Quanta Science Podcast

Listen to Quanta Magazine's in-depth news stories about developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences. Quanta, an editorially independent magazine published by the Simons Foundation, seeks to enhance public understanding of basic research. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 19m. Bisher sind 181 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 12 hours 1 minute


Rumbles on Mars Raise Hopes of Underground Magma Flows

The new volcanic fissures are more otherworldly than they first appear.


 2021-02-01  22m

Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem

Long considered solved, David Hilbert’s question about seventh-degree polynomials is leading researchers to a new web of mathematical connections.


 2021-01-14  20m

A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life

Inside cells, droplets of biomolecules called condensates merge, divide and dissolve. Their dance may regulate vital processes.


 2021-01-07  28m

The Mystery of Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoes have all but shut down the powerhouses of their cells. Scientists are still trying to understand the plants’ unorthodox survival strategy.


 2020-12-21  12m

The New History of the Milky Way

Over the past two years, astronomers have rewritten the story of our galaxy.


 2020-12-15  16m

Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology

An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory of how the world comes together.


 2020-11-19  23m

The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information, which seems impossible by definition. The work appears to resolve a paradox that Stephen Hawking first described five decades ago.


 2020-10-29  37m

Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light

Recent experiments show that particles should be able to go faster than light when they quantum mechanically “tunnel” through walls.


 2020-10-20  22m

Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record

After 44 years, there’s finally a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem.


 2020-10-08  19m

Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health

Research hints that the energy-generating organelles of cells may play a surprisingly pivotal role in mediating anxiety and depression.


 2020-08-10  17m