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Episode 74: Jingle Bell Sweaters

From The Titanium Physicists Podcast - Biophysicists Dr. Nicole Prent and Dr. Jacqueline Townsend are back. this time we're talking about Electron Spin Resonance, a technique that's like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, but different. our guest this time is Diana Goodman, Host of the 30-20-10 podcast.


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 74: Jingle Bell Sweaters
2017-08-24 12:56:22
Biophysicists Dr. Nicole Prent and Dr. Jacqueline Townsend are back. this time we're talking about Electron Spin Resonance, a technique that's like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, but different. our guest this time is Diana Goodman, Host of the 30-20-10 podcast.
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Episode 74: Jingle Bell Sweaters
2017-08-24 12:56:22
Biophysicists Dr. Nicole Prent and Dr. Jacqueline Townsend are back. this time we're talking about Electron Spin Resonance, a technique that's like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, but different. our guest this time is Diana Goodman, Host of the 30-20-10 podcast.


Episode 73: An Episode with Glass
2017-07-10 15:30:18
A touch of Glass! Dr. Jane Cook and Dr. Jessica Rimsza are here to talk with Bobak Ferdowsi about glass. We talk about what glass is, and how it forms, and what makes it glassy, and where to find it, and so many more things! FASCINATING!


Episode 72: Moonquake
2017-04-30 22:40:57
Dr. Briony Horgan and Dr. Meg Rosenburg are here to explain that the moon is actually shrinking. It's getting smaller. And we know that it is because we have been studying it. Today's guest is Eric Molinsky, host of the "Imaginary Worlds" podcast. 


Episode 71: Neutriyes or NeutriNO
2017-03-19 20:43:47
I'm gonna give it to you straight: we make beams of neutrinos. Neutrinos are particles that barely touch anything as they pass through everything.   Ken Clark and Tia Michelli are back and this episode is awesome.  neutrino beams: why would we make them? how do we make them?   our guest is the host of the FOO SHOW: Will Smith!


Episode 70: Muon, science cat, muon
2017-01-15 22:14:52
Muons are very small fundamental particles that are much heavier than they should be.  they fall apart pretty quickly, but they rain down on us. It's magical. Today's physicists are Ryan Martin, the particle physicist; and Diana Cowern, host of the "Physics Girl" youtube channel.   Our Guest this time is Sarah Gailey, the author!


Episode 69: Super Hyper Fire Hose Bucket Challenge
2016-12-12 00:10:11
Today our guest is a person I've wanted to meet for years: The founder of the Skepchick website, Rebecca Watson. Our physicists are Dr. Katie Mack and Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore. TODAY'S TOPIC: Supermassive Black Holes!!


Episode 68: The Shadows of Creation
2016-11-06 20:49:16
This episode is about the The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect, where photons from the big bang are used to backlight giant galaxy clusters! My Physicists this episode are Dr. Michael Zemcov, and Dr. Danica Marsden. Our guest this time is TED LEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO! THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND! 


Episode 67: A Phonon Call
2016-10-01 00:32:41
A phonon.. that's not a spelling mistake... is a quantum of vibration. it's a particle... that lives as a vibration in a crystal.  and it's bananas!!! Doctors Fiona Burnell and Darren Peets have joined me to try to explain this all to Megan and Anthony Leon.


Episode 66: Life On Mars
2016-07-20 13:40:23
There are astrophysicists who study life on mars.  specifically, the prospects of detecting life on mars.  Zach Weinersmith Joins Catherine Neish and Briony Horgan  and we talk about LIFE ON MARSSSSS!!!


Episode 65: New Ways of Looking
2016-05-22 18:07:41
How does a camera work? no, a digital camera, I mean.  yeah... yeah.. optics. I know all about lenses. how does the plate at the back.. the one the photons hit.. how does it turn photons into electronic signals that turn into digital information? we're talking: CCDs,CMOS cameras, MKIDs, and superconducting bolometers! Dr. Danica Marsden and Dr. Suresh Sivanandam are here, and our guest today is award winning author Elizabeth Bear!


Episode 64: E and N (The edges of Einstein)
2016-04-24 20:03:06
Maya Inamura Joins Me, Katie Mack and Leo Stein and we talk aboutTEST OF GENERAL RELATIVITY


Episode 63: Worldbuilding
2016-03-25 00:30:17
Patrick Mchale makes his triumphant return to the show! Astrophysicists Catherine Neish and Brian Jackson explain how planets form around stars, and why the planets we see around other stars are so weird.


NONEPISODE: ben's feeling
2016-02-11 09:31:08
Hi!LIGO just announced detecting.1. gravitational waves2. colliding black holes 1.3 billion years away.this is just me talking about my feelings about it. 


Episode 62: Black Bells
2016-01-31 21:34:51
Did you know that if something falls into a black hole it will "ring" like a bell, radiating gravitational waves at a very specific frequency. pretty fun! Brent Knopf and Matt Sheehy are back! Two new physicists: Leo Stein and Chiara Mingarelli!    fun times!


