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The Titanium Physicists Podcast
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.

Episode 85: Decoherence Not Incoherence
2020-01-31 22:27:14
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. 
1 hour, 23 minutes, 22 seconds


Episode 84: Super Stars Look Like Zebras
2019-12-31 21:26:35
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). 
1 hour, 43 minutes, 6 seconds


Episode 83: Feeling Feeble WIMPS and Axions
2019-11-29 23:26:56
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. 
1 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds


Episode 82: Snowing Diamonds
2019-10-31 21:53:41
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!
1 hour, 32 minutes, 36 seconds


Episode 81: LISA the Giant Tumbling Space Triangle
2019-09-29 21:56:42
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! 
1 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds


Episode 80: Picturing the Bach Hole
2019-08-20 22:46:37
Adal Rifai from "Hello From the Magic Tavern" joins us to talk about the first PHOTOGRAPH of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope.  Our guide through this amazing story are Dr. Leo Stein and Dr. Katie Bouman.  We learn the basics of Black holes, and the interferometry performed by the Event Horizon Telescope, and then about the complicated image processing which needed to be done to interpret all of that amazing, messy data!
1 hour, 34 minutes, 35 seconds


Episode 79: MiniBooNE or Giant Curse
2019-03-10 17:33:43
Particle physicists Dr Erica Caden and Dr. Ken Clark are my physicists today.  Our guest today is Author, musician, composer and novelist Cecil Castellucci. Today we're talking about the MinniBooNE experiment and the possibility of Sterile Neutrinos. 
1 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds


Episode 78 The Heat Death of The Universe
2018-09-09 17:00:32
Dr. Katie Mack and Dr. Robert McNees team up to explain the heat death of the universe to Award Winning Author Ken Liu.  listen past the closing song for more fun.
1 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds


Episode 77: Disruptive Feedback
2018-02-18 21:05:26
A supermassive blackhole at the centre of a galaxy can cause the gas that falls into it to glow SO BRIGHT that it stops the creation of new stars. What? How? it's called a quasar. It's called an Active Galactic Nucleus. It's called a good time. Courtney Brooke Davis is here to ask the questions! Dr. Victoria Scowcroft and Dr. Carolin Villforth are here to give the answers!  and I'm here to talk about pudding. 
55 minutes, 44 seconds


Episode 76: All that Glitters
2017-12-17 22:59:21
NEUTRON STARS SMASH TOGETHER IN SPACE! Announcing the return of the A Team! Jocelyn Read! David Tsang! joining us today the comedian Charlie Demers! Episode 76! This episode is gold. specifically, it's about neutrons stars MASHING TOGETHER in the depths of space!
1 hour, 9 minutes




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