Episode 60: Meters of Interference with Ben Acker

AWWW YEAAAHHHH

Apparently if you get enough short-sighted old folks together, and keep them talking: they can, as a group, see better than anyone.

this is an artists rendition of the ALMA interferometer array that we talk about on the show. i got it off wikipedia.

this is an artists rendition of the ALMA interferometer array that we talk about on the show. i got it off wikipedia.

It sounds crazy, but our radio telescopes use it to see very very clearly. The trick called “radio interferometry”, and it’s used to see so deep into the dark, you can’t even IMAGINE!

it’s an AWESOME episode, and our guest is one of our eras greatest podcasters! It’s Ben Acker one of the co-authors of the thrilling adventure hour, which now exists as comic books and live shows.

One of our experts this week is sabrina stierwalt, host of the everyday einstein podcast. So why doesn’t rupinder have a podcast?

Physicists: Rupinder Brar, Sabrina Stierwalt

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_60_Meters_Of_Interference

also, just for fun, here’s a photo of Hercules A, a radiogalaxy.

A_Multi-Wavelength_View_of_Radio_Galaxy_Hercules_A

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