The Scientific Odyssey
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An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor and the people who have participated in it.
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Episode 3.43.4-Supplemental-George Ellery Hale, Triumph and Breakdown
In our third and final installment of the life of George Ellery Hale, we look at the establishment of the Mt. Wilson Observatory and his other endeavors. We also examine the psychological pressures that drove him and eventually lead to his mental breakdown.
Rated 5 out of
I discovered this podcast about a month ago. I started listening at the first episode and am working my way through them in order. It is very well done and very well-researched. I love this sort of thing. It is reminiscent of Steven Weinberg's book "To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science" (2015), and of the BBC 3 part Documentary "The Key to the Cosmos - Atom" hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, which is available on YouTube.
My one complaint... the music at the beginning and end of each episode is too loud compared to the rest of the episode. I listen to these with earbuds, and I have to turn down the volume at the beginning and end of each episode so my eardrums aren't blasted away.
Other than that, great work Professor Davies! Keep it up!
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of
It’s hard to describe how much I love this podcast. It’s a brilliantly composed study of the evolution of physics, from both the historical, and conceptual perspectives. For those who love science I cant recommend it enough!
Date published: 2017-09-27