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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 iHeartRadio

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.7, 166 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.

    How did supermassive black holes get so big?

    How did supermassive black holes get so big?

    The gargantuan black holes at the centers of galaxies seem impossibly large. How did they grow so large in the short history of our Universe?
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    • 51 min
    The Marvelous Mystery of the Muon Magnetic Moment

    The Marvelous Mystery of the Muon Magnetic Moment

    Can physicists discover new particles by watching how muons wiggle in magnetic fields?
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    • 47 min
    Is dark matter hot?

    Is dark matter hot?

    Scientists don't know what dark matter is, but they know if it's hot (or not!)
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    • 46 min
    How was the Higgs boson discovered?

    How was the Higgs boson discovered?

    Hear the story of the multi-decade trans-Atlantic rivalry that led to the Higgs boson discovery.
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    • 55 min
    What are quasi-particles

    What are quasi-particles

    Daniel and Jorge talk about phonons, magnons, excitons, anyons and explainons.
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    • 46 min
    Can neutrinos explain why we have matter?

    Can neutrinos explain why we have matter?

    Daniel and Jorge explore how the new DUNE experiment could unravel secrets of neutrins... and the Universe!
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

UK_NCCE ,

Nobel prize ..

.. is available for educating with great humour & congeniality?

Good. Give it to these guys. *****

numskis ,

you should change the name if your podcast to explain bananas

hey guys, you have a good show going on here but in please please drop obsession about bananas guys, its just becoming a bit weird now. lately you are just getting too much to into bananas

crabsinckhole ,

Amazing

Since I started listening to this I have learned so much these guys are great and incredibly clear.

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