Science & Technology


AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo

Following her lecture for the Physical Society Colloquium at McGill, we recorded this episode during which we talked about supermassive black-holes and active galactic nuclei.

Guest: Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (U. Montreal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 19 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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October 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 54 – Wladimir Lyra

Welcome to the 4th season of the AstroMcGill Podcasts. This week with Wladimir Lyra, we discussed how gases and tiny rocks around a star combine to form the different objects of a planetary system.

Guest: Wladimir Lyra (CalTech/JPL)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 20 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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October 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 53 – Emmanuel Fonseca

The discussion was focused on pulsars in binary systems, which are very useful to test different theories of gravity. General relativity – Einstein’s theory – wonderfully predicts the observations of pulsars in the highly-relativistic environments of binary systems.

Guest: Emmauel Fonseca (UBC)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Chen Karako.

Duration: 22 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.

 

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October 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm


Infectious Music: How microbes have shaped our music

In this episode, Professor Joaquin (Quim) Madrenas discusses how certain diseases impacted the way compsers created music, and how these diseases influenced the way societies experienced this music.

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August 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm


Why We Love Music: A Neuroscience perspective

Professor Robert L. Zattore discusses the reason why people have continued to love music throughout history and proposes that affinity for music is inherently human (and undoubtedly neurological).

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August 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm


Nature’s Chorus: Frog Calls and Bird Songs

Prof. David M. Green enlightens us about various types of frog calls, followed by a lesson on bird songs by Prof. Jon Sakata.

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August 13, 2014 at 11:52 am


AstroMcGill Episode 52 – Dick Manchester

Guest: Dick Manchester (ATNF)

We had the chance to receive Dick at McGill for a special visit. During this episode, we had a broad discussion about pulsars, these very compact objects that we still do not understand very well, but that are extremely useful to better understand some areas of physics.

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 23 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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July 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 51 – Sarah Burke Spolaor

Guest: Sarah Burke Spolaor (CalTech)

The discussion of this podcast was centered on a new and unknown type of astrophysical phenomenon, called Fast Radio Bursts, very brief bursts of radiation disappearing as fast as they appeared.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 22 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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June 11, 2014 at 10:29 am


AstroMcGill Episode 50 – Coleman Miller

Guest: Coleman Miller (U. of Maryland)

We had a great discussion about the formation of supermassive black-holes, and black-holes of all sorts.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 21 minutes

Production: Mike Collicutt.

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May 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 49 – Leslie Rogers

Guest: Leslie Rogers (CalTech)

During this podcast, we had a general discussion about exoplanets.

Host: Dave Tsang

Duration: 11 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan.

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May 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm