Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
Live at AAAS- Quantum Computers
Dr. Sarah and Dr. Danica Marsden are here with me in Seattle, Washington for our live show at the AAAS! We talk about how quantum computers do their quantum computer thing.
Our guests are Old friends of the show: Matt Sheehy (from Lost Lander), and Brent Knopf (From Ramona Falls and El VY)
Decoherence Not Incoherence
Our Guest Today is Ted Leo, of "Ted Leo and the Pharmacists" Fame.
Our experts today are Dr. Danica Marsden and Dr. Stephanie Simmons.
Our topic is QUANTUM COHERENCE and DECOHERENCE: how a quantum superposition will not stay that way forever. The Environment will start asking it questions until our system loses coherence.
Super Stars Look Like Zebras
The topic of this Episode is O-type stars, the biggest, brightest stars in the universe! Astrophysicists Dr. Benjamin Brown and Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore break it all down for our guest Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics, and Squirrel Girl).
Episode 83: Feeling Feeble WIMPS and Axions
Today's guest is a marvel! It's the host of the Drabblecast: Norm Sherman!
Norm joins Dr. Ken Clark and Dr. Katelin Schutz, experts in dark matters.
today we talk about dark matter candidates: our best guesses for what is causing the crush we feel but cannot see.
Episode 82: Snowing Diamonds
Andray Domise joins Dr. Sabine Stanley from Johns Hopkins University and Erin Wenckstern from the Weather Network to learn about NEPTUNE!
Home to the fastest winds in the solar system, where it rains diamonds, and mysterious "superionic water," the ice giant slowly trudges around its orbit, the farthest planet from the sun!
Episode 81: LISA the Giant Tumbling Space Triangle
Humorist and Podcaster Benjamin Ahr Harrison (Greatest Generation, Friendly Fire) Join me and Dr. Joey Shapiro Key and Dr. Jocelyn Read to talk about THE NEXT GENERATION of gravitational wave detectors: LISA (the Giant Tumbling Space Triangle) and NANOGRAV our pulsar timing array system!
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Best hardcore science podcast
Incredible podcast listening it from beginning. Anybody interested in physics should listen to this.
Fav Podcast Ever
Great bedtime podcasts. Nothing like trying to parse the mysteries of neutron stars, black holes, and anti-quarks to make you forget about the day’s hassles, marvel at the universe, and help you go to sleep. Plus, I’ve learned a ton of physics!
GREAT physics podcast!!!!
I am an orthopaedic surgeon, and somewhere along the line I realized how ignorant I was about quantum mechanics and astrophysics, despite a very extensive science background. I ran across this podcast after going through the entire back catalogs of Sean Carol’s Mindscape podcast and Lex Fridman‘s Artificial Intelligence podcast. I was looking for a podcast heavy in the topics of astrophysics and quantum mechanics. This podcast did not disappoint!
Each episode is a very manageable 30 minutes or so, and what makes it so unique is that in addition to having two guest physicists, Dr. Ben also invites a guest with very little knowledge about physics. With that format, the listener is experiencing the podcast similar to how the guest is, in that some very difficult concepts are being explained so that even a lay person can understand them. What’s more, Dr. Ben instills a lot of his quirky humor into each episode. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast!