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Science moves at an impossibly fast pace. It will leave you wondering, what is the state of the universe? Wonder no more! Learn from researchers working at the cutting edge of scientific advancement about everything from the robot takeover to the big bang only on The State of The Universe podcast.

The State of The Universe Brendan Drachler

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    • 4.4 • 153 Ratings

Science moves at an impossibly fast pace. It will leave you wondering, what is the state of the universe? Wonder no more! Learn from researchers working at the cutting edge of scientific advancement about everything from the robot takeover to the big bang only on The State of The Universe podcast.

    #86 - Dr. Dan Hooper - New Physics or Faulty Calculations? All About the Muon g-2 Experiment

    #86 - Dr. Dan Hooper - New Physics or Faulty Calculations? All About the Muon g-2 Experiment

    Rate the show 5 stars on Apple Pods! Seriously, do it now. 
    Episode 86 features particle physicist and cosmologist Dr. Dan Hooper. We discuss the recent Muon g-2 experiment results and what they tell us about the potential for new physics!
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    Dan is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. 
    Check out Dan's podcast Why This Universe? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-this-universe/id1523312400.
    Dan's newest book At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds is available now wherever books are sold. Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Time-Exploring-Mysteries-Essentials/dp/0691183562/.
    Follow Dan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanHooperAstro.
    His previous books Nature's Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force and Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe's Missing Mass and Energy can be found on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061558362/ and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061130338/, respectively.
    Thank you to Chris Kulp for allowing us to use his music in this episode. More of his music can be found at https://soundcloud.com/user-826384097.
    Subscribe to the show on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/TheStateoftheuniverse?sub_confirmation=1 
    Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #85 - Dr. Stephon Alexander - Black Holes, Supersymmetry, and all that Jazz

    #85 - Dr. Stephon Alexander - Black Holes, Supersymmetry, and all that Jazz

    Episode 85 features theoretical physicist Dr. Stephon Alexander. Stephon specializes in cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity (String Theory and Loop 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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts and whether they suffer from being too performative. 
    Get 20% off all CBD products from Premium Jane by going to https://premiumjane.com/universe or by using code name Universe at checkout. Thank you to Premium Jane for sponsoring the show!
    A post-podcast wrap up show will be available weekly on Patreon, join at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse. 
    Check out Stephon Alexander's website at https://www.stephonalexanderlab.com/. His first book, The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Physics-Between-Structure-Universe/dp/0465093574/ and his second book, Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics can be preordered at https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Black-Universe-Outsiders-Physics-ebook/dp/B08HHXK76L/.
    Thank you to Chris Kulp for allowing us to use his music in this episode. More of his music can be found at https://soundcloud.com/user-826384097.
    Subscribe to the show on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/TheStateoftheuniverse?sub_confirmation=1 
    Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #84 - Nate Stewart - America's Back (in Space), Baby!

    #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!
    Get 20% off all CBD products from Premium Jane by going to https://premiumjane.com/universe or by using code name Universe at checkout. Thank you to Premium Jane for sponsoring the show!
    Subscribe to the show on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/TheStateoftheuniverse?sub_confirmation=1 
    Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #83 - Dr. Ethan Siegel - ʻOumuamua, Aliens, and The Scientific Commandments

    #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!
    Use codename "Universe" to get 20% of all products at PremiumJane.com. 
    Check out the "Starts With a Bang" Universe at https://www.startswithabang.com/.
    Subscribe to the show on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/TheStateoftheuniverse?sub_confirmation=1 
    Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #82 - Dr. Brian Keating - The Everlasting Lessons of Galileo

    #82 - Dr. Brian Keating - The Everlasting Lessons of Galileo

    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! 
    Subscribe to Brian's podcast Into the Impossible on Apple Podcasts at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-impossible-with-brian-keating/id1169885840?mt=2 and on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1
    Join his mailing list at https://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php
    Subscribe to the show on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/TheStateoftheuniverse?sub_confirmation=1 
    Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #81 - Dr. Daniel Whiteson - The Standard Model and Its Many Quirks!

    #81 - Dr. Daniel Whiteson - The Standard Model and Its Many Quirks!

    Rate the show five stars wherever you are listening or dark matter will forever remain elusive! 
    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!
    Dr. Daniel Whiteson is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is also co-author of the book We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe which can purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/We-Have-No-Idea-Universe/dp/0735211515/. He is also the co-host of a podcast titled Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe which can be found on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daniel-and-jorge-explain-the-universe/id1436616330
    Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

    • 1 hr 41 min

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