Episode 61: Levitating Trains
2016-01-17 22:38:52
*sorry about the audio quality**one guy was in china, and my mic broke and all sorts of bad stuff happened. :(*OH MAN!!!Erika Ensign, from all the dr. who podcasts, has come on our showso that Darren Peets and Abby Shockley and I can do our best to explain how VORTICES enable MAGNETIC PINNING in TYPE 2 SUPERCONDUCTORS.    rad.


Episode 60: Meters Of Interference
2015-12-16 00:58:26
Radio telescopes have really crummy resolution.but if we line them up and hook them together,  using a technique called "radio interferometry"  we can see the head of a screw 300 km away.   This episode, our guest is Ben Acker, one of the authors of "the thrilling adventure hour". amazing! Our Physicists are Rupinder Brar and Sabrina Stierwalt! exciting!


Episode 59: Strange Truth and Charming Beauty
2015-11-30 22:09:29
There is no force stronger. Gravity? get out.  Electrostatics? no. Love? incorrect. THE STRONG FORCE! Tia Miceli! Ken Clark! AND OUR SPECIAL GUEST RYAN NORTH!!!!   this is a really fun episode where we talk about how protons are made of quarks stuck together with gluons. so much fun. 


Episode 58: Extraordinary Evidence
2015-10-24 22:41:39
The Big bang. How do we know it happened? How do we know what happened?Dr. Michael Zemcov and Dr. Katie Mack and I talk to the clever hosts of Encyclopedia Brunch. It's Tim Dobbs and Kathryn Cogert! WHAT FUN!


Episode 57: Two Photons Walk Into An H Bar
2015-09-17 22:36:26
BIOPHYSICS! Nicole Prent! Jacqueline Townsend! Broadway actor Brian Cross joins us to talk about how biophysicists use frequency doubling of photons To LOOK INSIDE CELLS! well, it's really cool I can't wait for you to hear it!


Episode 56: What "In Tangles" Meant
2015-06-07 12:43:04
Oh boy it's been a while since we got an episode scheduled, recorded, edited and out the door. but the wait has been worth it because THIS EPISDE IS AMAZING! Dan Harmon (From Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Show, Monster House,  COMMUNITY!, Harmontown (the podcast), Harmontown (the documentary about the podcast), and Rick and Morty) joins us! Physicist Katherine Brown RETURNS! and Ken Clark is flying shotgun!TODAYS EPISODE TOPIC: QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT. this is a lovely episode and i am prouder than punch to present it to you.


Question Barn 8
2015-05-17 22:17:20
Ken Clark Joins me! we answer Ramiro's question, who asked "I have heard that bosons are the force carriers. So what force is the higgs boson "carrying" ?"  


Episode 55: Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser
2015-03-31 23:01:31
Appologies. the audio turned out way crunchier than i thought it would be while we recorded. I tried to fix it.  My "Doctor Evil" impression is way crappier than it sounded in my head. after all these years of thinking i had a good doctor evil impression.. turns out i suck. THIS EPISODE IS ABOUT LASERS! Dr. Abby Shockley and Dr. Tia Miceli join me in trying to explain lasers to a very Patient Aaron Fischer. this episode is super fun.    


Question Barn 7
2015-03-22 21:57:29
Me and Amanda Bauer Answer a question from dave! "First of all I really enjoy the podcast!  And for a while I've been wanting to send in this question and think it would be perfect for the new segment.  My question is:  What direction would one look to see the big bang? Now, I understand that we are in an ever expanding universe and technically the big bang is in all directions but I guess I'm having a hard time mentally grasping the concept. I've heard the balloon analogy but I just can't understand that if I was expanding on an inflating balloon I would still be able to look to the center of said balloon, right?!. Conversely, would it be possible to look away from the big bang and into the space our universe is expanding into?   I hope this hasn't already been covered but if it has would it be possible to go more in depth with an explanation of the expansion itself. Thanks for such an awesome podcast!      Dave"


Episode 54: The Way the Dog Ran Away
2015-02-11 23:03:28
Erin McGathy (from the "This Feels Terrible" and "Harmontown" podcasts and the USB theater in LA) joins us! Dr. Rupinder Brar and  Dr. Amanda Bauer have both returned after WAY TOO LONG!   We talk about the milky way! dust and pancakes. dusty pancakes. that'd be a great name! Oh man what a great show! this episode is GREAT! Listen past the end music for some addition great conversing. wooooooooooooooooo


Question Barn 6
2015-02-01 10:03:55
Dr. Katie Mack and I talk about big bang stuff.    the question is from bob: "Hello again Ben. I've found and listened to the QB episodes. Thanks for the help with locating them. Since you seem to have ready access to a cosmologist, I'd like to offer for QB a trio of related cosmological questions that have bugged me for some time. 1. How do we know that all the matter in the universe came from the big bang? 2. How do we know that the big bang did not expand into an existing precursor universe? (It seems plausible to me that this may be the case but we have no way to know because the hyperinflation immediately after the big bang and accelerating expansion due to dark energy will permanently keep us outside of the light cone of any event in this hypothetical precursor universe. I'm not fond of unfalsifiable theories...)"


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