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Why This Universe?
102 minutes | 2 days ago
The State of The Universe #81 - Dr. Daniel Whiteson - The Standard Model and Its Many Quirks!
Today our feed is getting taken over by Brendan Drachler to bring you an episode of his show, The State of the Universe!Science moves at an impossibly fast pace. It will leave you wondering, what is the state of the universe? Wonder no more! Learn from researchers working at the cutting edge of scientific advancement about everything from the robot takeover to the big bang only on The State of The Universe podcast.Listen to the State of the Universe everywhere where podcasts are available. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-state-of-the-universe/id1429808898
25 minutes | 9 days ago
17 - Why Haven't We Met Aliens?
Are there other intelligent civilizations out there, or are we alone here on Earth? And what have we done to try to find them?
26 minutes | 23 days ago
16 - Where Is Life in the Universe?
What does it takes for a planet to support life? How different could extraterrestrial life be from what we see on Earth?
25 minutes | a month ago
15 - What are Grand Unified Theories?
These theories aim to explain all of the fundamental forces (except gravity) in one neat package. How does it work?
26 minutes | a month ago
14 - Why Does Time Move in One Direction?
What in the laws of physics differentiates between past and future? Is there a physical reason that time always moves forward?
30 minutes | 2 months ago
13 - Does Quantum Mechanics Imply a Multiverse?
Today we explore different interpretations of quantum mechanics, from Copenhagen to the many-worlds hypothesis, in an attempt to uncover what quantum reality really is.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
12 - Please Stop Emailing Dan About MOND
Some physicists have considered the possibility that dark matter might not exist - and that instead, it's our theories of gravity which are wrong. Today we take a deep dive into these theories of modified gravity.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
11 - Discovery Alert! Let's Talk About Gravitational Waves
You may have heard of the new gravitational wave discovery of September 2020. Here's everything you need to know to understand what this detection means for physics!
28 minutes | 2 months ago
10 - What is Dark Energy?
Get introduced to one of the most mysterious characters in physics.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
9 - Is Space Expanding?
Here's how a heated debate about whether our Milky Way galaxy is the entire universe led to the discovery of expanding space.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
8 - Is Space Flat or Curved?
Learn how the geometry of space defies our intuition, and why it gave Einstein so much anxiety.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
7 - Could Black Holes Be the Dark Matter?
Dark matter has eluded physicists for years - all we know is that it's some kind of matter that doesn't interact with light. Does that sound like a black hole to you?
29 minutes | 3 months ago
6 - Your Tour Through Quantum Weirdness
Entanglement, wave-particle duality, and uncertainty - here's a breakdown of the weirdest and wildest things about quantum mechanics.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
5 - How Dan Lost a Bet With Dark Matter
We revisit some of Dan's early predictions about dark matter, and talk about the biggest dark matter ideas and experiments of the last decade.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
4 - Where Did the Antimatter Go?
Every time a particle of matter is made, a particle of antimatter is also made. So it seems like all matter ever created should have annihilated with antimatter, leaving behind an empty universe. But then... why is our universe filled with matter?
16 minutes | 4 months ago
3 - What in the World Is Antimatter?
Learn how special relativity and quantum mechanics come together to make an odd prediction about matter.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
2 - What's It Like to Discover Quantum Mechanics?
Quantum mechanics revolutionized our understanding of the universe. But have you ever wondered how it was first discovered? What's it like to live through such a dramatic scientific moment?
21 minutes | 4 months ago
1 - Why Are We So Sure About Dark Matter?
Dark matter sounds as mysterious as it is - an invisible form of matter that permeates our universe that physicists have not yet been able to detect! And yet, most physicists are extremely confident that it exists. Learn why!
5 minutes | 4 months ago
0 - Welcome to Why This Universe!
Learn more about the co-hosts, what this podcast is all about, and why we are making it!
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