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Ep. 399 – Women in Science

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Science is typically a male dominated profession, mostly dudes, not a lot of ladies. From researchers to professors, to law makers, woman have a tough time gaining traction in such a heavily gendered field. Today we’re going to talk about what it takes...

Ep. 396: Family Astronomy for the Holidays

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Every year, it’s the same dilemma: what gift should you get for the super space nerd in the family? And if someone has a budding interest in space and astronomy, what can you do to feed their hunger for knowledge? Today we’ll talk telescopes, books and...

Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn’t understand exactly how they were organized. It took Ernest Rutherford to uncover our modern understanding. Download the show [MP3] | Jump to Shownotes...

Ep. 377: Thomson finds Electron

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) At the end of the 19th century, physicists were finally beginning to understand the nature of matter itself, including the discovery of electrons – tiny particles of negative charge that surround the nucleus. Here’s how J.J. Thompson separated...

Ep. 373: Becquerel Experiment (Radiation)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity completely by accident when he exposed a chunk of uranium to a photographic plate. This opened up a whole new field of research to uncover the source of the mysterious energy. Download the show [MP3] | Jump...

Ep. 368: Searching for the Aether Wind: the Michelson–Morley Experiment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Waves move through a medium, like water or air. So it seemed logical to search for a medium that light waves move through. The Michelson-Morley Experiment attempted to search for this medium, known as the “luminiferous aether”. The experiment...

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