The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Episode 46: Burning Twice as Bright with Alasdair Stuart

Today is a super episode! it's got so much stuff in it it's CRAYCRAY.

Alasdair Stuart, from the Pseudopod podcast joins James Silvester and Vicky Scowcroft and me.

and we talk about STARS. what's inside them and how they work and how they change. 

Direct download: Ep_46_Burning_Twice_as_Bright.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 3:01pm PDT

The most amazing thing has come to pass: a telescope at the south pole called BICEP2 has detected decisive evidence demonstrating that the model of how the universe grew over the first second of existence is correct. It detected evidence of gravitational waves which were generated during inflation! I've put the best team together. Katie Mack! Mike Zemcov... and returning to the show, RYAN NORTH. it's a the best episode we have made.

Direct download: Ep_45_The_Thumbprint_Of_Creation.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

Chad Jones from the collapsed wavefunction podcast joins us today. My experts are Dr. Kiri Nichol and Dr. Ken Clark and we talk about how radiation can be used to cure cancer. Good work, everyone. We talk about Neutron Therapy, Radio Therapy, Brachytherapy. 

Direct download: Ep_43_Radiation_Oncology.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 9:22am PDT

Jocelyn Read! Katie Mack! Jesse Moynihan! A mighty ensemble to talk about the strangest thing in physics: Gravitational Singularities! Black Holes! Big Bangs! Event Horizons! ADVENTURE. 

Direct download: Ep_43_Approaching_Singularity.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 1:24am PDT

This episode we are talking about Quantum Cryptography! With the host of CANADALAND, Jesse Brown! Also announcing the completion of my ultimate quantum team: Miles Steininger and Dr. Katherine Brown!

Direct download: Ep_42_Quantum_Twins_Talk_in_Code.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT

There was a time when light would not shine in the universe.  There was a time when nothing was shining, and the universe was full of light-absorbing gas. But the first stars came, and pushed back the darkness and made the heavens clear. This is the story of the dark age of the universe.

Physicists Vicky Scowcroft and Mike Zemcov explain everything to THE TOLKEIN PROFESSOR Corey Olsen. 

Direct download: Ep_41_The_Light_Which_Pushes_Back_The_Darkness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Teachers take things from an unrefined state to a point where they are wonderous. Poets are apt at describing both of these. This episode of TiPhy aims to teach genius poet Taylor Mali about where the planets in our solar system came from. Taylor's time with us was a little short, and our conversation broached many topics. listen after the end music to hear some crazy conversations. My physicists are Catherine and Dave!

Direct download: Ep_40_Snowlines_and_No_Rhymes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am PDT

So. If someone comes up to you and tells you that there are planets out there made of ice and water, you'd go "yeah". and if they said "there are planets made of diamond", you'd probably shrug. what if I told you there were stars made of pasta? well there aren't. theyr'e made of protons and neutrons and electrons that are shaped like pasta! 

PASTA PHASES OF MATTER IN NEUTRON STARS!!!!

My guest is my old pal  sean martin. My experts are Jocelyn Read and Andrew Steiner. FUN!

Direct download: Ep_39_Pasta_Stars.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

So Tia and Ken and I talk with Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself! we talk about accelerators. how they work. what they get used for. whether aspiring supervillains sould invest in a particle accelerator or a giant laser. How Congress is in the pocket of big chud. (we have too much fun). um. listen past the end song to hear more conversation. 

Direct download: Ep_38_Trons.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

Q-Bits! 

we're talking about quantum computers today!

ha. Okay! our guest today is comicbookgirl19, and my experts are Omair Taibah and Katherine Brown.

This episode is fun, but the audio quality is BAAD. 

After weeks of obsessive work, I had to make poor john give up on trying to fix this thing. sorry. 

Direct download: Ep_37_Quantum_Shave_And_A_Haircut.mp3
Category:physics -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT