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Why This Universe?

Dan Hooper, Shalma Wegsman

The biggest ideas in physics, broken down. Join theoretical physicist Dan Hooper and PhD student 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
49 - When the Universe Changed in an InstantJune 27, 2022 Episode artwork 48 - A Wrong Picture Of CosmologyMay 23, 2022 Episode artwork 13 - Does Quantum Mechanics Imply a Multiverse? (Rebroadcast)May 09, 2022 Episode artwork 47 - Boltzmann Brains: Could Reality Be An Illusion?April 25, 2022 Episode artwork 46 - The Cosmic Rays Raining Down On UsApril 04, 2022 Episode artwork 25 - Do Extra Dimensions Exist? (Rebroadcast)March 14, 2022 Episode artwork 45 - The Wide World of Exoplanets (ft. Diana Powell)February 28, 2022 Episode artwork 44 - Our Deepest Theory: Quantum Field TheoryFebruary 14, 2022 Episode artwork 43 - Is Physics the Most Fundamental Subject?January 31, 2022 Episode artwork 42 - The Signal That Could Be the Dark MatterJanuary 17, 2022 Episode artwork 41 - The Hubble Tension: The Biggest Fight in Astronomy (ft. Wendy Freedman)January 03, 2022 Episode artwork 40 - How Will JWST Change Astronomy?December 20, 2021 Episode artwork 23 - Does Physics Allow for Free Will? (Rebroadcast)November 29, 2021 Episode artwork 39 - Why Do Science Communication? (ft. Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham)November 15, 2021 Episode artwork A Special Neutrino Update! (ft. Pedro Machado)November 01, 2021 Episode artwork 38 - The Nobel Prize's Greatest MissesOctober 18, 2021 Episode artwork 37 - How Neutrinos Might Be Hinting at Dark MatterOctober 04, 2021 Episode artwork 36 - The Neutrino's Quantum SuperpowerSeptember 20, 2021 Episode artwork 35 - The Chaos Underlying Everything (ft. David Grier)September 06, 2021 Episode artwork 34 - Should Beauty Guide Physicists?August 23, 2021 Episode artwork 33 - Our Love Affair With SupersymmetryAugust 09, 2021 Episode artwork 32 - The Mystery of the Higgs Boson's MassJuly 26, 2021 Episode artwork 31 - If You Give an Astronomer a NeutrinoJuly 12, 2021 Episode artwork 30 - The Oldest Picture of the UniverseJune 28, 2021 Episode artwork 29 - How the Big Bang Won the Debate About the Beginning of TimeJune 14, 2021 Episode artwork