scientific projects ever undertaken. Marcia Rieke and Nikole Lewis, two of the scientists leading JWST investigations, talk to Steven Strogatz about how it may transform our understanding of the universe.

The post Will the James Webb Space Telescope Reveal Another Earth? first appeared on Quanta Magazine

May 18, 2022
Where Do Space, Time and Gravity Come From?
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Einstein’s description of curved space-time doesn’t easily mesh with a universe made up of quantum wavefunctions. Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll discusses the quest for quantum gravity with host Steven Strogatz.

The post Where Do Space, Time and Gravity Come From? first appeared on Quanta Magazine

May 04, 2022
Why Is Inflammation a Dangerous Necessity?
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The immune system protects us from a full spectrum of pathogens, but without balance, it can end up hurting us over time, too. The immunologist Shruti Naik explains how our defenses can turn on us.

The post Why Is Inflammation a Dangerous Necessity? first appeared on Quanta Magazine

Apr 20, 2022
Untangling Why Knots Are Important
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Steven Strogatz explores the mysteries of knots with the mathematicians Colin Adams and Lisa Piccirillo.

The post Untangling Why Knots Are Important first appeared on Quanta Magazine

Apr 06, 2022
Why Do We Die Without Sleep?
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The reasons why sleep is so vital often hide in unexpected parts of the body, as host Steven Strogatz discovers in conversations with researchers Dragana Rogulja and Alex Keene.

The post Why Do We Die Without Sleep? first appeared on Quanta Magazine

Mar 23, 2022
Trailer: The Joy of Why
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The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains how the conversations with experts in his new Quanta Magazine podcast address his lifelong fascination with timeless mysteries.

The post Deep Curiosity Inspires The Joy of Why Podcast first appeared on Quanta Magazine

Mar 17, 2022