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Why This Universe?

Dan Hooper, Shalma Wegsman

The biggest ideas in physics, broken down. Join theoretical physicist Dan Hooper and co-host Shalma Wegsman as they answer your questions about dark matter, black holes, quantum mechanics, and more. Part of The University of Chicago Podcast Network.
Episodes
59 - The End of Everything (Ft. Katie Mack)January 09, 2023
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58 - The Risks of Science PopulismDecember 12, 2022
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57 - String Theory Part 3: DualityNovember 21, 2022
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56 - An Icy Neutrino InterruptionNovember 07, 2022
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55 - String Theory Part 2: The First Superstring RevolutionOctober 24, 2022
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54 - String Theory Part 1: What Is It?October 03, 2022
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53 - Why We Need a Theory of Quantum GravitySeptember 12, 2022
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52 - The Large Hadron Collider and All Its GloryAugust 22, 2022
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51 - Why Physicists Love Smashing Particles TogetherAugust 01, 2022
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50 - The Black Hole At the Center of the Milky WayJuly 11, 2022
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49 - When the Universe Changed in an InstantJune 27, 2022
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48 - A Wrong Picture Of CosmologyMay 23, 2022
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13 - Does Quantum Mechanics Imply a Multiverse? (Rebroadcast)May 09, 2022
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47 - Boltzmann Brains: Could Reality Be An Illusion?April 25, 2022
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46 - The Cosmic Rays Raining Down On UsApril 04, 2022
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25 - Do Extra Dimensions Exist? (Rebroadcast)March 14, 2022
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45 - The Wide World of Exoplanets (ft. Diana Powell)February 28, 2022
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44 - Our Deepest Theory: Quantum Field TheoryFebruary 14, 2022
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43 - Is Physics the Most Fundamental Subject?January 31, 2022
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42 - The Signal That Could Be the Dark MatterJanuary 17, 2022
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41 - The Hubble Tension: The Biggest Fight in Astronomy (ft. Wendy Freedman)January 03, 2022
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40 - How Will JWST Change Astronomy?December 20, 2021
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23 - Does Physics Allow for Free Will? (Rebroadcast)November 29, 2021
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39 - Why Do Science Communication? (ft. Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham)November 15, 2021
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A Special Neutrino Update! (ft. Pedro Machado)November 01, 2021
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