Searching for Extraterrestrial Life (and the Drake Equation) – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Astronomer Dr Emma Chapman discusses SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), the Drake Equation, and other stuff about the hunt for intelligent life beyond Earth. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Biosignature video coming soon – hope you are subscribed and have notifications on! Dr Chapman: https://dr-emma-chapman.com Physics and Astronomy…

A Serendipitous Star (and most distant star) – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Dr Emma Chapman discusses Earendel (WHL0137-LS) – a distant star discovered by sheer luck, More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Dr Emma Chapman: https://dr-emma-chapman.com First Light by Dr Chapman (Amazon link): https://amzn.to/41RH7Ec The University of Nottingham physics and astronomy: http://bit.ly/NottsPhysics Deep Sky Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/deepskyvideos JWST Imaging of Earendel, the Extremely…

Is ‘Boffin’ a Dirty Word? – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. We discuss a campaign to stop scientists being called "boffins". More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Featuring University of Nottingham scientists Phil Moriarty, Martyn Poliakoff, Emma Chapman, and Oliver Gould. Here is the Institute of Physics "Bin the Boffin" campaign – https://www.iop.org/strategy/limit-less/bin-the-boffin And the Daily Star’s response: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/eggheads-want-term-boffin-banned-29574611 Brady’s other…

The Interesting Physics of Robert Oppenheimer (not the bomb) – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Robert Oppenheimer did a lot of interesting physics before the Manhattan Project and atomic bombs. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Featuring Tony Padilla from the University of Nottingham: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/people/antonio.padilla More Sixty Symbols videos with Tony: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcUY9vudNKBPJmX64Jay51cdZTKMz4ACs More Numberphile videos with Tony: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWL8KAJKO3WfHhJcWrJfjgfU Tony’s author page on Amazon: https://amzn.to/45AK4JK Check…

Bad Science and Room Temperature Superconductors – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Professor Philip Moriarty takes issue with a paper by scientists claiming to achieve room temperature superconductivity. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ The First Room-Temperature Ambient-Pressure Superconductor: https://arxiv.org/abs/2307.12008 Phil’s own retraction: https://pubpeer.com/publications/DBC836E90EFB5926817D2B2A98B55C More videos with Phil: https://bit.ly/Prof_Moriarty Phil Moriarty is a professor at the University of Nottingham: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/ Visit our…

Making of a Quantum Metal Song – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Behind the Scenes creating Shut Up and Calculate with Professor Philip Moriarty. Joined by David Domminney Fowler and other guests. Phil’s blog about this at: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/2023/06/06/quantum-mechanix/ Phil Moriarty video playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcUY9vudNKBMluNZrpoiFc-5buqD74JNs Golden Ratio metal song: https://youtu.be/nBgQPSUTWVM Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ We’re on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols And Twitter at http://twitter.com/sixtysymbols This project…

Shut Up & Calculate (Quantum Metal song) – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Physics Professor Phil Moriarty joins some friends to produce a "Quantum Metal" song – go deep behind the scenes at https://youtu.be/6cyOGRkqcQ4 — And Phil’s blog post at: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/2023/06/06/quantum-mechanix/ Phil Moriarty video playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcUY9vudNKBMluNZrpoiFc-5buqD74JNs Golden Ratio metal song: https://youtu.be/nBgQPSUTWVM Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ We’re on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols And Twitter at http://twitter.com/sixtysymbols…

A Curious Problem with Red Galaxies – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Professor Mike Merrifield on a new paper about Red Galaxies – and why that may cause a rethink about galaxy formation. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ The paper in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-05786-2 And on arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.12446 Professor Merrifield is an astronomer at The University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/NottsPhysics Mike Merrifield Playlist:…

Black Holes and Dimensional Analysis – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Featuring Professor Ed Copeland with a look at dimensional analysis and how it can be used on black holes, among other things… More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Biographical podcast with Ed: https://youtu.be/J1gBpcwAmNg Long interviews with Ed: http://bit.ly/CopelandGoesLong More videos with Ed: http://bit.ly/EdCopeland Ed’s University of Nottingham page: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/people/ed.copeland Visit…

ChatGPT does Physics – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. We put chatbot ChatGPT to the test with some physics questions. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Featuring Professor Philip Moriarty… His blog on this topic can be found at: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/2023/01/23/chatgpt-transforming-physics-education/ ChatGPT: https://chat.openai.com/auth/login More videos with Professor Moriarty: http://bit.ly/Prof_Moriarty See our computer science sister channel Computerphile: http://bit.ly/XqEDYi Visit our website…

My First Paper (Meghan Gray) – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Professor Meghan Gray discusses her first academic paper – pointing a telescope at Abel 2219. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ More videos with Professor Gray: http://bit.ly/Meghan_Playlist Professor Mike Merrifield discusses HIS first paper: https://youtu.be/9V_-0WbtSPc Professor Gray at the University of Nottingham: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/people/meghan.gray Infrared observations of gravitational lensing in Abell…

The Biggest Possible Black Hole – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Dr Becky Smethurst discusses Ultra Massive Black Holes – more information and book links below ↓ ↓ ↓ A Brief History of Black Holes by Becky Smethurst (Amazon links)… US: https://amzn.to/3u0b4BN UK: https://amzn.to/3VxlNPV Becky’s website: https://rebeccasmethurst.co.uk And her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/drbecky How Big Can a Black Hole Grow? by Andrew King: https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08502…

A Cosmological Wish List for the JWST – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Professor Ed Copeland – a cosmologist – shares his wish list for JWST discoveries. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ More JWST videos: https://bit.ly/JWST_Videos Long interviews with Ed: http://bit.ly/CopelandGoesLong More videos with Ed: http://bit.ly/EdCopeland Ed’s University of Nottingham page: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/people/ed.copeland Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ We’re on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols…