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Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe

A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.

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Black Hole Questions!

Daniel and Jorge answer listener questions about black holes Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-14
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What is a quantum eraser?

Daniel and Jorge step through the details of a mind-boggling version of the double slit experiment. Check out their new book: universefaq.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-12
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How many generations of stars will there be?

Daniel and Jorge break down the life cycle of stars and estimate how many more stars will be born in our Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-07
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Is time pixelated?

Daniel and Jorge talk about how finely sliced time can get. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-10-05
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What hidden symmetry is controlling the Universe?

Daniel and Jorge dive deep into quantum theory and explain gauge symmetry, the foundation of all modern physics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-30
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Do fission reactors occur naturally?

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether fission reactors are found in Nature Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-28
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Does the Universe need cause and effect?

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether things have to happen in a definite order, or not! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-23
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Does the weak force attract or repel?

Daniel and Jorge break down this question that stumped Daniel at his public office hours! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-21
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Is the Universe a hologram?

Could the 3D entire Universe be a projection from a 2D surface somewhere? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-16
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Listener Questions 17: hamsters, black holes and higgs fields!

Daniel and Jorge dip the french fries of knowledge into the mysterious condiments of the Universe and answer questions from listeners like you! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-14
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Can you be motionless in space?

Everything is moving and spinning -- is it possible to be totally still in the Universe? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-09
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Why don't we have electric airplanes?

Daniel and Katie talk about how to get a battery-powered plane into the sky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-07
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What will the Giant Magellan Telescope show us?

Daniel and Kelly talk about the exciting science that will be done by this new super telescope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-09-02
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What is a space hurricane?

Daniel and Jorge swirl their minds together into a stormy mix of puns and physics and tackle this spacey topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-31
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What's a proton made of?

Daniel and Jorge crack open the basic building block of matter and find.. anti-matter! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-26
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What if our particles were different?

Daniel and Jorge consider how the Universe would be different if our particles had different properties Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-24
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What is a light cone?

Daniel and Jorge explain how the speed of light limits how events play out in the Universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-19
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How many particles has the Large Hadron Collider discovered?

Daniel and Jorge reveal that the Large Hadron Collider has found much more than just the Higgs boson! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-17
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Why is the three-body problem so hard?

Daniel and Jorge talk about why something so simple is one of the oldest and hardest problems in physics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-12
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How many stars can a solar system have?

Daniel and Jorge talk about binary star systems, trinary star systems and totally bonkers star systems with even more stars! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-10
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Listener Questions 16: pictures from space, antimatter stars and Jupiter-eating aliens!

Daniel and Jorge answer questions from listeners like you! Have questions? Send them to [email protected] Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-05
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Can we use the galaxy as a gravitational wave detector?

Daniel explains how pulsars can be used as a galaxy-sized physics experiment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-08-03
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How does a plasma thruster work?

Will a plasma-based spaceship engine let humanity zoom between planets? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-29
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Can you outrun a flash of light?

Daniel and Jorge talk about whether its possible to outrun the fastest thing in the Universe Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-27
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How were pulsars discovered?

Daniel recounts the story of how pulsars were discovered and what they tell us about the death of stars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-22
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The SF Universe of Cadwell Turnbull's "The Lesson"

Daniel and Jorge talk about the connections between science and art and discuss the science and politics of Cadwell Turnbull's "The Lesson" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-20
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What's the cosmic gravitational background?

Daniel and Jorge explain how we might be able to listen to a new kind of gravitational hiss and what secrets it could reveal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-15
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What do the Navy UFO videos really mean?

Daniel talks to Mick West, expert UFO-video analyzer, to understand what we are seeing in the Navy UFO videos. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-13
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Is infinity real or just mathematical?

Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin search for examples of infinity in the Universe. Does it only exist in our minds? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-08
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How many moons does the Earth have?

Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith count the number of moons orbiting the Earth! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-06
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Listener Questions: photon information, simulated Universes and Daniel's fantasy science budget

Daniel answers questions from real listeners like you. Submit your questions to [email protected] Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-07-01
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The SF Universe of Essa Hansen's novel "Nophek Gloss"

Daniel and Jorge break down the science in the science fiction novel "Nophek Gloss" by debut author Essa Hansen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-29
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Is it possible to have a two-dimensional object?

Daniel and Jorge slice the Universe infinitely thin and talk about the theory and practice of 2D materials Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-24
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Are there stars made of dark matter?

Daniel and Jorge talk about what it takes to make a star and whether dark matter could pull it off Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-22
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Where are all the medium-sized black holes?

Daniel and Jorge search for the missing black holes that are not too small or too big, but right in the middle! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-17
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How was the cosmic microwave background discovered?

Daniel and Jorge go through the crazy story of missed opportunties, accidental observations that led to one of the greatest science discoveries of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-15
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How many Higgs bosons are there?

Daniel and Jorge explain why our Universe might have more than just one Higgs boson, and what they should be called. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-10
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Where did the Earth's atmosphere come from?

Daniel and Jorge explain where the air you breathe came from, and whether there's hope for deep breaths on exoplanets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-08
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What did we learn from the Arecibo Radio Telescope?

Daniel and Jorge tell the story of the construction, the scientific insights and the collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-03
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Why does measuring a quantum object change it?

Daniel chats with Adam Becker about the "measurement problem" in quantum mechanics: does the wavefunction collapse, and what causes it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-06-01
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Can there be life INSIDE a black hole?

Daniel and guest host Katie Goldin talk about astro-blackhole-biology and whether it's possible to have life evolve inside a black hole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-27
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Listener Questions: the expanding observable Universe, what it's like to be a photon and the age of the Universe

Daniel answers questions from listeners like you! Got questions? Come to Daniel's public office hours: https://sites.uci.edu/daniel/public-office-hours/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-25
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What is Frame Dragging?

Daniel and Jorge explain how space can get twisted up around spinning objects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-20
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Is space-based solar power realistic?

Daniel and guest host Kelly Weinersmith talk about getting solar power FROM SPACE! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-18
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Does Mars Have a Liquid Center?

Daniel and Jorge crack open the red planet and talk about whether it is totally solid, or whether it still has liquid flowing inside! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-13
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What's the most promising theory of EVERYTHING?

Daniel and Jorge talk about string theory, loop quantum gravity, M-theory, p-branes, geometric unity and ice cream! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-11
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What's the most powerful volcano in the Solar System?

Daniel and Jorge break down how volcanos work and blow up your idea of what makes a powerful volcano blow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-06
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Can the Universe exist without space?

Daniel and Jorge break down the Universe to its most basic level and ask if space is necessary Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-05-04
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The Science Fiction Universe of SB Divya

Daniel interviews SB Divya about her new novel "Machinehood" which explores whether machines can be self-aware. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-04-29
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Can brains spontaneously form in space?

Daniel and Jorge talk about the chance that you could be a brain floating in space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-04-27
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