#61 -Dr. Sara Mazrouei - How The Moon Teaches us About Our Past!

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In this week's episode, Brendan is joined by astronomer Dr. Sara Mazrouei. Sara is a planetary scientist with a focus on The Moon and how we can use it to learn about the history of the Solar System. She is also a science communicator and the Space Matters Lead at the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at Western University. In this episode Sara and Brendan discuss how we study the history of the Moon and the Earth, what it teaches us, why public perception about science is important, why SPACE MATTERS!, and potential reasons why we observe a STEM Gender Gap. 

To learn more about Sara, visit https://saramazrouei.com/, follow her on Twitter/Instagram @scicommsara, or visit Space Matters at https://www.spacematters.ca/.


#60 - Artificial Intelligence is Biased Because We Are! | Featuring Dr. Chris Kulp

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In this episode, Brendan and Dr. Chris Kulp discuss the tendency for machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to be biased. How does this bias lead to a plethora of unintended and dangerous consequences?

Dr. Chris Kulp is a Professor of Physics at Lycoming College and an expert in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. He also specializes in machine learning. 

#58 - Dr. John Hoopes - Pseudo-archeology Tries to Rewrite History; From Mayan 2012 "Prophecies" to Ancient Aliens.

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In this week's episode, Brendan is joined by archeologist and anthropologist Dr. John Hoopes. Dr. John Hoopes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas and a Visiting Professor and Greenleaf Distinguished Chair of Latin American Studies at Tulane University. We discuss the prevalence of pseudoscience in archeology in such things as The Bible, hit shows like Ancient Aliens, and "doomsday" prophecies. We also discuss how these ideologies tend to rewrite and often times whitewash history.

You can learn more about Dr. Hoopes at http://hoopes.academia.edu/ or https://anthropology.ku.edu/john-w-hoopes. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kuhoopes?lang=en.

#57 - What Will Happen if The James Webb Space Telescope Fails? | Featuring Dr. Nathalie Ouellette

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In this week's episode, Brendan and Astrophysicist Dr. Nathalie Ouellette answer the very important question - what do we do if the James Webb Space Telescope fails? Nathalie is the Coordinator for the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Outreach Scientist for the JWST working with the Canadian Space Agency!

#56 - Dr. Chris Kulp - Machine Learning and the Big Data Revolution!

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Episode 56 of The State of The Universe features Dr. Chris Kulp. Dr. Chris Kulp is a Professor of Physics at Lycoming College and an expert in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. He also specializes in machine learning. 

In this episode, Brendan and Dr. Kulp discuss machine learning, how we can teach computers to think on their own, artificial intelligence, how your data is being used, how big data enables the future of machine learning, and a bunch more!

Figure out how much your data is worth at https://ig.ft.com/how-much-is-your-personal-data-worth/.

#54 - We Chose to go to The Moon 50 Years Ago! IT'S TIME WE GO AGAIN!

In this episode Brendan discusses his hatred for Apple, the Area 51 Raid, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the newest accomplishment of artificial intelligence, and more news of Fast Radio Bursts!

Ask us questions in the comments below and we will answer them! If you enjoyed this episode, leave a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts or whatever platform you listen on. 

Consider becoming a Patron by subscribing at https://www.patreon.com/thestateoftheuniverse or considering supporting the show via a one time donation at https://www.paypal.me/drachler. For more episodes or information about "The State of The Universe with Brendan Drachler" visit thestateoftheuniverse.com or follow Brendan on Twitter and Instagram @BrendanDrachler. 

#53 - Dr. Nathalie Ouellette - Exoplanets and the James Webb Space Telescope

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This week's episode features Astrophysicist Dr. Nathalie Ouellette. Nathalie is the Coordinator for the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Outreach Scientist for the JWST working with the Canadian Space Agency! Throughout this episode, Nathalie and Brendan discuss exoplanets, how we detect them, how many there are, the James Webb Space Telescope, when it will launch, what it will look for, why it's so special (and risky), galaxy clusters, and much more!

#52 - Could Fast Radio Bursts be Aliens?, Helicopters on Mars, Quadcopters on Titan, and Buying Tickets to the ISS!

I do many interviews but I only upload a few to my own channel. I thought this appearance of mine on the Kev Baker Show was particularly informational. Kev asks me questions from every corner of the astrophysics gamut! We discuss fast radio bursts (FRBs), aliens, going back to Mars, why we are developing a helicopter for Mars, sending a quadcopter to Titan, and NASA's new business; tickets to the ISS! 

The Kev Baker Show is a very popular radio show/podcast. Kev has nearly 100,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel found at https://www.youtube.com/user/TruthTube451. His show is listened to by thousands of people all across the world on iHeartRadio and other platforms.