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#85 - Dr. Stephon Alexander - Black Holes, Supersymmetry, and all that Jazz
Episode 85 features theoretical physicist Dr. Stephon Alexander who specializes in cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity. We begin our conversation with an exploration of black holes, quantum mechanics, and string theory. After that, we discuss how physics suffers from a monoculture problem, how Stephon overcomes that by incorporating Jazz in his exploration of physics, and how others can overcome it too. We end the episode by discussing current DEI efforts and whether they are too performative.
#84 - Nate Stewart - America's Back (in Space), Baby!
Episode 84 features Nate Stewart. Nate is an Operations Planning Flight Controller at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The content of the episode does not represent the opinions of NASA or the United States government. It is solely the beliefs and opinions of Nate Stewart.
We discuss how America got back in the spaceflight game, the future of commercial spaceflight, how astronauts deal with COVID-19, and much more!
#83 - Dr. Ethan Siegel - ʻOumuamua, Aliens, and The Scientific Commandments
Episode 83 features astrophysicist Dr. Ethan Siegel. We discuss the interstellar interloper ʻOumuamua, why Ethan pushes back on the ʻOumuamua-Alien hypothesis, the scientific commandments to abide by, and much more!
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#82 - Dr. Brian Keating - The Everlasting Lessons from Galileo's Life
Episode 82 features astrophysicist Dr. Brian Keating. We discuss the mistakes that we are all susceptible to making when conducting science, how Galileo taught us of our own imperfections, whether there is a "scientific method," and much more!
#81 - Dr. Daniel Whiteson - The Standard Model and Its Many Quirks!
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Episode 81 features physicist Dr. Daniel Whiteson. We discuss the Standard Model of particle physics and all of the things it cannot explain. We also discuss the many things it does account for, like the Higgs Boson!
Why This Universe? - Please Stop Emailing Dan About MOND!
This episode is part of the science podcast takeover extravaganza! Today only, The State of The Universe feed will be taken over by Dan Hooper and Shalma Wegsman, the hosts of Why This Universe?
Go check out their show on Apple Podcasts or wherever podcasts are found! We will be taking over their feed today too, don't miss it!