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  • 01:02

    Jennifer Ouellette, Shaun Maguire • Quantum Info, Black Holes, Cyber Security

    in Science

    Tensor networks, quantum information, emergent space-time, black hole firewalls, cyber security. J ennifer talks with Shaun Maguire, a mathematical physicist with expertise in control theory, statistics and quantum computing. PhD student working in quantum information at Caltech. Founding member of Escape Dynamics Follow @shaunmmaguire @jenlucpiquant

  • 01:15

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    Understanding the Fifth UN IPCC Predicament and Response

    The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was finalized in 2014.

    Join me with my guest Atmospheric Scientist Peter Kalmus this Sunday to discuss what the report tells us and how we each may choose to respond.

    Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist studying the role of clouds in global warming. After graduating from Harvard with a physics degree, he worked for four years as a computer programmer on Wall Street before returning to science and earning his PhD in physics from Columbia University. After five years as an astrophysicist at Caltech, he switched fields into atmospheric science.

    Being the father of two young boys motivates him to explore how we can appropriately respond -- as individuals -- to the massive problem of global warming. One of the many things he's done is to almost completely stop burning fossil fuels himself, by examining his own life and replacing fossil-fueled activities with bicycling, driving on veggie oil, remote participation in meetings, and a fossil-fuel-free diet. He calls this ongoing process of self-examination and self-change "be-cycling," and he says it makes him happier.

  • 01:01

    Jennifer Ouellette & Spiros Michalakis • Quantum Physics

    in Science

    Jennifer Ouellette talks with Caltech physicist Spyridon (Spiros) Michalakis about quantum computing and quantum information. 

    Read quantumfrontiers.com 

    Follow @quantum_spiros @JenLucPiquant

  • 00:55

    The HD View with Dr. Ben Deverman CalTech

    in Health


    Dr. Deverman from Cal Tech is offering our listeners a series of educational shows outlining gene therapy and what science is happening right now for Huntington's disease.

    Tune in for Part 1 of Gene Therapy 101...


  • 01:02

    Jennifer Ouellette & Spiros Michalakis • The Joys of Quantum Physics

    in Science

    Jennifer Ouellette talks with Caltech physicist Spyridon (Spiros) Michalakis about quantum computing and quantum information. 

    Read quantumfrontiers.com 

    Follow @quantum_spiros @JenLucPiquant

  • 00:22

    Ancent Aliens & The Anunnaki - Marshall Klarfeld

    in News

    Marshall Klarfeld, a CALTECH graduate engineer, benefited greatly from his 50 year career in business and politics.  His current pursuit of the history of the ANUNNAKI has propelled him into the field of ancient history. His recent research has uncovered what could be a defining moment in archaeology. He believes the information in "The ANUNNAKI Were Here!" may rank it among the 10 Most Important Archaeological Finds of the 21st Century.

  • 01:02

    Everything in the Universe Dies with Sean Carroll

    in Science

    Dr. Sean Carroll is a national celebrity in the theoretical physics community.  He’s appeared on The Universe, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and the Colbert Report.  In addition to the large number of books he’s written on cosmology, he wrote a graduate text in general relativity.  His articles and science papers have been published in Nature, Seed, Sky & Telescope, New Scientist and he is a regular contributor to The Cosmic Variance blog.

    Everything in the universe dies.  The question is, what comes out of their deaths?  Dr. Sean Carroll will explore how and why things die, what the meaning of death is in the universe and how it gives living things new hope.

    Dr. Carroll is a senior research associate in the Department of Physics at Caltech.  He received his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics in 1993 from Harvard.  He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California and as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in 2006.

    Please join Dr. Sean Carroll, Melissa and me Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8 pm EDT for an intense discussion of How Everything in the Universe Dies.

  • 01:10

    California earthquakes rattle nerves; and GM CEO Mary Barra on auto recalls.

    in News

    GM’s new CEO Mary Barra apologized to the families effected by the faulty ignition switches that have now been blamed for 13 deaths and many injuries. GM has made multiple recalls this year.

    California continues to feel aftershocks after Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake.


  • 01:06

    A Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy--with Andrea Ghez

    in Science

    Andrea Ghez is an astronomer and the discoverer of a black hole at the centeer of the Milkey Way Galaxy.  A frequent guest of the TV series, The Universe, Andrea is a prolific writer and professor at UCLA, having amassed many awards.  She is an MIT graduate and earned her Ph.D at Caltech.  She’s written many books and douzans of papers on cosmology that deal with her work and promote cosmological studies.

    Please join Professor Ghez, Melissa and me Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8 pm ET for an invigorating glimpse at nature’s most bountiful spectacle.

  • 01:16

    Welcome to the New Season of Military Life Radio

    in Military

    Join us for an all new season of Military Life Radio | Navy Wife Radio.

    On this episode we welcome special guest Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who shares her tips for avoiding flu faux pas and more! Anna is the co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th edition, Great Get-Togethers and the author of Do I Have To Wear White?.


    New blogger Jennifer introduction

    2013 recap of our top shows and posts

    What's Hot Now

    The Military Spouse Show 

    About Anna Post:

    A modern etiquette expert, Anna covers topics ranging from green weddings and business etiquette to politics and pop culture. She is a regular contributor to Reuters and has previously written for CNN.com and The Huffington Post. Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country, working with clients such as Stryker, Métier, Barnes Group, The Langham Hotel, Caltech, and Dartmouth College. She is also part of Ivy Funds’ Speakers Series.

    Read more: http://www.emilypost.com/anna-post




  • 01:00

    MarsCrew134 - KAI STAATS, Film Maker on the Human Potential for Greatness

    in Science

    Kai Staats is a documentary film maker who will join MarsCrew134, a team of highly trained scientist, researchers and filmmaker who will embark on a Mars simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA.

    Former software developer and supercomputing architect, writer and documentary film maker Kai Staats builds upon his ten years experience in working with leading scientists and researchers across the U.S. He captures the curiosity, dedication and drive of those who work a lifetime to better understand the workings of the universe.

    Recent films includes “The Explorers,” a feature length documentary about the passion for learning invoked by astronomy. Kai worked with the South African Astronomical Observatory to tell the story of the team which tracked the passing of Asteroid 1998 QE2. “Monitor Gray” is a short sci-fi which raises the dilemma of near-future bio engineering versus free will.

    As of this interview, Kai is at the Hanford site of LIGO, the world’s most sophisticated gravitational wave detector, producging a documentary film for Caltech.

    In February of 2014, Kai will move to Cape Town, South Africa to earn his Masters in Applied Mathematics. His proposed research project is the construction of a mathematical model for scalable, bioregenerative systems for off-world, human colonization.