Eigenbros

Juan & Terence

Two physicists talk about whatever interests them that week, and every now and then, something smart comes out. https://linktr.ee/Eigenbros

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Juan & Terence discuss the long avoided topic of the principle of least action and the euler lagrange equations. This is probably one of the most important subjects in physics. They discuss what the principle means and some of the finer points regarding it.

Nov 26

1 hr 3 min

Juan & Terence discuss how to be a chad / stacy tier physicist with the help of Gerard 't Hooft's webpage "How to become a good theoretical physicist" https://goodtheorist.science/

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Nov 19

1 hr

Juan & Terence discuss the nature of politics in physics. They discuss the politics in academia an how it can be navigated

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Nov 12

54 min 1 sec

Juan & Terence discuss Constructor Theory, proposed by David Deutsch and carried by Chiara Marletto. The theory proposes a new way to do physics besides using initial conditions and calculating trajectories.

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Nov 5

1 hr 16 min

This week the Eigenbros welcome return guest Jonathan Gorard (@getjonwithit), Associate Director of Research at the Wolfram Physics Project and researcher at the University of Cambridge. He discusses starting from spacetime being discretized, particles, emergence and much more

Oct 29

1 hr 17 min

Juan & Terence discuss Salvatore Cesar Pais, mysterious scientists who is responsible for a handful of UFO technology patents, and the plasma compression fusion device paper he wrote for IEEE.

Oct 22

1 hr 11 min

Juan & Terence discuss the winners of the 2021 Nobel prize in physics and why they were the winners. Complex systems, Replica symmetry breaking, and spin glasses are discussed during the episode.

Oct 15

1 hr 5 min

Juan & Terence discuss pros and cons of being a racial minority in physics and their thoughts in general.

Oct 8

1 hr 16 min

Juan & Terence discuss the different types of quantum computing qubits

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Sep 24

1 hr 18 min

Juan & Terence discuss life as an experimental physicist.

Sep 17

1 hr 1 min

Juan & Terence discuss the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect, which is a leading concept in the field of condensed matter physics.

Sep 10

1 hr 9 min

This week, the Eigenbros answer r/AskPhysics most pressing questions (top upvoted questions in the past year) whether they wanted this or not. NOTE: Apologies for the audio/video folks, we had some technical issues with hardware that were corrected in post. But we'll be back next week with things back to normal.

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Sep 3

1 hr 5 min

Juan & Terence discuss the powerful and modern physics mathematics known as Geometric Algebra. Geometric Algebra (Clifford Algebra) is one of the lesser known mathematics in physics, yet it is very powerful. The geometric product is related to complex numbers, spin, and other aspects of physics.

Aug 27

1 hr 3 min

Juan & Terence discuss time crystals as conceived of by Frank Wilcek (physicist/mathematician/nobelaureate). The gents give their thoughts about what it is and why its important. Quantum Computing, many-body physics, and spintronics are all related topics that are discussed during the show.

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Aug 20

1 hr 20 min

Juan & Terence discuss popular public intellectuals like Neil Degrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, and Michio Kaku. They also discuss the Intellectual Dark Webs which contains Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Joe Rogan, Sam Harris, and Jordan Peterson. The discussion is about the role of public intellectuals and whether they are good for society or not.

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Aug 20

1 hr 22 min

Juan & Terence discuss the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics and their thoughts regarding it.

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Aug 6

1 hr 23 min

Juan & Terence discuss Grover's algorithm. Grover's algorithm is one of the few quantum algorithms that hold promise for a significant speedup compared to the classical version of the algorithm. The Eigenbros (try to) decipher the way Grover's algorithm works in a more discussion based format.

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Jul 30

1 hr 19 min

Juan & Terence discuss quantum information and what it is. Entropy and quantum teleportation are a couple of the heavy topics discussed.

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Jul 23

1 hr 19 min

Juan & Terence react to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space flight on Spaceship 2.

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Jul 16

1 hr 9 min

Juan & Terence explain what quantum field theory is and what several videos on the subject. David Tong, Dietterich Labs, and Zap Physics have videos in the podcast that demonstrate important aspects of the theory. This video goes over how to quantize the real free scalar field (Klein-Gordon).

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Jul 9

1 hr 16 min

The eigenbros do a late evening podcast to try and tackle a modern quantum mechanical topic: the "Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser" experiment. They also discuss foundations of quantum mechanics.

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Jul 2

1 hr 8 min

Juan & Terence discuss tips on applying to physics graduate schools.

Jun 25

1 hr 2 min

Juan & Terence interview mathematician PhD, with a background in gauge theory, Timothy Nguyen. Tim along with Theo Polya wrote a paper titled "A Response to Geometric Unity," which went through the major flaws in Eric's Weinstein's theory of physics. 1) Problems with the shiab operator, 2) gauge anomalies, 3) Supersymmetry issues in 14 dimensions, and 4) a lack of technical details.

