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Podcast Profile: The Hyperfine Physics Podcast

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Site: thehyperfine.com
27 episodes
2018 to 2021
Average episode: 66 minutes
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Categories: Physics • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Physics puzzles and deep dives into physics topics.

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List Updated: 2022-Jun-29 11:52 UTC. Episodes: 27. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2021-Jul-08 • 62 minutes
Acoustic Levitation w/ Special Guest Dr. David Jackson
Zak and Derek discuss acoustic levitaiton with Dr. David Jackson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dickinson College. | | Their published paper at AAJP (requires subscription), "Acoustic levitation and the acoustic radiation force": | https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/10.0002764... | | You can contact Dr. Jackson to request a copy: | https://www.dickinson.edu/site/custom_scripts/dc_faculty_profile_index.php?fac=j... | | Ming-Hua Chang's senior thesis, "Using Schlieren Optics to Visualize Ultras...
2021-Jun-17 • 68 minutes
Gravitational G and How Science Works
Zak and Derek discuss the "controversial" value of Newton's gravitational constant G. They cover the history of its measurement and how the value (and confidence in that value) has changed over time. | | Gravitational G wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_constant... | | Relative uncertainty of phsyical constants: https://codata.org/blog/2015/08/04/codata-recommended-values-of-the-fundamental-... | | Different G experiments with uncertainty bars: https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio...
2021-May-16 • 58 minutes
Cosmology and the Arrow of Time
Zak and Derek discuss the big question: why is the future different than the past? Why do we remember the past but not the future? | | Much the discussion comes from Sean Carroll’s book, “From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time“The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liket...
2021-May-04 • 57 minutes
Is Anything Truly Random? w/Special Guest Grant Ciffone
Zak and Derek chat with special guest, Grant Ciffone! Grant joins us as a non-physicist who asks “Is anything truly random in the universe?” | Interested in being a guest on the show? Come ask us a question! Email us at [email protected] podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: http...
2021-Apr-20 • 58 minutes
How to Keep Time
Zak and Derek discuss a mystery in a hospital, where an MRI machine seems to have taken out only iPhones; Android was unharmed. This leads to a conversation on how watches work, fundamentally.The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/ | Zak on Twit...
2021-Apr-08 • 85 minutes
Entropy & Statistical Mechanics
Zak and Derek discuss the statistical origins of entropy and how it connects from there into thermodynamics. They also encourage using flashcards 🙂The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/ | Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks
2021-Mar-23 • 74 minutes
Thermodynamics
Zak and Derek discuss the basics of thermodynamics, including the so-called thermodynamic potentials. | | Topics: energy, temperature, entropy, pressure, volume, enthalpy, Helmholtz free energy, Gibbs free enthalpy. | | Modern Thermodynamics: http://www.av8n.com/physics/thermo/ | | Legendre transformation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendre_transformationThe... podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the s...
2021-Mar-06 • 57 minutes
Benford’s Law
Zak and Derek discuss Benford’s Law, including the strange places it pops up, and some fundamental origins of the law. | Some of the references discussed: | The Mathematics of Benford’s Law – A Primer | Arno Berger and Theodore P. Hill | April 22, 2020 | A Simple Explanation of Benford’s Law | R. M. FEWSTER | The American Statistician, February 2009, Vol. 63, No. 1 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford%27s_lawThe... podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: ht...
2019-Dec-08 • 67 minutes
Planck, Einstein, and the Origins of Quantum Mechanics
Zak and Derek discuss Max Planck’s work in the foundations of what would turn into quantum mechanics, and Albert Einstein’s role in its promulgation. How did Max Planck fix the blackbody radiation problem with the ultraviolet catastrophe, or is that actually what happened? | References discussed: | Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity by Thomas Kuhn (Amazon book) | Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by Douglas Stone (Amazon book) | Revisiting the Quantum Discontinuity (PDF...
2019-Sep-03 • 87 minutes
The Physics of Hurricanes
Zak and Derek discuss the physics of hurricanes, including the energy involved, and rotating reference frames, including Coriolis effects. Why do they rotate in different directions in the northern and southern hemispheres?The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram....
2019-Jul-27 • 98 minutes
Hadrons – Quark Systems
Zak and Derek discuss the composite systems of quarks in baryons and mesons, as well as the eightfold way and multiplet organization of quark particles. This is a follow up to the Standard Model episode. | Further reading: | “Introduction to Elementary Particles” by David Griffiths | Eightfold way (physics) on Wikipedia | Murry Gell-Mann on Wikipedia | List of baryons on WikipediaThe podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine...
2019-May-22 • 76 minutes
Neutrinos
The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/ | Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/phyzaks
2019-May-12 • 82 minutes
The Standard Model Part 1
The first of a multi-part series on the Standard Model of particle physics. This is an overview of the particles that make up the standard model. | Derek’s main reference book: The New Cosmic Onion | Zak’s main reference book: The Theory of Almost Everything | The Standard Model on WikipediaThe podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | D...
2019-Apr-13 • 55 minutes
Domino Amplifier
Zak and Derek discuss toppling larger and larger dominos in a chain reaction. How does the potential energy work? What are the limits of the setup? | World Record Largest Toppling Dominos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODHofgWv2QM&feature=youtu.be&t=86... | The gravity-powered LED light: https://deciwatt.global/The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www....
