AstroMcGill Episode 60 – Gilles Fontaine

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We talked about white dwarf stars, and the possible existence of planets around them.

Guest: Gilles Fontaine (Université de Montréal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard 

Duration: 22 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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December 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 59 – Sara Seager

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Sara Seager was one of the invited guest of the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, and we had the chance for record a podcast with her. The topic of this episode was the search for planets outside of our Solar System, including planets that could be hosting life, and how we would detect those planets.

Guest: Sara Seager

Hosts: Sean Griffin and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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December 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 58 – Jim Bell

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During his visit for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, we had the chance to sit with Jim Bell for an AstroMcGill podcast We talked about exploration of the Solar System, and his involvement with Mars exploration missions.

Guest: Jim Bell (Arizona State University and Planetary Society)

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Sean Griffin

Duration: 30 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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December 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 57 – Marc Delvin

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We discussed galaxy clusters, the growth of large scale structure in the Universe, and Marc’s work on the MUSTANG 2 detector at the Green Bank Telescope.

Guest: Marc Delvin (U. of Pennsynvania)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Robert Archibald

Duration: 24 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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November 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 56 – Kyle Story

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During this episode, we talked about his PhD research work on the observations of the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background with the South Pole Telescope.

Guest: Kyle Story (U. of Chicago)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 15 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

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October 28, 2014 at 10:33 am


AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo

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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

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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

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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


AstroMcGill Episode 52 – Dick Manchester

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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

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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