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How to Make an Apple Pie From Scratch

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Particle physicist Dr. Harry Cliff chats with Trey Elling about HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE FROM SCRATCH: IN SEARCH OF THE RECIPE FOR OUR UNIVERSE, FROM THE ORIGIN OF ATOMS TO THE BIG BANG. Questions include:

  • Why is carbon the David Bowie of the periodic table? (09:58)
  • How did Einstein prove the existence of atoms in 1905? (11:56)
  • What makes Ernest Rutherford one of the greatest experimental physicists of all time? (16:34)
  • Why is an English lab trying to make a (twinkle, twinkle little) star on Earth, and what exactly does that mean? (21:21)
  • How are supernovas important in making the elements required for life? (24:51)
  • How can a particle be left- or right-handed? (48:24)
  • Does an answer exist that fully explains the onset of the Big Bang Theory? (49:46)