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The Thought Experiment

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The Thought Experiment
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The Thought Experiment

Scott V. Burger

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Latest Episodes

First New Show

The first episode of the new joint podcast, "Questioning the Cosmos" is online. Check it out and stuff!

-1 s2011 AUG 9
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First New Show

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this final part of the series, we go over a very brief history of Dark Matter and some of its competitor theories, such as Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) and Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs).

-1 s2008 AUG 30
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Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this third of 4 part series, we go over candidates for dark matter particles and detection techniques. Next installment goes over the history of Dark Matter and its competitors.

-1 s2008 AUG 22
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Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this second of 4 part series, I do a thought experiment involving Barry Bonds and detail the origin and nature of matter. Next installment deals with detecting candidates of Dark Matter.

-1 s2008 AUG 15
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Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this first of 4 part series, I give a brief introduction and go over distinguishing Dark Matter from what isn't Dark Matter. Next installment deals with properties of matter and Dark Matter and how they apply to baseball.

-1 s2008 AUG 9
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Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1)

Quantum Tunneling

Quantum Tunneling Tunneling is a very, very mathematical process by which a particle can 'leak' out into its surroundings. This has to do with all sorts of things called wave functions, probability densities, and so on, but the real aspect behind them is: how can we use this for our macroscopic advantage?

-1 s2008 APR 18
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Quantum Tunneling

Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Intro to Quantum Mechanics Ironically, the delay for this week's quantum mechanics podcast was brought on by quantum mechanics homework. In any case, this week I delve into the beginnings of what quantum mechanics is, opening up the playing field into the zany world of the small.

-1 s2008 FEB 14
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Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Borel's Infinite Monkeys

Borel's Infinite Monkeys Returning triumphant for a second season of thought experimenting, we continue on our history of thought experiments into the later 1920s with Borel's mathematical analysis of what happens when you get a ton of monkeys in a room with a ton of typewriters. A Borel of monkeys for sure! Baxiden is by Liquid Tension Experiment

-1 s2008 JAN 16
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Borel's Infinite Monkeys

Q&A With Brian Greene

Q&A With Brian Greene Last week string theorist and physicist at Columbia University, Brian Greene came to my university as a part of a lecture series featuring distinguished lecturers. He did a question and answer session for a small group of us (about 20 or so people), as well as a planned lecture event. This week is the Q&A session. Theme music by Liquid Tension Experiment

-1 s2007 OCT 22
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Q&A With Brian Greene

Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle What can a retired basketball player and a cannon full of paintballs teach us about quantum uncertainty? A lot, actually. Have a listen in on why we can't tell where a proton is at the same time when we know its momentum: the quintessential uncertainty principle. For a link to the blog post I mouth off about, see the exposé on Ramtha and What the Bleep Were They Thinking? New and permenant theme music: Baxiden by Liquid Tension Experiment

-1 s2007 SEP 13
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Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle

Latest Episodes

First New Show

The first episode of the new joint podcast, "Questioning the Cosmos" is online. Check it out and stuff!

-1 s2011 AUG 9
Comments
First New Show

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this final part of the series, we go over a very brief history of Dark Matter and some of its competitor theories, such as Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) and Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs).

-1 s2008 AUG 30
Comments
Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this third of 4 part series, we go over candidates for dark matter particles and detection techniques. Next installment goes over the history of Dark Matter and its competitors.

-1 s2008 AUG 22
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Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this second of 4 part series, I do a thought experiment involving Barry Bonds and detail the origin and nature of matter. Next installment deals with detecting candidates of Dark Matter.

-1 s2008 AUG 15
Comments
Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1)

Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this first of 4 part series, I give a brief introduction and go over distinguishing Dark Matter from what isn't Dark Matter. Next installment deals with properties of matter and Dark Matter and how they apply to baseball.

-1 s2008 AUG 9
Comments
Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1)

Quantum Tunneling

Quantum Tunneling Tunneling is a very, very mathematical process by which a particle can 'leak' out into its surroundings. This has to do with all sorts of things called wave functions, probability densities, and so on, but the real aspect behind them is: how can we use this for our macroscopic advantage?

-1 s2008 APR 18
Comments
Quantum Tunneling

Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Intro to Quantum Mechanics Ironically, the delay for this week's quantum mechanics podcast was brought on by quantum mechanics homework. In any case, this week I delve into the beginnings of what quantum mechanics is, opening up the playing field into the zany world of the small.

-1 s2008 FEB 14
Comments
Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Borel's Infinite Monkeys

Borel's Infinite Monkeys Returning triumphant for a second season of thought experimenting, we continue on our history of thought experiments into the later 1920s with Borel's mathematical analysis of what happens when you get a ton of monkeys in a room with a ton of typewriters. A Borel of monkeys for sure! Baxiden is by Liquid Tension Experiment

-1 s2008 JAN 16
Comments
Borel's Infinite Monkeys

Q&A With Brian Greene

Q&A With Brian Greene Last week string theorist and physicist at Columbia University, Brian Greene came to my university as a part of a lecture series featuring distinguished lecturers. He did a question and answer session for a small group of us (about 20 or so people), as well as a planned lecture event. This week is the Q&A session. Theme music by Liquid Tension Experiment

-1 s2007 OCT 22
Comments
Q&A With Brian Greene

Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle What can a retired basketball player and a cannon full of paintballs teach us about quantum uncertainty? A lot, actually. Have a listen in on why we can't tell where a proton is at the same time when we know its momentum: the quintessential uncertainty principle. For a link to the blog post I mouth off about, see the exposé on Ramtha and What the Bleep Were They Thinking? New and permenant theme music: Baxiden by Liquid Tension Experiment

-1 s2007 SEP 13
Comments
Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle
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