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Ep. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) The coldest possible theoretical temperature is Absolute Zero, this is the point at which no further energy can be extracted from a system. How are physicists working to get as close as possible to this extreme cold? Download the show [MP3] | Jump to...

Ep. 382: Degenerate Matter

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) In some of the most extreme objects in the Universe, white dwarfs and neutron stars, matter gets strange, transforming into a material that physicists call “degenerate matter”. Let’s learn what it is, how it forms. Download the show [MP3] | Jump to...

Ep. 379: Fermi’s Atom Splitting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) When he wasn’t puzzling the mystery of alien civilizations, Enrico Fermi was splitting atoms. He realized that when atoms were split, the neutrons released could go on and split other atoms, creating a chain reaction – and the most powerful...

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. 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. 372: The Millikan Oil Drop

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) In 1909 Robert Millikan devised an ingenious experiment to figure out the charge of an electron using a drop of oil. Let’s talk about this Nobel Prize winning experiment. Download the show [MP3] | Jump to Shownotes | Jump to Transcript This episode...

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