Walkabout the Galaxy
ultralight dark matter; supermassive black holes; Ceres
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
What if the stuff that makes up most of the stuff in the universe is so lightweight that you could barely call it stuff? Ultralight dark matter is one possible way to explain the puzzle of the very early formation of supermassive black holes. We explore this and the intriguing origins of Ceres, and much more.
The Higgs boson
When the winds of fate are threatening to blow you off your feet, anchor yourself with the Higgs boson. With no spin charge, or color charge to make you dizzy, and acting as its own anti-particle, the Higgs boson couples with your mass to give you some comforting inertia and helps you stand up to all the forces in your life pulling you in different directions. While the Higgs boson itself is highly unstable, a little Higgs field in your life will help keep you grounded in a topsy-turvy world. The Higgs boson, be fit for life (Bowflex).
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Sargeant, Hannah; and Cooney, James, "Ultralight Dark Matter" (2022). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 200.