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Special Science and U: Michio Kaku and Weiping Yu on the God Equation

In this special Science and U conversation, David Gornoski and Dr. Weiping Yu sit down with renowned physicist Michio Kaku, author of the bestseller The God Equation. Michio Kaku talks about the inspiration behind writing the God Equation, string theory, unifying quantum theory and relativity, the existence of other universes, the existence of a “hyperspace,” […]

Science and U: Oxygen Produced on Mars

Dr. Weiping Yu returns to the show with a brand new segment of Science and U. The physicist comments on the muon results that show discrepancies in the standard theory of fundamental particles. “I believe there are no orbiting electrons,” Dr. Yu astonishingly claims. Dr. Yu also comments on the news that MOXIE has produced […]

Science and U: Challenging Quantum Physics

Dr. Weiping Yu returns with another fascinating segment of Science and U. Dr. Yu and David Gornoski look back at the scientific landmarks in 2020. Dr. Yu notes the amazing feat of Hayabusa2 in bringing back asteroid samples and showing the difference between comets and meteorites. The physicist also comments on the claim, according to […]

Science and U: Bacteria Follow Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dr. Weiping Yu returns with another segment of Science and U. The physicist starts the segment by commenting on the discovery that says chemical-shuttling bacteria follow the Earth’s magnetic field. Are energy fragments the fundamental building blocks of the universe? What should we make of the 10-year plan by U.S. fusion scientists to build a […]

Science and U: New Kind of Electrons

Dr. Weiping Yu returns with another segment of Science and U. The physicist starts the segment by commenting on the development of a new lightweight molecule-based magnet that exhibits unprecedented magnetic properties. “This is a confirmation,” Dr. Yu says, “every single elements–atoms and molecules–have magnetic properties.” Dr. Yu also comments on the news that scientists […]

Science and U: A Better Way Towards Nuclear Fusion

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another mythbusting segment of Science and U. The physicist comments on some of the latest news in the world of science–news such as the development of a spherical tokamak reactor. Can this experimental nuclear reactor move fusion forward? “We’re heading in the wrong direction,” Dr. Yu says, “this kind […]

Science and U: Brian Greene Interview

In this classic episode from February 27, 2020, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, author of ‘Until the End of Time,’ joins David Gornoski and Dr. Weiping Yu. David starts off the episode by briefly reflecting on the trial of Julian Assange. Is string theory the solution to better grasp the universe? Are we really designed for […]

Science and U: Are We Living in a Simulation?

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another segment of Science and U. On the claim that there is a fifty percent chance we’re living in a simulation, Dr. Yu remarks says, “there is a fundamental problem in quantum physics” and this is why such claims arise. What can better explain our universe if not quantum […]

Dr. Yu on CERN New Particle Discovery and DNA Teleportation, Jeff Deist on the Neverending Lockdowns

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another segment of Science and U. The physicist offers his insights on LHCb’s discovery of a new class of particles. If every elementary particle has already been discovered, why are we still trying to discover new particles? Dr. Yu asks. How many types of particles are there? Plus, what […]

Dr. Yu on Hadron Anomalies and Fusion Progress, Ryan McMaken Takes on the News

“Whenever you ask people about physics they feel like it’s so remote. I believe physics should be intriguing for everybody,” says Dr. Weiping Yu as he returns to the show to discuss the LHCb physicists’ measurements of B mesons particles and their search for a more complete theory beyond the standard model. Dr. Yu also […]