Michael Turner

Mar. 06, 2015

One Hundred Years of General Relativity

Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity on December 2, 1915.

relativity, albert einstein, physics, michael turner, alex filippenko

Aug. 10, 2012

Amidst Rocky Peaks, Physicists Ponder the Universe

The Aspen Center for Physics, a mountain retreat for theoretical physicists, turns 50 this year.

physics, cosmology, astrophysics, higgs boson, extra dimensions, string theory

Jun. 22, 2012

More to the Universe Than Meets the Eye

The universe is full of invisible stuff. Take dark matter--you can't spot it with your eyes, but it outnumbers visible matter five to one!

dark matter, dimensions, universe, cosmology, dark matter

Jul. 15, 2011

Funding For James Webb Space Telescope In Jeopardy

Will Congress cut funding for Hubble’s successor?

space telescope astronomy funding congress nasa

Sep. 17, 2010

Strange Physics: Dark Flow, Fine Structure Constant

We'll talk about the mind-boggling idea that stuff we can't see within our visible universe could be causing gravitational effects on visible matter.

astronomy, cosmology, dark flow, physics

Apr. 03, 2009

Big Questions in Cosmology

In this hour, we'll get an update on the very small--particle physics--and the very large--cosmology--and find out how these two fields of study fit together.

cosmology, physics, origins, arizona

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Every Spring, This Bird Struts its Stuff

\tThe Greater sage-grouse makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year from late February to May, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.

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