Dec 27, 2015
This episode is a guided tour of the night sky looking in each of the cardinal directions. East or orient for rising, West or occident for setting, north for circumpolar stars and south for the Zodiac.
Dec 25, 2015
In the introductory episode of our new season, we lay out the course for our next journey into the realm of cosmology. We will begin with the by considering our modern disassociation with the sky and unfurl our sails to reconnect in the ways the most ancient astronomers did.
Dec 20, 2015
In this episode, we talk about the history of metallurgy from the paleolithic to contemporary times including the use of copper, the development of bronze and steel technology and modern techniques that have shed light on how metals acquire the properties we find so useful.
Dec 16, 2015
In this last episode on Richard Feynman, we cover his work in condensed matter physics on superfluidity and superconductivity, the development of V-A meson theory and parton theory. We also discuss his work with the presidential commission's investigation of the Challenger explosion.
Dec 8, 2015
In this continuation of our biography of the life and scientific work of Richard Feynman, we look at the work for which he would win his Nobel prize. Beginning with his move to Cornell after the end of the Manhattan Project, we cover his full development of the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, it's...