#18: How To Understand The Universe with Professor Daniel Whiteson


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Ever wonder what’s out there in the universe, but tired of being bored to death by bookworm scientists? Well today I’m speaking with Daniel Whiteson. He is a professor of physics and astronomy at The University of California, Irvine and is the co-author, along with Jorge Cham, of my favorite physics and astronomy book of all time called We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe.

I wanted to have Daniel on the show because in his book he blew me away by his ability to not sound like a scientist but instead speak in everyday terms while explaining complex stuff like dark matter, dark energy and other spooky things lurking out there in the cosmos.

In this interview Daniel shared how much we don’t know about the universe (which is a ton), the likelihood we could find life right here in our solar system, the 3 particles that make up just about everything (including you and me), what is dark matter and dark energy and how we know it exists, he touched on quantum mechanics, and much more.


Book: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Website: http://phdcomics.com/noidea/
Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe
Twitter: @DanielWhiteson

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