Episode 18: That Superconductor Episode with Ryan North

this is the CLOSEST thing I could find to superman conducting an orchestra. WHAT THE HECK SUPERMAN COMIC AUTHORS AND ARTISTS?!?!? He has turned into a gorilla but has never conducted a symphony?!

So Arturo Toscanini Is Riding on a train. and clark kent comes up to him and asks for his ticket.


(click the link to see a video with some fun quantum locking!)

So today’s topic is Superconductors. You know. those cold things that float if you put them down on a magnet. How do they work?

guess who is back?! it’s our Pal, the duke of the internet: RYAN NORTH!!! You know what’s new with him? it’s the ADVENTURE TIME COMIC BOOK!


In other newsy news. we now have a FORUM! a place where we can all hang out and talk about physics and also my plans for world domination. click HERE to go there.

Also, we have a Store. I’m not going to lie, this podcast doesn’t cost all that much per month. but it does cost something. So I’ve started selling RAD T-Shirts (thanks, chelsea anderson!). If you wear them around, maybe people ask why you look so smart and then you can tell them about my titanium physicists.

Physicists: Fiona Burnell, Darren Peets

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_18_That_Superconductor_Episode

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2 thoughts on “Episode 18: That Superconductor Episode with Ryan North

  1. Way late to be commenting on this, but I only started listening to TiPhy recently, so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Anyhow, it’s been very interesting listening so far. For electrons swirling around in a loop of superconductor that keep circulating indefinitely, I was thinking that electrons moving along a curved path always gave off synchrotron radiation. Now if they circulate here without losing energy, they must not be radiating, so what’s up with that? Is it because they are locked into a quantum state and so can’t give off anything?

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