Monthly Archives: October 2014

AstroMcGill Episode 56 – Kyle Story

During this episode, we talked about his PhD research work on the observations of the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background with the South Pole Telescope.

Guest: Kyle Story (U. of Chicago)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 15 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo

Following her lecture for the Physical Society Colloquium at McGill, we recorded this episode during which we talked about supermassive black-holes and active galactic nuclei.

Guest: Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (U. Montreal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 19 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan



AstroMcGill Episode 54 – Wladimir Lyra

Welcome to the 4th season of the AstroMcGill Podcasts. This week with Wladimir Lyra, we discussed how gases and tiny rocks around a star combine to form the different objects of a planetary system.

Guest: Wladimir Lyra (CalTech/JPL)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 20 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 53 – Emmanuel Fonseca

The discussion was focused on pulsars in binary systems, which are very useful to test different theories of gravity. General relativity – Einstein’s theory – wonderfully predicts the observations of pulsars in the highly-relativistic environments of binary systems.

Guest: Emmauel Fonseca (UBC)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Chen Karako.

Duration: 22 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.