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One Universe at a Time

Exploration

Brian Koberlein

Location:

Rochester, New York

Description:

Brian Koberlein

Language:

English


Episodes

Citizen Science & Public Engagement

11/21/2015
n our show today is Dr. Pamela Gay, astronomer, podcaster, and director of CosmoQuest. She’s going to talk to us about the public engagement of science.

Duration:00:29:58

The Circular Economy

11/14/2015
On today’s show we have two special guests, Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad and Dr. Callie Babbitt. We’ll talk about the circular economy.

Duration:00:29:07

Back to the Future & Time Travel

10/24/2015
On our show today is Dr. Grant Gutheil, and he’ll talk to us about the psychology of our past. In the second half of the show we’ll talk about the science of time travel in science fiction.

Duration:00:38:26

Sports Statistics

10/17/2015
On our show today is Dr. Matthew Hoffman. He’s going to talk to use about the statistics of sports.

Duration:00:27:14

The Science of Online Dating

10/10/2015
On our show today we have Dr. Kim McGann, and she’ll talk to us about online dating. We’ll also talk about the science behind Harry Potter.

Duration:00:35:51

The Mathematics of Networks

10/3/2015
On our show today is Dr. Paul Wenger. He’s going to talk to us about the mathematics of graph theory. In our second half we’ll talk social networks and the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Duration:00:36:22

The Physics of Biology

9/26/2015
On our show today is Dr. Moumita Das. She’ll talk to us about the physics of biology. In our second half we’ll talk about the challenges and advantages of interdisciplinary science.

Duration:00:38:58

The Possibility of Life on Mars

9/19/2015
On our show today is Dr. Roger Dube. He’ll talk to use about the Miller-Urey experiment and the possibility of life on Mars.

Duration:00:28:05

The Statistical Nature of Psychology

9/12/2015
Today we’ll talk to Dr. Grant Gutheil. He’ll discuss the probabilistic nature of psychology. In the second half of the show we’ll explore what psychology might say about the very nature of the human mind.

Duration:00:29:10

Quantum Strangeness & Quantum Gravity

9/5/2015
Today we’ll talk to Dr. Ed Hach about quantum mechanics and why it happens to be so strange. In the second half we’ll talk about the difficulty of combining quantum theory with another well established theory, general relativity.

Duration:00:32:56

The Galapagos & Astronomy in Chile

8/8/2015
Today we’ll talk with Dr. Bob Rothman. He’ll tell us about the Galapagos and what it’s like to visit. We’ll also talk about astronomy in Chile, and the growing trend of astrotourism.

Duration:00:27:12

The Science of Communication & The Communication of Science

8/1/2015
Today we’ll talk with Mike Johansson. He’ll tell us about how you communicate news, and how you can compete for attention in a world of diverse media.

Duration:00:32:12

What Makes a Podcast & More About Pluto

7/25/2015
Today we’ll go a bit meta, and talk about what exactly is a podcast, specifically One Universe at at Time. What’s our purpose, why did we start this in the first place, and where do we think it’s going? Our guest today is Mark Gillespie, the producer of the show. In the second half of our show, Mark and I will talk about Pluto, and why it’s everyone’s favorite planet.

Duration:00:28:49

Inside Out & Zone of Avoidance

7/11/2015
Today Dr. Grant Gutheil will talk to us about the psychology of the human mind and whether emotions really do govern our lives. In the second half of our show, Grant and I will talk about the Zone of Avoidance, and how our location in the universe limits what we can observe.

Duration:00:30:44

Antibiotic Resistance & Origin of Elements

6/27/2015
Dr. André Hudson will explain how amino acids could also be the key to helping our bodies fight infections from bacteria that are becoming more resistant to traditional antibiotics. In the second half of our show we’ll talk about the origin of the elements, and whether amino acids form naturally in space.

Duration:00:27:12

Math as Science & Theory and Law

6/20/2015
Is math just a means to an end, or could it be considered a form of science unto itself? On today’s program, Matt Hoffman will grapple with this question and explain how even mathematicians can disagree on the answer. In our second half, we’ll discuss the difference between a scientific theory and a law.

Duration:00:28:57

Power Grid & Quantum Physics

6/13/2015
Dr. Eric Williams talks to us today about Elon Musk’s recent announcement of home battery banks, and how our power system needs to change to accommodate solar and wind energy technology. In our second half, we’ll have a wide-ranging discussion about new discoveries in quantum physics.

Duration:00:28:57

Electric Cars & Rare Earth Elements

6/6/2015
On today’s show, Dr. Callie Babbit is going to tell us why we need to consider the materials we use to build car batteries, and how we’ll reuse those materials when the batteries reach the end of their useful life. In our second half, we’ll talk about the rare earth elements used in batteries, where these materials come from, and where they can be found in space.

Duration:00:28:57

Science Advocacy & Exoplanets

5/30/2015
On today’s show, Dr. Scott Franklin will explain the continual need to reach out to the lawmakers that fund today’s scientific projects. In our second half, we’ll talk about the burgeoning discoveries of planets orbiting other stars.

Duration:00:29:08

Biodiversity & Kepler's Laws

5/23/2015
On our show today is Dr. Christy Tyler, an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s going to share with us all the ways biodiversity impacts life on Earth. In the second half of our show we’ll talk about the historical staying power of Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.

Duration:00:28:58