Category Archives: Dave Tsang

AstroMcGill Episode 31 – David Shoemaker

Guest: David H. Shoemaker (MIT). David is part of the advancedLaser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), and we discussed gravitational waves and how LIGO is expected to detect these ripples in the curvature of space-time predicted by Einstein.

Hosts: Ryan LynchSean Griffin, and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 21 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 27 – Maxim Lyutikov

Guest: Maxim Lyutikov (Purdue University). We discussed how and why pulsars emit radiation at radio wavelengths, and at higher energies in the gamma-ray and X-ray bands.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 19 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 26 – Brian Schmidt

Special podcast with 2011 Physics Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt (Australian National University). We had the honor of receiving Brian Schmidt for a podcast interview, during which we talked about his discovery that the Universe was expanding. Brian Schmidt, Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 27 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 25 – Christian Ott

Guest: Christian Ott (CalTech). We discussed the death of massive stars, called supernova explosions, and how we can try to understand them with computer simulations. Here is a link to the YouTube channel mentioned during the podcast: SXS Collaboration YouTube Channel.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 24 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 24 – Joanna Rankin

Guest: Joanna Rankin (U. of Vermont). In this episode, the discussion was focused on her work on the emission mechanism of pulsars, sometimes called “cosmic lighthouses”.

Hosts: Sean GriffinRyan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 20 minutes.