Episode 68: The Shadow of Creation
Posted Nov 7, 2016 by bn
Okay, lets get the spelling over first:
“The Sunyaev–Zel’dovich Effect.”
The idea is that the photons we see from the cosmic microwave
background will backlight everything that we can see. Most things don’t really interact with these cold photons… but some things can. The hot gasses surrounding giant clusters of galaxies.
and so, we can see the shadows of these things in the cosmic microwave background pattern!
OH MAN OH MAN!
The guest is Ted Leo, the dude who made the intro to our show!!
Physicists: Danica Marsden and Michael Zemcov
Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Exit Music: John Vanderslice