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Ep. 46 - Cosmic Strings & The Early Universe ft. Bryce Cyr Abstract: The Future of Science

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Our guest this week, Bryce Cyr, is completing his PhD in Cosmology at McGill University. He's studying the theoretical structures known as cosmic strings (unrelated to string theory, but we discuss that too). They might shed light on the nature of the early universe and the origin of dark matter!

Questions Answered
How did the universe begin? Where did it come from and where is it going How far back can we look?
What's the big idea with the cosmic microwave background?
Why is gravity problematic?
What's the goal of string theory? What about cosmic strings, are they the key unification?
What's the big hold up on the grand unified theory of physics?
and many, many, many more!

Topics & Concepts
The Early Universe
Cosmic Strings
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR)
High Energy Physics
A Unified Theory
The Fundamental Forces
String Theory
Particle Acceleration & The LHC
The Ideal Gas Law (PV = nRT)
Universal Expansion
Ancient Light: Distortions
Neutrinos
Gravitational Waves
LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration
Black Holes & Accretion
Good Theories, Bad Theories
Beauty & Loneliness
Dark Matter, Dark Energy

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Our guest this week, Bryce Cyr, is completing his PhD in Cosmology at McGill University. He's studying the theoretical structures known as cosmic strings (unrelated to string theory, but we discuss that too). They might shed light on the nature of the early universe and the origin of dark matter!

Questions Answered
How did the universe begin? Where did it come from and where is it going How far back can we look?
What's the big idea with the cosmic microwave background?
Why is gravity problematic?
What's the goal of string theory? What about cosmic strings, are they the key unification?
What's the big hold up on the grand unified theory of physics?
and many, many, many more!

Topics & Concepts
The Early Universe
Cosmic Strings
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR)
High Energy Physics
A Unified Theory
The Fundamental Forces
String Theory
Particle Acceleration & The LHC
The Ideal Gas Law (PV = nRT)
Universal Expansion
Ancient Light: Distortions
Neutrinos
Gravitational Waves
LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration
Black Holes & Accretion
Good Theories, Bad Theories
Beauty & Loneliness
Dark Matter, Dark Energy

My New Audio Course on Listenable: The Secret Life of Words
https://listenable.io/web/courses/402/the-secret-life-of-words/

30% off Listenable Membership (Referral Code: jeremyullman)
https://frstre.com/go/?a=76205-87a7d9&s=1670905-f8024a&p_affiliate.referral_code=jeremyullman

Does free will exist? Maybe. Regardless, please share your cherished feedback with me at abstractcast@gmail.com!

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