The Titanium Physicists Podcast

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?

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. 

Direct download: Ep_77_Disruptive_Feedback.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

Announcing the return of the A Team!
Jocelyn Read! David Tsang!
joining us today the comedian Charlie Demers!

Episode 76!
This episode is gold.
specifically, it's about neutrons stars MASHING TOGETHER in the depths of space!

Direct download: Ep_76_All_That_Glitters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PST

Like how the same basic stuff can make many different types of star, and planet and cookie, this episode brings a lot of familiar things together in new ways!

Hanalore Gurling-Dunsmore! 
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!

Direct download: Ep_75_The_Undeniable_Outward_Push.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm PST

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 Thirty Twenty Ten podcast.

Direct download: Ep_74_Jingle_Bell_Sweaters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm PST

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

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 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

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