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Paratopia 054: Dr. Dan Hooper

Our Undoing Radio

Paratopia welcomes Dan Hooper to the show. Dr. Hooper is an Associate Scientist in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was the David Schramm Fellow at Fermilab, and a postdoc at the University of Oxford. He is the author of two books dealing with dark energy and super symmetry: Dark Cosmos and Nature's Blueprint. Tonight, Dr. Hooper makes physics as accessible and fascinating for us as he does for readers of his books--which is to say, QUITE.Will Dr. Hooper be open to our questions of consciousness and the paranormal? Will this be the physics show Jeff has been searching for all his life? And what is Jeff doing back after we played a tiny violin for his two-month sabbatical? Clicky the linky and wonder no more!

1hr 47mins

2 Sep 2022

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THINK THEORY RADIO - COSMOLOGY WITH DAN HOOPER - 06.25.22

WCPT 820 AM

On this episode of Think Theory Radio we welcome back astrophysicist Dan Hooper!From the subatomic level of muons and sleptons to the macroscopic view of the universe we delve into some of the most recent discoveries and experiments in particle and astrophysics. What is the Large Hadron Collider and what will scientists be looking for when it's powered back up in July? How will the new James Webb Space Telescope help research the history of the universe?Plus, what does the Sci-Fi genre get wrong and right with physics?!

52mins

26 Jun 2022

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Solving The Biggest Mysteries Of Our Universe, With Dan Hooper

Big Brains

Why does our universe work the way it does? What are its laws? How did it start with the Big Bang‚ and how will it end? Scientists like Prof. Dan Hooper from the University of Chicago use something called the Standard Model of Physics to explain our universe, but there’s one big problem: The model has black hole-sized gaps in it. What is dark matter? What is dark energy and why does it make up 70 percent of our universe? Where is all the anti-matter? Hooper says it will probably take a paradigm-shifting discovery to answer these questions, and that those are a once-in-a-lifetime event. But, this year, something called the muon G-2 experiment at UChicago-affiliated Fermilab may have been just that discovery. It threatens to break the “standard model” and open a whole new kind of physics. Hooper explains it all, and responds to our previous episode with Harvard’s Avi Loeb about aliens.

31mins

3 Jun 2021

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#86 - Dr. Dan Hooper - New Physics or Faulty Calculations? All About the Muon g-2 Experiment

The State of The Universe

Rate the show 5 stars on Apple Pods! Seriously, do it now.  Episode 86 features particle physicist and cosmologist Dr. Dan Hooper. We discuss the recent Muon g-2 experiment results and what they tell us about the potential for new physics! Get 20% off all CBD products from Premium Jane by going to https://premiumjane.com/universe or by using code name Universe at checkout. Thank you to Premium Jane for sponsoring the show! Dan is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.  Check out Dan's podcast Why This Universe? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-this-universe/id1523312400. Dan's newest book At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds is available now wherever books are sold. Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Time-Exploring-Mysteries-Essentials/dp/0691183562/. Follow Dan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanHooperAstro. His previous books Nature's Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force and Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe's Missing Mass and Energy can be found on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061558362/ and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061130338/, respectively. Thank you to Chris Kulp for allowing us to use his music in this episode. More of his music can be found at https://soundcloud.com/user-826384097. Subscribe to the show on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/TheStateoftheuniverse?sub_confirmation=1 Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

1hr 4mins

24 May 2021

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THINK THEORY RADIO - THE QUANTUM EXPERIENCE W/ASTROPHYSICIST DAN HOOPER- 2.13.21

WCPT 820 AM

On this episode of Think Theory Radio we are once again joined by Fermilab & University of Chicago Astrophysicist/Cosmologist Dan Hooper! This time we delve into the world of quantum mechanics, quantum entanglement, parallel universes, and extra dimensions. Plus, not only is Dan Hooper an expert physicist, he's also an accomplished musician in the band "The Congregation" so we talk music, how it relates to physics, & the sounds of the universe! The song "Right Now Everything" is played with permission by The Congregation © 2021

56mins

15 Feb 2021

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"Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds" with Dr Dan Hooper

