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Podcasts about the science and technology taking place at the W. M. Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.


October 2005
"Violence in the Young Universe"
Dr. Charles Steidel of the California Institute of Technology talks about an exciting time in our Universe, marked with supernova explosions, intensely burning quasars and star formation rates beyond anything ever seen since. These events are responsible for shaping much of the large-scale structure that we see in the Universe today
MP3 (15.4Mb)


September 2005
"The Milky Way, Schrodinger's Cat and You"
Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta ("Raja") of the University of California, in collaboration with Sandra Faber, presents "The Milky Way, Schrodinger's Cat, and You," a lecture about the birth and evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way. Raja takes us back in time to the earliest imaginable instant in the history of the Universe -- an infinitesimal fraction of a second after the Big Bang. In this journey Raja provides evidence for how Quantum mechanics is responsible for the large scale structure of the Universe we see today.
MP3 (24.6 Mb)

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