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Dan Hooper, Shalma Wegsman
Why This Universe?
The biggest ideas in physics, broken down. Join theoretical physicist Dan Hooper and PhD student Shalma Wegsman as they answer your questions about dark matter, black holes, quantum mechanics, and more. Part of The University of Chicago Podcast Network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 124 ratings
Get woke and be boring
Social justice and science make a really bad podcast. I gave up. I’ll look for a real science podcast.
mattJediNova via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/22
Great dynamic
Shalma rules. Dans cool too.
zormble via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
Good show
I’m more a Physics Frontiers listener- but they have a very irregular posting schedule. I’d like more GR in my ideal fantasy podcast but this one is well done, interesting, and thought provoking, which is what good science should do! Keep up the excellent work. Make lots of more shows so I have...Read full review »
victorycharlievictory via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/21
Recent Episodes
Published 01/17/22
Dan shares one of the biggest stories of his career - his discovery of an excess of gamma rays at the center of the Milky Way. Is this a sign of dark matter, or is it something less mysterious?
Published 01/17/22
When different groups of astronomers measure the expansion rate of space, they get different answers. Who's right? Or are they both right, and new physics is afoot?
Published 01/03/22
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