Oct. 31, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions of the Universe


Get ready to wave hello to Jeff and Elon, we're getting back in the Highbrow Drivel Galactic and heading back to outer space. This week, we're talking about the frequently asked questions of the universe with Dr Daniel Whiteson and Pernille Haaland. Highlights include Dr Daniel explaining expansion, discussion on whether the black hole at the centre of the milky way is like a guard dog keeping aliens away and some a-grade nan chat.

Expert guest:
Daniel Whiteson is a physics professor at UCIrvine, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. He does research using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and is looking forward to meeting aliens. He is one of the hosts of the amazing 'Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe' podcast and one of the authors of the fantastic new book 'Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe' . You can learn more about him and his work at either of the two above links or by following him on Twitter.

Comedian guest: 
Pernille Haaland (West End, BBC, BBC3, “Hilarious” Time Out) is a comedian and actor from Norway. She studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and works as a freelance actor, comedian and writer. 

Since starting comedy Pernille Haaland has toured around the UK and Europe as well as doing the Edinburgh Fringe 6 years in a row! She was a semi finalist in the SYTF, Leicester Square and South East comedian competitions and won best short film at the Sunderland Short-film Comedy Festival. Pernille is currently based in Norway, Oslo.  Learn more on her website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.