Episode 60: Meters of Interference with Ben Acker
Posted Dec 16, 2015 by bn
Apparently if you get enough short-sighted old folks together, and keep them talking: they can, as a group, see better than anyone.
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
also, just for fun, here’s a photo of Hercules A, a radiogalaxy.