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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.

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe iHeartPodcasts

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    • 4.7 • 290 Ratings

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.

    Listener Questions 37: quantum cats, heat death and dark multiverses!

    Listener Questions 37: quantum cats, heat death and dark multiverses!

    Daniel and Jorge answer questions about quantum mechanics, the end of the Universe, and the multiverse. 
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    • 49 min
    Would the Universe be different with a zero Higgs field?

    Would the Universe be different with a zero Higgs field?

    Daniel and Jorge explore how the Higgs field shapes our Universe and what it would be like to live without it.

     
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    • 53 min
    Could we spot an alien nuclear blast?

    Could we spot an alien nuclear blast?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about whether we have the technology to spot a nuclear war on other planets.

     
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    • 56 min
    Could some particles have tiny electric charges?

    Could some particles have tiny electric charges?

    Daniel and Jorge wonder about why particles have charge, and whether particles could exist with tiny electrical charge.
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    • 56 min
    How can we measure the curvature of space?

    How can we measure the curvature of space?

    cosmology

    • 52 min
    How do space telescopes point themselves?

    How do space telescopes point themselves?

    Daniel and Jorge talk about how our great space eyeballs know where they are looking and how they turn.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

Plower0192837465 ,

Daniel’s Knowledge only

Only want to listen to Daniel share the knowledge not hear Katie go on and on about nothing.

ryanharms00 ,

Ads are too loud

And the listeners recording answering a pointless contextless question have nothing of value to say. It was semi interesting when Daniel talked to students on his campus, but these boomers and children ain’t it. I skip to after all that, then it’s a good show.

Ira the cool dude ,

Very very cool

Make a episode about gravity and how it’s controlles the universe even though it’s so weak

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