Episode 1 of "The State of The Universe" features Dr. Chris Kulp. Chris is a Professor of Physics at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and an avid researcher in the field of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. He specializes in Nonlinear Time Series Analysis. In this episode, we discuss nonlinear and chaotic systems and how he studies them. We also discuss the growing field of machine learning and its applications in industry and academia. Artificial Intelligence and its implications on the work force are also discussed. Chris can be found on Twitter at @cwkulp and his research can be found here.