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From the minds of the world's greatest scientific experts comes the truth hidden within the pages of science fiction.

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From the minds of the world's greatest scientific experts comes the truth hidden within the pages of science fiction.

    S02E05 - Time Travel with Dr Paul. M Sutter

    S02E05 - Time Travel with Dr Paul. M Sutter

    This Week on Widdershins Podcast I chat about time travel with the hilarious host of YouTube's 'Ask A Spaceman' with over 30,000 subscribers. Dr. Sutter is an astrophysicist and is known for his commentary on time travel. In fact, it was Dr. Sutter's episode on time travel here that convinced me that he absolutely must share his ideas on Widdershins Podcast.  Further Reading and Resources:This episode is based on The Time Machine and can be purchased here. The article we talk about in the episode from Space.com can be found here and Dr Sutters YouTube channel 'Ask a Spaceman' can be found here. See more from Dr Paul M. Sutter: www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutterwww.twitter.com/PaulMattSutterwww.instagram.com/PaulMattSutter  Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: connect@widdershinspodcast.com Widdershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant 

    • 30 min
    S02E04 - Parallel universes and Multiverses with Professor Yasunori Nomura

    S02E04 - Parallel universes and Multiverses with Professor Yasunori Nomura

    This week in season 2 episode 4 we launch into parallel universes and multiverses. My conversation with Professor Yasunori Nomura was deep and I did not expect the reality that we are simply waiting on the technology to allow the science to flourish. For us to view inside the 'bubble' of a parallel universe, we will need quantum computing to speed up...the race is on so we couldn't be waiting that long...could we?Further Reading and Resources:This episode is based on The Man Who Folded Himself and can be purchased here. See more from Professor Yasunori Nomura:https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/faculty/yasunori-nomura https://physics.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/yasunori-nomura https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasunori_Nomura https://www.facebook.com/yasunori.nomura.7  Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: connect@widdershinspodcast.com Widdershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant 

    • 27 min
    S02E02 - [Pt 2] Time travel and time loops with Dr Gaurav Khanna and Caroline Mallary

    S02E02 - [Pt 2] Time travel and time loops with Dr Gaurav Khanna and Caroline Mallary

    In part 2 of our two-part series we are joined this week by Caroline Mallary a PhD student at the University of Massachusettes and our past guest Dr Gaurav Khanna from Episode 1 on Hyperspace. This episode is more focussed on time travel where last week's episode we dove right into time loops. Caroline Mallary has discovered that her time machine, although in its simplest form, does not need exotic matter... matter once thought to be required if a time machine was ever to be built.Further Reading and Resources:Carolines Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6PGaygVwA&feature=youtu.beGaurav and Caroline's paper: Closed Timelike Curves and "Effective" Superluminal Travel with Naked Line Singularities  https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.09505Gaurav's article: Time Travel is Technically Possible—But We Need An Object With Infinite Mass. https://www.newsweek.com/time-travel-infinite-mass-einstein-hawking-relativity-time-loop-singularity-1257527 This episode was inspired by the book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -Douglas Adams See more from Dr. Gaurav Khanna at: http://gravity.phy.umassd.eduFollow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favorite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: connect@widdershinspodcast.coWiddershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford - The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant

    • 33 min
    S02E02 - [Pt 1] Time travel and time loops with Dr Gaurav Khanna and Caroline Mallary

    S02E02 - [Pt 1] Time travel and time loops with Dr Gaurav Khanna and Caroline Mallary

    In part 1 of our two part series we are joined this week by Caroline Mallary a PhD student at the University of Massachusettes and our past guest Dr Gaurav Khanna from Episode 1 on Hyperspace. The theory of time travel and time loops we discuss require two long spaceships parked in parallel. One moves forward really fast, while the other is parked. Caroline explains that a time loop forms between the two cars such that space and time folds on itself. Although almost impossible to create and imagine right now, the science is now here and we have just witnessed another breakthrough in space-time. Further Reading and Resources:Carolines Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6PGaygVwA&feature=youtu.beGaruav and Caroline's paper: Closed Timelike Curves and "Effective" Superluminal Travel with Naked Line Singularities  https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.09505Gaurav's article: Time Travel is Technically Possible—But We Need An Object With Infinite Mass. https://www.newsweek.com/time-travel-infinite-mass-einstein-hawking-relativity-time-loop-singularity-1257527 This episode was inspired by the book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -Douglas Adams See more from Dr Gaurav Khanna at: http://gravity.phy.umassd.eduFollow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: connect@widdershinspodcast.coWiddershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford - The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant

    • 17 min
    S02E01 - Portals with Dr Leah Broussard

    S02E01 - Portals with Dr Leah Broussard

    This week in season 2 episode 1 we launch into the Time Travel season with an episode on portals. I first learned of Dr Broussard when I came across an NBC article stating that Dr Broussard from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe. My conversation with Leah did get a little science-y and that is what I love most about my interviews, they introduce me to concepts and ideas that have been itching at me for years. Could there be a parallel universe?  I think yes, but can we prove it? well with the fire in the belly of Dr Leah Broussard. I think yes. Further Reading and Resources:This episode is based on the books in the Narnia series and can be purchased here. See more from Dr Leah Broussard at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahjbroussard  Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member-only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: connect@widdershinspodcast.com Widdershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant 

    • 28 min
    S01E05 - Space Stations with Dr Brad Tucker

    S01E05 - Space Stations with Dr Brad Tucker

    This week on our episode I discuss Space Stations with Dr Brad Tucker https://www.facebook.com/DrBradTucker an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, at the Australian National University.Further Reading and Resources:This episode was inspired by the book: Downbelow Station - CJ Cherryh https://widdershinspodcast.com/season-one%3A-space-1See more from Dr Brad Tucker at:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrBradTuckerTwitter: http://twitter.com/btucker22Follow Widdershins and please Rate and Review us in your favourite Podcast app so others can easily find Widdershins!Visit our website: www.widdershinspodcast.com/ for member only access and merchandiseFacebook: www.facebook.com/WiddershinsPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiddershinsPInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/widdershins_podcast/Email us: connect@widdershinspodcast.comWiddershins proudly uses the services of Letitia Stafford – The Ultimate Podcasting Virtual Assistant

    • 29 min

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