Why This Universe?

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.

Categories: Science & Medicine

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Today we visit a turning point in the history of science: the discovery that the Earth is not at the center of the cosmos.

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Previous episodes

  • 85 - 74 - The Copernican Revolution (Ft. Aviva Rothman) 
    Mon, 04 Dec 2023
  • 84 - 73 - Life Beyond Earth (Ft. Avi Loeb and Garrett Graff at the Chicago Humanities Festival) 
    Mon, 20 Nov 2023
  • 83 - 72 - The Physics Of Music (Ft. Tim Cohen) 
    Mon, 06 Nov 2023
  • 82 - 71 - How the Universe Got Its Structure 
    Mon, 23 Oct 2023
  • 81 - 70 - WTU Live: Will Intelligent Life Persist in the Universe? (ft. Daniel Holz and Diana Powell) 
    Tue, 10 Oct 2023
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