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#257 – Brian Keating: Cosmology, Astrophysics, Aliens & Losing the Nobel Prize

Brian Keating is an experimental physicist at the UCSD, author of Losing the Nobel Prize, and host of the Into the Impossible podcast. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Books and resources mentioned:
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OUTLINE:
Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(06:46) – Telescope
(12:10) – Beginning of the universe
(32:23) – Science and the Soviet Union
(37:49) – What it’s like to be a scientist
(56:45) – Age of the universe
(59:37) – Expansion of the universe
(1:07:37) – Gravitational waves
(1:10:49) – BICEP
(1:36:05) – Nobel prize
(1:59:06) – Joe Rogan
(2:06:21) – Recognition in science
(2:14:30) – Curiosity
(2:22:18) – Losing the Nobel Prize
(2:35:13) – Galileo Galilei
(2:54:00) – Eric Weinstein
(3:12:21) – Scientific community
(3:30:02) – James Webb telescope
(3:35:01) – Panspermia
(3:38:32) – Origin of life
(3:43:59) – Aliens
(3:49:41) – Death and purpose
(3:53:53) – God
(3:59:49) – Power

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