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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Aug 27, 2015

A discussion of the development fo renomalization to save quantum field theory from the problem of the various infinties that arise in it.  Particular focus is devoted to the work of Hans Bethe, Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Julian Schwinger, Richard Feynamn, Freeman Dyson and Ernst Stueckelberg.

Aug 20, 2015

A discussion of the physics of creating a self-sustaining fission reaction and building the first atomic weapon.

Aug 10, 2015

Part #2 of the biography of Enrico Fermi tracing his work on developing nuclear energy technologies.

Aug 3, 2015

Part one of a biographical sketch of Italian physicist Enrico Fermi.  The episode discussed Fermi's childhood, education and Nobel Prize winning work prior to his fleeing to the United States.  Also discussed is the ride of the Italian Fascist party including personal accounts from Enrico and Laura Fermi.