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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
77 - All About Quantum Computing (Ft. Henry Lamm)February 04, 2024
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76 - Do We Live in a Simulation?January 22, 2024
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75 - Physics in Extreme Locations (Ft. Daniel Baxter & Alexandra Rahlin)January 07, 2024
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8 - Is Space Flat or Curved?December 18, 2023
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74 - The Copernican Revolution (Ft. Aviva Rothman)December 04, 2023
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73 - Life Beyond Earth (Ft. Avi Loeb and Garrett Graff at the Chicago Humanities Festival)November 20, 2023
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72 - The Physics Of Music (Ft. Tim Cohen)November 06, 2023
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71 - How the Universe Got Its StructureOctober 23, 2023
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70 - WTU Live: Will Intelligent Life Persist in the Universe? (ft. Daniel Holz and Diana Powell)October 10, 2023
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Special Announcement + ChatGPT On Unifying Quantum Mechanics and RelativitySeptember 28, 2023
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69 - An Update on Modified Gravity (MOND)August 28, 2023
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68 - The Age of the UniverseAugust 14, 2023
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6 - Your Tour Through Quantum Weirdness (Rebroadcast)July 31, 2023
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67 - When Science Meets Spirituality (Ft. Alan Lightman)July 17, 2023
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66 - When Space Was Filled With MusicJuly 03, 2023
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65 - Should We Build a Muon Collider? (Ft. Cari Cesarotti)May 22, 2023
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64 - The Journey to the Big BangMay 08, 2023
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63 - The Question of Consciousness (Ft. David Chalmers)April 17, 2023
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47 - Boltzmann Brains: Could Reality Be An Illusion? (Rebroadcast)March 27, 2023
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62 - JWST and the Earliest Galaxies in the Universe (ft. Mike Boylan-Kolchin)March 13, 2023
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61 - Could the Large Hadron Collider Destroy the World?February 27, 2023
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60 - The Search for Extra DimensionsFebruary 13, 2023
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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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