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Podcast Profile: Exploring Astrophysics

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31 episodes
2020 to 2023
Median: 22 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy

Description (podcaster-provided):

Join me as I learn about the world of Astrophysics. My name is Vikram Bhamre and I am 18 years old. On my podcast, Exploring Astrophysics, I chat with some of the most incredible astrophysicists around the world on the most interesting questions left unanswered in astrophysics. What's amazing is how helpful and forthcoming they all are and I hope you too are inspired when you listen to them.

Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Conversations with astrophysicists • Binary star systems • Formation of stars and galaxies • Supermassive black-hole binaries • Spectroscopy • Astronomical telescopes • Circumstellar discs • Gravitational waves • Dark matter • High energy astrophysics

"Exploring Astrophysics" is a podcast hosted by 18-year-old Vikram Bhamre that delves deeply into the mysteries of the universe through conversations with a wide array of esteemed guests from the field of astrophysics. The podcast consistently features interviews with experts, ranging from professors and researchers to postdoctoral associates and PhD students from renowned institutions across the globe. The discussions encompass a broad spectrum of topics within astrophysics, often spotlighting the ongoing research and unique findings of the guests.

A recurring theme throughout the episodes is the exploration of celestial phenomena and structures. Topics such as the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies, the dynamics of binary star systems, and the properties of circumstellar discs are frequently discussed. The podcast also sheds light on more enigmatic aspects of the universe, including the search for the first stars, the study of supermassive black hole binaries formed during galaxy collisions, and the investigation of dark matter and dark energy through gravitational lensing.

Another prominent focus is the technological and methodological advancements in the field. The podcast delves into the design and construction of astronomical instruments and telescopes, the use of spectroscopy in exploring the early universe, and the application of computational tools in understanding dark matter haloes and galaxy evolution. Additionally, there are discussions on the use of machine learning in large cosmological surveys.

The episodes also touch upon the personal journeys and professional experiences of the guests, providing insights into the academic pathways and the challenges and rewards of a career in astrophysics. Topics related to education and inspiring the younger generation are also covered, emphasizing the importance of outreach and engagement in spreading knowledge about astronomy.

Overall, "Exploring Astrophysics" offers a comprehensive look at both the scientific and human aspects of astrophysics, making complex concepts accessible and engaging through expert interviews and personal narratives.

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25 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Lynne Hillenbrand, Professor of Astronomy at Caltech
31 minutes
Episode Image Dr Maria Charisi, Postdoctoral associate at Vanderbilt University
21 minutes
Episode Image Dr Robert Simcoe, Director of MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
23 minutes
Episode Image Dr Gina Panopoulou, Assistant professor, Chalmers University of Technology
16 minutes
Episode Image Dr Christian Byrnes, Senior lecturer at the University of Sussex
22 minutes
Episode Image Dr Javier Garcia, Assistant professor of physics at Caltech
26 minutes
Episode Image Dr Kathy Romer, Professor at the university of Sussex
25 minutes
Episode Image Dr Raissa Estrela, Postdoctoral fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
20 minutes
Episode Image Dr Olivier Hervet, Assistant project scientist at UC Santa Cruz
20 minutes
Episode Image Dr Xinnan Du, Outreach and Engagement manager at KIPAC Stanford
21 minutes
Episode Image Dr Tansu Daylan, Posdoctoral associate and MIT and Princeton
23 minutes
Episode Image Dr Rana Ezzeddine, Assistant professor and Astrophysicist as the University of Florida
23 minutes
Episode Image Dr Saeed Salimpour, Researcher at IAU's Office of Astronomy for Education
21 minutes
Episode Image Sven Heydenreich, PHD student at the University of Bonn
17 minutes
Episode Image Marcus Keil, PHD student at University College London
42 minutes
Episode Image Dr Niall Jeffrey, Researcher at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris
25 minutes
Episode Image Dr Peter Doel, Professor of Astronomical Instrumentation at University College London
18 minutes
Episode Image Prof. Marco Cavaglia, Professor of Physics at Missouri University
24 minutes
Episode Image Dr Boris Leistedt, Researcher at Imperial College London
24 minutes
Episode Image Dr Pablo Lemos, Postdoctoral research fellow in cosmology at UCL, London
17 minutes
Dr Constance Mahony, Postdoctoral researcher at the German Centre for Cosmological Lensing
17 minutes
Episode Image Aaron Stemo, A PHD candidate at the university of Colorado Boulder
21 minutes
Episode Image Prof. Benedikt Diemer, Computational astrophysicist as the University of Maryland
18 minutes
Episode Image Dr Rebecca Nevin, Postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics
18 minutes
Episode Image Dr. Sandro Tacchella, Postdoctoral researcher at Harvard
22 minutes
Episode Image Dr Elena Massara, Postdoctoral researcher at the university of Waterloo
16 minutes
Episode Image Prof. Matthew Evans, member of the MIT Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave observatory
23 minutes
Episode Image Gladys Velez Caicedo, Technical Instructor for physics at MIT
27 minutes
Episode Image Dr Pat Scott, Astroparticle phenomenologist and head of GAMBIT
23 minutes
Exploring Astrophysics - Trailer
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