AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo

@ Science & Technology

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

 

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

 

October 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 54 – Wladimir Lyra

@ Science & Technology

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

 

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

October 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 53 – Emmanuel Fonseca

@ Science & Technology

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.

 

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

October 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 52 – Dick Manchester

@ Science & Technology

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

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

July 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 51 – Sarah Burke Spolaor

@ Science & Technology

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

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

June 11, 2014 at 10:29 am


AstroMcGill Episode 50 – Coleman Miller

@ Science & Technology

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.

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

May 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 49 – Leslie Rogers

@ Science & Technology

Guest: Leslie Rogers (CalTech)

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

Host: Dave Tsang

Duration: 11 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan.

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

May 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 48 – Mariska Kriek

@ Science & Technology

Guest: Mariska Kriek (U. of California, Berkeley)

Mariska’s work is focused on the study of galaxies. We discussed how galaxies formed, how they evolved across cosmic times, and how they form stars from the gas and dust they contain.

Host: James Kennedy and Ryan Lynch

Duration: 23 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan.

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

April 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 47 – Falk Herwig

@ Science & Technology

Guest: Falk Herwig (U. of Victoria)

This podcast discussion focused on stars and how they create the “heavy” elements present in the Universe, in other words, the nuclear reactions that led to the expression “We are made of star stuff”. To view the videos mentioned in this episode, see this page and this page.

Host: Ryan Lynch

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: Mike Collicutt

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

April 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 46 – Jeff McMahon

@ Science & Technology

Guest: Jeff McMahon (U. of Michigan)

Jeff’s field of study is cosmology. During this podcast, we talked about his work on measurements of the cosmic microwave background and his involvement with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: Mike Collicutt

 

Get the Flash Player to see this content.

April 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm