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The Lonely Idea

Caltech

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The Lonely Idea

The Lonely Idea

Caltech

5
Followers
7
Plays
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Great science and engineering often begin with a singular hypothesis. In conversations with six Caltech faculty members, The Lonely Idea podcast series explores what can happen when sparks of innovation are given the chance to become popular science.

Latest Episodes

Earth's Vital Signs

How did a love of history lead to a breakthrough career that, among other things, successfully took the body temperatures of dinosaurs? Caltech geochemist John Eiler talks about how he revived a neglected field to determine the isotopic structures of...

34 MINMAY 29
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Earth's Vital Signs

Dark Matter Matters

Is there evidence for supersymmetry? Maria Spiropulu is in search of the elusive partner particles predicted by the theory of supersymmetry. That, in turn, would shed light on mysteries such as dark matter. The renowned Caltech physicist talks about her...

32 MINMAY 29
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Dark Matter Matters

The Engineer Who Fixes Hearts

How did a tiny aquatic animal inspire a smartphone application to monitor cardiovascular health? Caltech alumnus, inventor and bio-, aeronautical, and mechanical engineer Mory Gharib connects the dots between watching a newborn zebrafish grow and...

28 MINMAY 29
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The Engineer Who Fixes Hearts

The Neuroscience of Stock Markets

Can technology borrowed from biological studies reveal the ways in which gender and other factors influence how humans choose? Caltech neuroeconomist Colin Camerer takes us behind the scenes, describing how he gains a deeper understanding of...

40 MINMAY 29
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The Neuroscience of Stock Markets

Calling on Electrons

What do telephone wires have to do with DNA? Caltech chemist Jackie Barton reveals how looking at the molecule as a communication tool led to a breakthrough in understanding the electron transfer reactions. These reactions are fundamental to processes...

29 MINMAY 28
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Calling on Electrons

Trusting a Gut Instinct

While traditionally considered notorious, what if some bacteria actually help the immune system rather than harm it? Caltech microbiologist Sarkis Mazmanian describes his efforts to harness the good bugs in our guts to improve health for people with...

32 MINMAY 28
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Trusting a Gut Instinct

The Lonely Idea Trailer

In The Lonely Idea podcast series, six Caltech faculty members talk with host Rich Wolf about what can happen when sparks of innovation have the chance to become popular science. Listen to the trailer.

2 MINMAY 27
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The Lonely Idea Trailer
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Latest Episodes

Earth's Vital Signs

How did a love of history lead to a breakthrough career that, among other things, successfully took the body temperatures of dinosaurs? Caltech geochemist John Eiler talks about how he revived a neglected field to determine the isotopic structures of...

34 MINMAY 29
Comments
Earth's Vital Signs

Dark Matter Matters

Is there evidence for supersymmetry? Maria Spiropulu is in search of the elusive partner particles predicted by the theory of supersymmetry. That, in turn, would shed light on mysteries such as dark matter. The renowned Caltech physicist talks about her...

32 MINMAY 29
Comments
Dark Matter Matters

The Engineer Who Fixes Hearts

How did a tiny aquatic animal inspire a smartphone application to monitor cardiovascular health? Caltech alumnus, inventor and bio-, aeronautical, and mechanical engineer Mory Gharib connects the dots between watching a newborn zebrafish grow and...

28 MINMAY 29
Comments
The Engineer Who Fixes Hearts

The Neuroscience of Stock Markets

Can technology borrowed from biological studies reveal the ways in which gender and other factors influence how humans choose? Caltech neuroeconomist Colin Camerer takes us behind the scenes, describing how he gains a deeper understanding of...

40 MINMAY 29
Comments
The Neuroscience of Stock Markets

Calling on Electrons

What do telephone wires have to do with DNA? Caltech chemist Jackie Barton reveals how looking at the molecule as a communication tool led to a breakthrough in understanding the electron transfer reactions. These reactions are fundamental to processes...

29 MINMAY 28
Comments
Calling on Electrons

Trusting a Gut Instinct

While traditionally considered notorious, what if some bacteria actually help the immune system rather than harm it? Caltech microbiologist Sarkis Mazmanian describes his efforts to harness the good bugs in our guts to improve health for people with...

32 MINMAY 28
Comments
Trusting a Gut Instinct

The Lonely Idea Trailer

In The Lonely Idea podcast series, six Caltech faculty members talk with host Rich Wolf about what can happen when sparks of innovation have the chance to become popular science. Listen to the trailer.

2 MINMAY 27
Comments
The Lonely Idea Trailer
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