Ph.Detours

Alex, Jorge and the gang travel around the world to talk to real grad students and young scholars about the work they do and why they do it. From hiking out in lava fields to ethnographic studies of tap dancers, Ph.Detours gives you an inside look at the environments and the people who are doing some of the most interesting research today.

The Higgs Boson explained

We visit particle physicist Daniel Whiteson at CERN, where he talks to us about what the mysterious Higgs Boson is and how the LHC Is going to find it.

A quantum entanglement

How do you make something that has never existed before? Physicists Jeff Kimble and Chen-Lung Hung take us on an exhilarating adventure of exploration.

Quantum computers animated

Theoretical physicists describe how things are different in the Quantum World and how that can lead to powerful quantum computers

A quantum experiment

Physicists Amir Safavi-Naeini and Oskar Painter describe how they were able to measure quantum motions of 1 femtometer (0.000000000000001 meters) in a micro-scale object.

The fish detective!

Kate talks to Cara Simonsen, a marine biologist, about stalking fish in the name of science