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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
57 - String Theory Part 3: DualityNovember 21, 2022 Episode artwork 56 - An Icy Neutrino InterruptionNovember 07, 2022 Episode artwork 55 - String Theory Part 2: The First Superstring RevolutionOctober 24, 2022 Episode artwork 54 - String Theory Part 1: What Is It?October 03, 2022 Episode artwork 53 - Why We Need a Theory of Quantum GravitySeptember 12, 2022 Episode artwork 52 - The Large Hadron Collider and All Its GloryAugust 22, 2022 Episode artwork 51 - Why Physicists Love Smashing Particles TogetherAugust 01, 2022 Episode artwork 50 - The Black Hole At the Center of the Milky WayJuly 11, 2022 Episode artwork 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