Science & Technology


AstroMcGill Episode 44 – Anna Frebel

Guest: Anna Frebel (MIT).

Anna studies very old stars, almost as old as the Universe itself. We discussed the implication of their existence and how she is looking for these peculiar and very faint stars. She also posts videos sharing her experiences at some of the largest telescopes in the world. Check out her YouTube channel.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 28 minutes

 

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February 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 43 – David Nataf

GuestDavid Nataf (Australian National University).

David observes the stars in the bulge of our Galaxy to measure their abundance of helium and their ages, an important step to understand the history of our Galaxy.

HostJames Kennedy.

Duration: 22 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan

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January 17, 2014 at 9:56 am


AstroMcGill Episode 42 – Daisuke Nagai

Guest: Daisuke Nagai (Yale)

We talked about computational cosmology, and how computer simulations can help us understand many things about the Universe.

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and James Kennedy

Duration: 22 minutes

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December 2, 2013 at 11:31 am


AstroMcGill Episode 41 – Andrea Ghez

Guest: Andrea Ghez (UCLA)

Andrea visited the Physics Department to give the Anna I. McPherson Lectures 2013/2014 and it was our pleasure to record this podcast with her. We discussed her recent work on the supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy, and the observational techniques developed to indirectly observe it.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 25 minutes

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December 2, 2013 at 11:30 am


AstroMcGill Episode 40 – Anže Slosar

Guest: Anže Slosar (Brookhaven Nat.Lab.)

By observing the light scattered from very distant quasars, Anže uses hydrogen in the line of sight of these quasars to understand the 3-dimensional structure on matter in the Universe.

Hosts: Robert Archibald andSebastien Guillot

Duration: 23 minutes

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December 2, 2013 at 11:28 am


AstroMcGill Episode 39 – Douglas Scott

Guest: Douglas Scott (UBC)

He is a member of the PLANCK Satellite team, and we talked about the last results from this great cosmological mission.

Host: Ryan Lynch

Duration: 17 minutes

 

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December 2, 2013 at 11:27 am


AstroMcGill Episode 38 – Wesley Fraser

Guest: Wesley Fraser (NRC-HIA)

We talked about the Kuiper Belt, a zone of the outer Solar System, where the demoted planet Pluto sits, and the information we can get from Kuiper Belt objects.

Host: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 20 minutes

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November 8, 2013 at 10:57 am


AstroMcGill Episode 37 – Antoine Strugarek

Guest/Invité: Antoine Strugarek (Université de Montréal)

We discussed his work on the numerical simulations of the Sun’s interior and the link with the observations of the Sun / Nous avons parlé de sa recherche sur les simulations numériques de l’interieur du Soleil, et le lien avec les observations du Soleil.

Host: François Dufour and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 18 minutes

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November 6, 2013 at 10:43 am


AstroMcGill Episode 36 – Philip Muirhead

Guest: Philip Muirhead (Boston University). He is interested in the wide variety of exoplanets orbiting other stars, especially low-mass stars. We talked about the detection of exoplanets and the results from the Kepler mission.

Host: Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 18 minutes.

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October 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 35 – Andrey Timokhin

Guest: Andrey Timokhin (NASA/GSFC). We discussed his research on pulsars and their emission mechanism.

Hosts: Robert Archibald and James Kennedy.

Duration: 18 minutes.

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October 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm