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120 The Planck Results Are Out

22 Sep 2014, 11:33 UTC
120 The Planck Results Are Out
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Rob and Chris talk about today’s Planck results and their impact on BICEP2’s measurement of cosmic inflation. There’s also a new orbiter around Mars, the Ig Nobles, and a way to spy on penguins… for science. Links: Penguin Watch: http://www.penguinwatch.org Planck vs BICEP2: http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.5738 The Ig Nobles http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/sep/19/ig-nobel-prize-british-researchers-win Boarding aeroplanes faster/better: http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/mythbusters-proves-most-airlines-board-planes-all-wrong-1636981904/+laurendavis [MP3 Link] Episode #120. If you have anything you’d like us to look at, or any questions you’d like us to answer - use the links at the top of the web page at http://recycledelec.com. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott. Credits: Audio content Copyright 2011-2014 Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Many thanks to Oxford Press Office for recording space. Podcast Image of lightbulb courtesy of Flickr user bazik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/).

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