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Zak and Derek solve physics puzzles and explore topics that a curious physics observer would be interested in.

The Hyperfine Physics Podcast Derek Padilla and Zak Espley

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Zak and Derek solve physics puzzles and explore topics that a curious physics observer would be interested in.

    Planck, Einstein, and the Origins of Quantum Mechanics

    Planck, Einstein, and the Origins of Quantum Mechanics

    Zak and Derek discuss Max Planck’s work in the foundations of what would turn into quantum mechanics, and Albert Einstein’s role in its promulgation. How did Max Planck fix the blackbody radiation problem with the ultraviolet catastrophe, or is that actually what happened?







    References discussed:







    Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity by Thomas Kuhn (Amazon book)







    Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by Douglas Stone (Amazon book)







    Revisiting the Quantum Discontinuity (PDF)







    The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/







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    Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/







    Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Physics of Hurricanes

    The Physics of Hurricanes

    Zak and Derek discuss the physics of hurricanes, including the energy involved, and rotating reference frames, including Coriolis effects. Why do they rotate in different directions in the northern and southern hemispheres?







    The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/







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    Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Hadrons – Quark Systems

    Hadrons – Quark Systems

    Zak and Derek discuss the composite systems of quarks in baryons and mesons, as well as the eightfold way and multiplet organization of quark particles. This is a follow up to the Standard Model episode.







    Further reading:







    “Introduction to Elementary Particles” by David Griffiths







    Eightfold way (physics) on Wikipedia







    Murry Gell-Mann on Wikipedia







    List of baryons on Wikipedia







    The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/







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    Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Neutrinos

    Neutrinos

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Standard Model Part 1

    The Standard Model Part 1

    The first of a multi-part series on the Standard Model of particle physics. This is an overview of the particles that make up the standard model.







    Derek’s main reference book: The New Cosmic Onion







    Zak’s main reference book: The Theory of Almost Everything







    The Standard Model on Wikipedia







    The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/







    Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/







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    Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Domino Amplifier

    Domino Amplifier

    Zak and Derek discuss toppling larger and larger dominos in a chain reaction. How does the potential energy work? What are the limits of the setup?







    World Record Largest Toppling Dominos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODHofgWv2QM&feature=youtu.be&t=86







    The gravity-powered LED light: https://deciwatt.global/







    Our figures referenced in the episode:







































    The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/







    Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/







    Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/







    Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/







    Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks

    • 54 min

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