Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe
Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe
iHeartRadio
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.
Can a planet be bigger than its star?
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 20
44 min
Daniel answers Listener Questions about how to read science headlines, gravitational slingshots, lorentz symmetry and the speed of light!
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 18
51 min
Can we see planets in other galaxies?
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 13
53 min
Daniel answers Listener Questions about a donut Universe, mirrors and black holes!
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 11
53 min
Introducing Prodigy: The Versatile Von Neumann
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 9
36 min
Why can’t we see quantum effects in everyday objects?
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 6
49 min
Is space filled with infinite energy?
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 4
49 min
Daniel answers Listener Questions about energy conservation, inflation and space dust!
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 30, 2020
50 min
How was radiation discovered?
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 28, 2020
50 min
Are there centaurs in outer space?
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 23, 2020
47 min
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