Monthly Archives: April 2014

AstroMcGill Episode 48 – Mariska Kriek



Guest: Mariska Kriek (U. of California, Berkeley)

Mariska’s work is focused on the study of galaxies. We discussed how galaxies formed, how they evolved across cosmic times, and how they form stars from the gas and dust they contain.

Host: James Kennedy and Ryan Lynch

Duration: 23 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan.


AstroMcGill Episode 47 – Falk Herwig



Guest: Falk Herwig (U. of Victoria)

This podcast discussion focused on stars and how they create the “heavy” elements present in the Universe, in other words, the nuclear reactions that led to the expression “We are made of star stuff”. To view the videos mentioned in this episode, see this page and this page.

Host: Ryan Lynch

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: Mike Collicutt


AstroMcGill Episode 46 – Jeff McMahon



Guest: Jeff McMahon (U. of Michigan)

Jeff’s field of study is cosmology. During this podcast, we talked about his work on measurements of the cosmic microwave background and his involvement with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: Mike Collicutt

 


AstroMcGill Episode 45 – Matt Mountain



Guest: Matt Mountain (Director of STScI)

We had a very interesting and inspiring discussion about the Hubble Space Telescope, and the many discoveries made by this telescope. We also talked about Hubble’s successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, and its potential to search for life outside of our Solar system.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 35 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan.