A podcast looking at the wonderful world of physics through the lenses of history and philosophy!
Bonus 4: Stein a Little Light
This bonus episode is about the photoelectric effect and features a couple revolutionary and Nobel prize winning concepts - the quantization of energy and of light. From the ultraviolet catastrophe to the revolutionary beginnings of modern physics. Grab a "quantum" coffee and give this episode a listen! (Also, Happy New Year!!)
012: Where Are We, Anyhow?
In this episode, I take a bit of a broader look at ancient Greece in the 7th - 4th centuries BCE (Archaic and Classical Greece) and discuss some of the reasons why natural philosophy arose here at this time.
011: Mix and Mingle Like Nothing is Single
This episode is about Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, the final Presocratic I'm planning on covering! He thought there was a little bit of everything in everything and that mind set the universe in motion. He also did some observational science and is credited as the first to correctly explain the cause of eclipses.
010: It's Elementary
This episode is about Empedocles, who tried to solve the Parmenidean problem in a different way than his near contemporaries - the atomists. Empedocles launched the ancient Greek theory of the four classical elements (earth, air, fire, and water).
009: The Original Atomic Age
Welcome to Season 2! This episode is on the original atomists, Leucippus and Democritus, and their original atomic theory from way back in the 5th century BCE. I discuss the nature of the void and ancient atoms, how they relate to the matter we can also sense, and how this theory relates to some of the work discussed earlier in the podcast (especially the work of Parmenides).
Announcement - Season 2
Hello again! It's been a while (sorry!), but I am finally back to producing podcast episodes and will start releasing them in a couple of weeks. This short announcement will have a bit more information about the (seasonal) release schedule for Season 2 and my exciting news about school next year :D