The Titanium Physicists Podcast (general)

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!!

Direct download: Ep_69_Super_Hyper_Fire_Hose_Bucket_Challenge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am PDT

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 PDT

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

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

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.

Direct download: Ep_56_What_In_Tangles_Meant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

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...)"

Direct download: qb6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

Geoffrey Lovelace and I talk about Interstellar. 

mostly we geek out over the relativity.

we ran out of time before we could make this podcast 3 hours long. 

it was definitely a possibility.

Direct download: QB5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

email your questions to tiphyter@titaniumphysics.com

the question today: "Howdy,

 The Higgs boson turned out to be a massive particle from what I

understand.  It is also supposed to be a field through which

everything moves.  So, there must be a lot of them, I reason.  So,

could this be the missing mass of the universe?  Maybe there is some

obvious reason that it is not, but I have not heard the idea mentioned

and it seems obvious to me."

Direct download: QB4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT

This is the Third episode of "Question Barn"

send your questions to TIPHYTER@TITANIUMPHYSICS.COM

This one has Mike Zemcov

Direct download: QuestionBarn3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT