Episode 84: Super Stars Look Like Zebras from The Titanium Physicists Podcast
From The Titanium Physicists Podcast - 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).
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 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 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).
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
This episode is gold.
specifically, it's about neutrons stars MASHING TOGETHER in the depths of space!
Episode 75: The Undeniable Outward Push 2017-11-12 23:59:15 OLD FRIENDS AND NEW VARIATIONS!
Dr. James Sylvester!
and our guest Zach Weinersmith!
(Zach and his wife Kelly just wrote an amazing book!)
we're going to talk about Supernovas (type 2). How a perfectly ordinary gigantic star can just one day decide to EXPLOOODDE.
today's episode is amazing. It brings together a lot of things we have talked about in other episodes!
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 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!
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.
Guy's Favorites: What Is Original? As we transition to our new host Manoush Zomorodi, Guy Raz looks back on some of his favorite episodes from his seven years hosting the TED Radio Hour. This episode originally aired on June 27, 2014. When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.
#548 Land and Ocean Conservation 101 This week we're talking about land and ocean conservation: what it means to protect our land and oceans, the complexities of competing interests and international boundries, and how well Canada is doing at conserving its most important wild areas. Helping us wrap our heads around it are National Parks Program Director Alison Ronson and National Oceans Program Director Candace Newman from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). This episode is hosted by Rachelle Saunders. Related links and resources: 2019 Parks and Protected Areas Report 2019 Oceans Report 2019 Climate Change Report 2019 Successes Blog Aichi Biodiversity Targets IPBES Global...
Body Count Right now, at this very moment, all across the planet, there are 7.6 billion human beings eating, breathing, sleeping, brushing their teeth, walking their dogs, drinking coffee, walking down the street or running onto the subway or hopping in their car, maybe reading a summary of a podcast they're about to hit play on ... and the number is only going up. Everyday 386,000 babies are born (16,000 an hour). We're adding a billion new people every 12 years.
So here's a question you've probably never thought about: Are there more people alive right now than have ever lived on the planet in history? Do the living outnumber the dead? Robert got obsessed with this odd question, and in this episode we bring you the answer. Or, well, answers.
This episode was reported by Robert Krulwich and produced by Annie McEwen and Pat Walters, with help from Neel Danesha. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris. Music and mixing by Jeremy Bloom. Special thanks to Jeffrey Dobereiner.
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