Radio Physics

Radio Physics is for everyone! You don't have to be a scientist or even an aficionado to be fascinated by the questions and answers that you'll hear between 4:30 and 5:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Radio Physics is a new collaboration with top high school physics students from Aspen to Rifle, the Aspen Center for Physics, and KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale. Students interview one of the more than 1,000 physicists who visit the Aspen Center for Physics every year. You'll want to know the answer to the questions that they ask. Tune in!

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Washington Taylor

Washington Taylor is a professor of physics and director of M.I.T.'s Center for Theoretical Physics. His research takes a look at the fundamentals of theoretical physics related to quantum physics and gravity.

Patty Fox

Are there new fundamental particles beyond the known quarks, leptons and gauge bosons? Are these known particles indeed fundamental? Professor Yael Shadmi from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa discusses particle physics with Ricky Wojcik and Jane Marolt from Aspen High School.

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Dr. Alex Filippenko is addicted to watching total solar eclipses across the globe and is an active researcher of supernovae, active galaxies, black holes, neutron stars, gamma-ray bursts, and cosmology. He talks to local high school students this month about astrophysics and the joy of watching total solar eclipses in person. Don't forget: this year's solar eclipse is on August 21st!

Theoretical physicist Paul Ginsparg is a professor at Cornell University and a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, who created arXiv, a computer-based system for physicists and other scientists to communicate their research results.

Markus Luty is a physicist at University of California/Davis with a focus on theoretical particle physics and cosmology.  His current research is driven by the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

Radio Physics Hosts Prateek Agrawal

Nov 22, 2016

Radio Physics airs the 4th Tuesday of every month at 4:30, hosted by Patty Fox and local high school students.

Jörg Schmalian is the head of the Institute for Theory of Condensed Matter at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where he leads a research group working on strongly correlated electron systems and complex quantum matter interested in understanding new materials with novel electric, optic, magnetic or thermal properties. Before moving to Germany, he was a full professor at Iowa State University and Senior Scientist at the Department of Energy Ames Laboratory. On this month's show, he talks to students from local high schools.

Physicist Brian Batell talks dark matter on this month's show.