The Titanium Physicists Podcast

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! 

Direct download: Ep_68_The_Shadows_Of_Creation.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 8:49pm PST

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.

Direct download: Ep_67_A_Phonon_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am PST

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!!!

Direct download: Ep_66_Life_On_Mars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm PST

Episode 65: New Ways of Looking

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!

Direct download: Ep_65_New_Ways_Of_Looking.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 6:07pm PST

Episode 64: E and N (The edges of Einstein)

Maya Inamura Joins Me, Katie Mack and Leo Stein and we talk about
TEST OF GENERAL RELATIVITY

Direct download: Ep_64_E_and_N_The_Edges_Of_Einstein.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 8:03pm PST

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.

Direct download: Ep_63_Worldbuilding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am PST

Hi!
LIGO just announced detecting.
1. gravitational waves
2. colliding black holes 1.3 billion years away.

this is just me talking about my feelings about it. 

Direct download: Ben_Talks_About_Ligo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PST

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!

Direct download: Ep_62_Black_Bells.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 9:34pm PST

*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 show
so that Darren Peets and Abby Shockley and I can do our best to explain how

VORTICES enable MAGNETIC PINNING in TYPE 2 SUPERCONDUCTORS. 

 

rad.

Direct download: Ep_61_Levitating_Trains.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:38pm PST

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!

Direct download: Ep_60_Meters_Of_Interference.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 12:58am PST

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