2019-Apr-07 • 72 minutes
Bohmian Mechanics – Pilot Wave Theory
Zak and Derek follow up their Bell’s Theorm and EPR discussion with a survey of Bohmian mechanics, often called pilot wave theory, one of many interpretations of quantum mechanics. | Looking Glass Universe “Bohmian Mechanics- An Alternative to Quantum” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbRVnC92sMs... | Looking Glass Universe “A problem with Bohmian Mechanics? Contextuality” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz4CHI_W-TA... | Veritasium “Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
2019-Mar-31 • 63 minutes
Relative Motion (Not Relativity)
Zak and Derek discuss a drone flying in an accelerating car. Does it stay in place? Fly to the back, front, ceiling, or floor? (And does the plane take off?) | The original Reddit post. (The actual question has been removed, but the replies feed the discussion.) https://old.reddit.com/r/Physics/comments/8makbf/i_dont_know_if_this_is_the_righ... | Drone in a car YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjTj-tGPSWE... | Smarter Every Day balloon (and bubble) in a car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8m...
2019-Mar-21 • 73 minutes
Bell’s Theorem and EPR
Zak and Derek discuss nothing less than the fundamental nature of reality. They start with the arguments made in the Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen paper from 1935, which were then tackled by John Bell in 1964 with Bell’s Theorem and Bell inequalities. | References: | The original Bell paper (1964): https://cds.cern.ch/record/111654/files/vol1p195-200_001.pdf... | The original EPR paper (1935): http://www.drchinese.com/David/EPR.pdf | Bohr’s response to EPR (1935): http://cds.cern.ch/record/1060284/files/Phy...
2018-Nov-29 • 68 minutes
Climbing Magnets
Zak and Derek try to tackle the “climbing magnets” puzzle from Veritasium’s Youtube channel. Both taking different approaches until watching the result together. | | Video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0oNkO2YI-wThe... podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.in...
2018-Nov-22 • 67 minutes
Balloons Inside Balloons and Sweet Spots
Zak and Derek first discuss what happens to a balloon which holds another balloon that pops while inside the first. Then they try to tackle the physics of sweet spots on bats. | The balloon gif: https://i.imgur.com/96ld4oz.gifv | Sweet spot discussion starts 18:50The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitt...
2018-Nov-15 • 63 minutes
Fortnite and the Principle of Least Action
Zak and Derek discuss the physics of dropping in Fortnite and PUBG. | Derek’s Epic name: theHyperfine | How do you reach the ground the fastest? When should you jump? What do you do after you jump? | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_action... | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachistochrone_curveThe... podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagra...
2018-Nov-08 • 67 minutes
Encryption: Diffie-Hellman & RSA
Derek and Zak confirm they are talking to each other using the Diffie-Hellman protocol. Zak then encrypts a secret message using RSA encryption, which Derek then decrypts. | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffie%E2%80%93Hellman_key_exchange... | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_(cryptosystem)... | The Art of the Problem has a fantastic pair of videos on YouTube explaining how these encryption methods both work. | Diffie-Hellman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEBfamv-_do... | RSA Encryption: https://www.yo...
2018-Nov-01 • 68 minutes
Geosynchronous Orbits
Derek and Zak discuss why there is a specific geosynchronous orbit distance at all. Why can’t it be any distance? And why is the escape speed what it is? Why can’t you move 1mph and leave Earth?The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/ | Zak on Tw...
2018-Sep-28 • 65 minutes
How Much Weight Do You Lift When Doing a Pushup?
Pushup discussion starts at 11:12. | Our last episode on discussing the floating hourglass: | https://www.thehyperfine.com/podcast/3-floating-hourglass/The... podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketortilla/ | Zak on Twitter @phyzaks: https://twitter.com/ph...
2018-Sep-21 • 63 minutes
Floating Hourglass
How does moving sand affect the buoyancy of the hourglass? Or does it? | Derek takes a stab at a conceptual answer, but Zak works out some contradicting math. | The animation in question: https://gifer.com/en/AjtnThe podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on Instagram (and Twitter) @liketortilla: https://www.instagram.com/liketo...
2018-Sep-14 • 59 minutes
Does Data Have Mass?
Is your cell phone heavier when it has more data stored in memory? What about an SD card? Magnetic storage drive? Is there a difference? | Zak and Derek dive in to the physics of flash storage, and what that means for mass even on the smallest of small scales. Electron mass? Einstein mass-energy equivalence? Is there any change at all? | Original reddit post: | https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/74rboo/if_my_60_gb_phone_is_full_or... | Maxwell’s demon: | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s...
2018-Sep-06 • 42 minutes
Landing on Planets
Derek and Zak question how a bug zapper works, complete with testing on yourself…as only good scientists do! | They then explore a SF writer’s query on reddit, asking about the safety of people landing on planets by dropping to the surface while enclosed in spheres filled with water.The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperfine/ | Derek on ...
2018-Aug-30 • 25 minutes
Intro to The Hyperfine Physics Podcast
Derek and Zak introduce themselves and the podcast. | Join our listener community on Reddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | What the name "Hyperfine" means: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperfine_structure... | Three Blue, One Brown podcast: “Ben Ben Blue” https://www.benbenandblue.com/The podcast lives at https://www.thehyperfine.com/ | Join our listener community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheHyperfine/ | Follow the show on Instagram @thehyperfine: https://www.instagram.com/thehyperf...