Bridging the Gaps: A Portal for Curious Minds

Scientists now have a good understanding of how our universe evolved over the past 13.8 billion years, but we know very little about what happened in the first few seconds after the Big Bang. Dr Dan Hooper, a senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Lab and a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, emphasises that understanding the earliest moments of the universe is vital to tackle, and to decipher mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy. In his book “At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds” Hooper outlines four foundational questions as puzzles that we must solve and the key to solving these puzzles is in understanding what happened at the very beginning of our universe. In this episode of Bridging the Gaps I speak with Dr Dan Hooper. We discuss intriguing questions and fascinating research that he presents in the book “At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds”. At the start of the book Hooper gives a thorough description of the timeline of how we got here where we are now from the Big Bang to the present day and how did our universe evolve over the past 13.8 billion years; he presents this narrative backwards, from the present time to the Big Bang. I open our conversation by asking him to describe this timeline and this journey from the present day to the Big Bang. We then discuss the four puzzles that Hooper outlines in the book and examine that understanding what happened in the first few seconds after the Big Bang holds the key to solving these puzzles. We also discuss the progress that is being made in developing a theory of everything, gravitational waves and his views on the multi universe theory. This has been a fascinating discussion with a very passionate researcher.For more in-depth discussions with researchers and thought leaders, reach us at: https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/ https://soundcloud.com/bridging-the-gapsCompliment Professor Hooper’s insights with equally fascinating discussion with Dr Katie Mack “The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)” [https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/2020/08/the-end-of-everything-astrophysically-speaking-with-dr-katie-mack/], and then listen to discussion with Nasa’s Spitzer project scientist Michael Werner “Spitzer Space Telescope: Discovering “More Things in the Heavens” [https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/2019/07/spitzer-space-telescope-discovering-more-things-in-the-heavens-with-nasas-spitzer-project-scientist-michael-werner/].

56mins

20 Sep 2020

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#79 - Dr. Dan Hooper - Did NASA Really Detect a Parallel Universe!?!?

The State of The Universe

Rate the show 5 stars wherever you listen in order to solve world hunger... don't be selfish. Episode 79 features particle physicist and cosmologist Dr. Dan Hooper. We discuss that time "NASA Detected a Parallel Universe" and whether that story is fact or fiction. We also discuss the biggest problems in astrophysics - from dark matter to dark energy to the beginning of time, how can we solve these? Dan is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.  Check out Dan's podcast Why This Universe? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-this-universe/id1523312400. Dan's newest book At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds is available now wherever books are sold. Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Time-Exploring-Mysteries-Essentials/dp/0691183562/. Follow Dan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanHooperAstro. His previous books Nature's Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force and Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe's Missing Mass and Energy can be found on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061558362/ and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061130338/, respectively. Support the show by leaving a rating or a review and subscribing to receive future content. Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about The State of The Universe join the mailing list at thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow the show on social media.

1hr 28mins

27 Aug 2020

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THINK THEORY RADIO - DARK MATTER, DYSON SPHERES, & DAN HOOPER - 8.22.20

WCPT 820 AM

On this episode of Think Theory Radio we welcome back Dan Hooper - cosmologist, theoretical astrophysicist, & senior scientist at Fermilab, for a discussion about dark matter/dark energy, black holes, & how an advanced civilization could harness the energy of nearby stars to avoid the ever accelerating expansion of the universe. That & much more!

49mins

24 Aug 2020

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MS-095_ Graduating College with a Career-ready Degrees-Executive Director Dan Hooper shares how Scholarshot prepares its scholoars to graduate from college with less than $4,000 in debt.

Mentor Select: Parenting Teens To Be Successful Adults

ScholarShot was founded in 2009 by concerned business professionals, educators and community volunteers who saw numerous well-meaning college advisement and “access” programs failing at-risk students. In Texas, 9 out of 10 of these students who get into college drop out. ScholarShot has developed a proven model of academic navigation, personal guidance and financial support that reverses this outcome with 90% of our Scholars succeeding in earning life-changing vocational, associate or undergraduate degrees. Leveraging the success of the ScholarShot model, our Degree Dallas Campaign is on track to produce 500 first generation college degrees from Dallas County.

31mins

13 May 2020

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94. Dan Hooper: Our Universe’s First Seconds

Town Hall Seattle Science Series

Scientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. Astrophysicist Dan Hooper revealed new understanding about this mysterious period of time at the beginning of cosmic history with his book At the Edge of Time. Hooper grappled with the extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world. Hooper examined how we are using the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang and test promising theories for how and why our universe came to contain so much matter and so little antimatter. He shared insight from the precipice of new discoveries about how dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and how new telescopes are allowing us to lift the veil on the era of cosmic inflation which led to the creation of our world as we know it. Join Hooper for a chance to wrestle with the mysteries surrounding the Big Bang, and an accessible investigation of our universe and its origin. Dan Hooper is a senior scientist and the head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Dark Cosmos and Nature’s Blueprint. Presented by Town Hall Seattle. Recorded live in The Forum on November 8, 2019. 

1hr 15mins

2 Dec 2019

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