Jun 18

2 hr 29 min

Juan & Terence test their physics trivia knowledge by taking a couple multiple choice online physics quizzes. Take the first physics quiz here: https://www.britannica.com/quiz/all-about-physics-quiz

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Jun 4

1 hr 4 min

Juan & Terence discuss religion and whether it's compatible with science.

May 28

1 hr 6 min

Juan & Terence talk with guest Jonathan Gorard about the Wolfram computational model of the universe. They take a deeper dive into the more fundamental aspects of the theory.

May 21

54 min 56 sec

Juan & Terence talk about their background and what highschool was like for them.

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May 14

1 hr 1 min

Juan & Terence discuss Elon Musk's $100M Xprize for reducing carbon emissions.

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May 10

57 min 18 sec

Juan & Terence try to tackle Stephen Wolfram Path towards a Fundamental Theory of physics. Wolfram's theory uses computational models to try and find patterns with the most beautiful and basic laws of fundamental physics.

Apr 30

1 hr 7 min

Juan & Terence discuss the recent UAP sightings at USS Russell, confirmed by the Pentagon. They discuss the fastest UAVs and government black projects.

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Apr 23

59 min 41 sec

Juan & Terence attempt to tackle the monster topic of Yang-Mills theory. Gauge Theory, topology, quantum field theory, differential geometry, group theory, and more all have a relationship with Yang-Mills theory.

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Apr 16

1 hr

Juan & Terence analyze Eric Weinstein's theory of everything known as Geometric Unity, as a response to his release of Draft 1 of his paper on April 1st, 2021.

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Apr 9

1 hr 9 min

Juan & Terence discuss why you should do physics but also, why you shouldn't.

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Apr 2

1 hr 3 min

Terence & Juan discuss the recent news from CERN (03/24/2021) which could potentially violate Lepton Universality. This could imply problems with the current version of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and more importantly, a chance to discover New Physics.

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Mar 26

1 hr 1 min

Juan & Terence discuss three science articles of the week. 1. https://phys.org/news/2021-03-scientists-extra-solar-oumuamua.html, 2. https://www.sciencealert.com/birds-have-a-quantum-sense-and-for-the-first-time-scientists-see-it-in-action, and 3. https://neuroscienceblog.net/2020/10/31/quantum-consciousness/

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Mar 19

1 hr 8 min

Uh oh! Another political episode. Juan & Terence discuss conflict resolution with Alec Chapa related to conservatives and liberals.

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Mar 12

57 min 35 sec

Juan & Terence chat with special guest Andrew Dotson (nuclear & particle physicist / youtuber). They discuss Andrew's research, biggest pop sci influences, and more.

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Mar 5

1 hr 7 min

Juan & Terence discuss the origins of life and other topics with podcaster and neuroscientist from Rockefeller University Mason Hargrave.

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Feb 26

1 hr 4 min

Juan & Terence discuss what they believe to be the top four most important equations in physics. The euler-lagrange equations, einstein field equations, dirac equation, and the electromagnetic tensor

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Feb 19

1 hr 2 min

Juan & Terence discuss the possibility that Oumuamua, the fire interstellar object discovered, could be a UFO as speculated by Avi Loeb.

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Feb 12

1 hr 2 min

Juan & Terence talk with Associate professor of political science at Kentucky State University (KSU), Wilfred Reilly about race and politics.

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Feb 5

1 hr 6 min

Juan & Terence discuss what its like to be a physics major and tips to succeed in college.

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Jan 29

1 hr 4 min

Juan & Terence discuss the reasons why graduate school is difficult and compare it to undergraduate studies.

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Jan 22

1 hr

Juan & Terence discuss the parapsychological concept known as remote viewing. They discuss the strange experiments that were conducted by the CIA in the 1970s.

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Jan 15

1 hr 8 min

Juan & Terence discuss the different subfields that graduate students can concentrate in. Learn about what each branch of physics does in real life

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Jan 8

1 hr 6 min

Juan & Terence discuss the biggest breakthroughs in Physics inspired by the video by Quanta Magazine (https://youtu.be/D0-JbxX209g).

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Jan 1

1 hr 1 min

Juan & Terence bring you existential dread for Christmas. They discuss the Fermi Paradox and the Great Filter, the event which could be humanity to an end.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Juan & Terence discuss gravity's influence on the quantum mechanical wavefunction and xenobots.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 7 min

Terence gets into a beef with some prominent members of science twitter over a contentious tweet. Ex Israeli Chief of Space security claims aliens exist and they live on Mars.

Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

Juan & Terence discuss Google's AlphaFold breakthrough in protein folding and the mysterious monolith appearance in Utah.

Dec 2020

1 hr 5 min