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A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. For show notes go to: https://briankeating.com/podcast.php

Into the Impossible With Brian Keating Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination

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A podcast about how we imagine, and how what we imagine shapes what we do. Each conversation brings together visionaries from the worlds of arts, sciences, humanities, and technology discussing the nature of imagination and how we collaborate to create the future. Hosted by Dr Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. For show notes go to: https://briankeating.com/podcast.php

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going.

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going.

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    00:00 Introduction

    00:05:00 Neil, Galileo Galilei and vino!

    00:09:00 What about wine fascinates you?

    00:26:29 How do you handle your fame?

    00:33:58 What has been the impact of sports (wrestling) on your life?

    00:38:44 The superhero Niel Wanted to be!

    00:40:20 Influences on your life and some secrets to success. The role of confidence.

    00:42:55 Issues of race

    00:53:11 Advice on interviewing.


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    Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity...REVEALED! Part 1

    Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity...REVEALED! Part 1

    Eric Weinstein, host of the Portal Podcast, reveals Geometric Unity, his provocative new Theory of Everything. First discussed in 2013, later explored on the Joe Rogan Experience and Lex Fridman’s podcast, I am delighted Eric revealed the published version FIRST on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast.
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    Part 2 Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity...REVEALED!

    Part 2 Eric Weinstein: Geometric Unity...REVEALED!

    Weinstein, host of the Portal Podcast, reveals Geometric Unity, his provocative new Theory of Everything. First discussed in 2013, later explored on the Joe Rogan Experience and Lex Fridman’s podcast, I am delighted Eric revealed the published version FIRST on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast.
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    Watch Weinstein’s April Fool’s 2020 episode of The Portal, where he explains aspects of his theory of Geometric Unity: https://youtu.be/Z7rd04KzLcg


    Watch Eric Weinstein’s latest interview on The Joe Rogan Experience: Harvard suppressed me: https://youtu.be/l1jTUhwWJYA and the Wuhan theory here https://youtu.be/6hrd9Z4gUL4

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    John Mather: Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.

    John Mather: Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.

    John Mather, is a driving force in space astronomy and cosmology. In 1989 he helped discover that the cosmic background radiation's spectrum corresponds to black-body radiation - radiation emitted by a dark, glowing body. The result provided evidence that the background radiation is a remnant from the creation of the universe in the Big Bang.
    John is the author of The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe. It tells the story of the NASA-led team of scientists from the COBE project that changed the way we view the universe. They showed that the microwave radiation that fills the universe must have come from the Big Bang itself—effectively proving this theory beyond any doubt. It was one of the greatest scientific findings of our generation, perhaps of all time. In this no-holds-barred account, COBE's originator and Project Scientist, John Mather, and science writer John Boslough provide the intimate and startling details of how big science is done today. They tell of the discovery of the cosmic background radiation and of the fifteen-year struggle to design, build and launch the COBE satellite, including the unwelcome controversy when one team member breached the project's publication policy and stepped into the limelight alone. The Very First Light presents a rarely seen inside account of the world of big science, where cooperation and competition battle for supremacy. At the height of the project, more than 1,500 scientists, engineers, designers, and support staff worked on the spacecraft. The project was especially difficult because two of the three instruments were cooled to within a few degrees of absolute zero.When the Challenger exploded in 1986, the shuttle program was grounded indefinately, leaving the COBE with no route to space. The last available Delta rocket was approved for the mission, but now the team had to slash the spacecraft's five-ton weight in half. The story of this feat provides a remarkable behind-the-scenes look into the high-stakes, frenetic world of a big science project and NASA itself. The Very First Light is a portrait of science no serious reader will want to miss.
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    Phil Plait, Bad Astronomer, on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast

    Phil Plait, Bad Astronomer, on The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast

    Philip Plait, also known as The Bad Astronomer, is an American astronomer, skeptic, writer and popular science blogger. Plait has worked as part of the Hubble Space Telescope team, images and spectra of astronomical objects, as well as engaging in public outreach advocacy for NASA missions. He has written two books, Bad Astronomy and Death from the Skies. He has also appeared in several science documentaries, including How the Universe Works on the Discovery Channel. From August 2008 through 2009, he served as president of the James Randi Educational Foundation.[2][3] Additionally, he wrote and hosted episodes of Crash Course Astronomy which aired its last episode in 2016.
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    What did the Event Horizon Telescope Discover? Chat with Heino Falcke: black holes, polarization EHT

    What did the Event Horizon Telescope Discover? Chat with Heino Falcke: black holes, polarization EHT

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just made a MAJOR Discovery about Black Holes. Chat with Heino Falcke, author of LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, about what it all means. Light is an oscillating electromagnetic wave. If the waves have a preferred direction of oscillation, they are polarized. In space, moving hot gas, or ‘plasma’, threaded by a magnetic field emits polarized light. The polarized light rays that manage to escape the pull of the black hole travel to a distant camera. The intensity of those light rays and their direction is what we observe with the Event Horizon Telescope.
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    Magnetic fields around black holes can launch powerful plasma jets with almost speed of light. They force electrons to gyrate and emit radio waves. This forces the light to oscillate perpendicular to the field lines.

    On 24 March 2021 the EHT collaboration revealed a breakthrough discovery: the Event Horizon Telescope has imaged polarized light close to the shadow of M87* for the very first time. Using this knowledge, we can map out the magnetic fields that surround the black hole, and connect them to the powerful jet of plasma it ejects.

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is an international collaboration that captured the first image of a black hole by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope. To learn more, you can check out our website at https://eventhorizontelescope.org/​.

    https://www.ru.nl/english/news-agenda/news/vm/imapp/2021/astronomers-image-magnetic-fields-edge-m87-black/?reload=true


    00:00 Introduction

    05:00 What is the EHT?

    10:00 What is polarization?

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