The Titanium Physicists Podcast (physics)

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!

Direct download: Ep_73_An_Episode_With_Glass.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

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. 

Direct download: Ep_72_Moonquake.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:40pm PST

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!

Direct download: Ep_71_Nutriyes_or_NutriNo.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

Episode 70: Muon, science cat, muon

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!

Direct download: Ep_70_Muon_Science_Cat_Muon.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:14pm PST

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

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

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