The Titanium Physicists Podcast

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

*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 PDT

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 PDT

Episode 59: Strange Truth and Charming Beauty

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. 

Direct download: Ep_59_Strange_Truth_And_Charming_Beauty.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

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!

Direct download: Ep_58_Extraordinary_Evidence.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:41pm PDT

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