Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest: Dr. Paul Halpern, Dr. Nick Castle, Allen Versfeld

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout – Flashes of Creation by Dr. Paul Halpern: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, & the Great Big Bang Debate

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Today’s story:

  • Water on Mars…
  • Giant exoplanets!
  • How quickly the Moon cooled.

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Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we welcome Dr. Paul Halpern, professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His new book, “Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate” brings to life one of the greatest clashes of ideas in the history of science.

Dr. Paul Halpern is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the author of seventeen popular science books, including The Quantum LabyrinthEinstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat, and Synchronicity. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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