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Astrobites for your ears. Three grad students bring you cutting-edge research findings in astronomy and connect the dots between diverse subfields.

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Astrobites for your ears. Three grad students bring you cutting-edge research findings in astronomy and connect the dots between diverse subfields.

    Episode 19: Little Green Men, or Big Glowing Trees?

    Episode 19: Little Green Men, or Big Glowing Trees?

    Is there extraterrestrial life? Are they on giant glowing planets? Do they listen to Bach? We explore three papers in the field of astrobiology that take concrete, experimental steps toward an answer. "Everything not forbidden is compulsory,” so we speculate wildly about first contact.  astrobites.org/2020/03/12astrobites.org/2019/08/27astrobites.org/2020/04/06 Space sound: youtube.com/watch?v=qTpCD2Xvh_s Cinder lake crater fields: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=FVkBaaOBejc&feature=emb_title

    • 39 min
    Episode 18: Hazy High-z

    Episode 18: Hazy High-z

    We venture far beyond the local universe, outside our subfields, and back in time to look at galaxies when they just formed for the first time. In doing so, we learn Malena’s beagle was a good boy, Alex has a soft spot for dropouts, and Will’s doppelganger is a more prolific publisher. Astrobites:astrobites.org/2020/05/16astrobites.org/2020/05/02astrobites.org/2020/02/05 Space Sound: Prof. Alicia Margarita Soderberg scholar.harvard.edu/asoderberg/supernova-sonification

    • 41 min
    Episode 17: Beyond A[S]B -- Success and Publishing in Astronomy

    Episode 17: Beyond A[S]B -- Success and Publishing in Astronomy

    What does it mean to be a successful astronomer? In our second Beyond episode, we delve into the notion of personal and professional success in the field, and revisit the constant expectation to "publish or perish". Astrobites:astrobites.org/2017/10/27astrobites.org/2016/12/16astrobites.org/2018/08/17astrobites.org/2020/06/19 Other links:https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/04/21/early-journal-submission-data-suggest-covid-19-tanking-womens-research-productivityhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/upshot/pandemic-chores-homeschooling-gender.html Space Sound: https://youtu.be/yT50Q_Zbf3s

    • 46 min
    Episode 16: The Elementals

    Episode 16: The Elementals

    Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago, we thought these substances were the building blocks for everything except Space. Today we know better. In this episode, we scour the furthest reaches of the Cosmos for the Elementals. Will goes with the flow, Malena keeps us grounded, and NASA Intern Ashley Walker and Alex take us over the (Titan) rainbow. Ashley Walker: @That_Astro_Chichttps://astrobites.org/2018/07/18https://astrobites.org/2017/06/01/ Space Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7PX51IeMbU #BlackInAstro

    • 44 min
    Episode 15: Minor Planets, Major Problems

    Episode 15: Minor Planets, Major Problems

    Little rocks rock! We learn from Will and PhD student Tim Holt that home is where the collision is, from Alex that Pluto is cold-hearted, and from Malena that rocks that orbit together, stay together. astrobites.org/2020/05/13astrobites.org/2020/02/14astrobites.org/2019/07/01 Euler Diagram: wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_planet Space Sound: ESA We begin with a statement of solidarity with the Black community. We are working with Astrobites to better elevate Black voices in STEM. #blackinastro #blm

    • 42 min
    Episode 14: Baby Photos

    Episode 14: Baby Photos

    This Memorial Day weekend, we're dusting off the baby photos! We discuss how these snapshots of planets, galaxy clusters, and even the Universe itself can help us to understand where we came from and how the Universe evolved. Astrobites:astrobites.org/2019/07/26astrobites.org/2018/10/30astrobites.org/2016/11/28 Space Sound: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=160&v=IzeJq3CbiZM&feature=emb_titleCMB Sound: youtube.com/watch?v=2WuIWyxZ1D4Music: Joel OngLogo: Joanna Ramasawmy ** After recording, we found another paper demonstrating that brown dwarf disks may, indeed, be common! https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.06448

    • 44 min

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Nyncca ,

Geeky and wonderful

Easily digestible bits of knowledge around various astrophysical and cosmological topics. Fun to listen to and perfect length. I also really enjoy the hosts—a group of enthusiastic grad students who bring a lot of (sometimes eye-rolling) humor to their topics. Keep up the great work!

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