Black hole mergers, gravitational waves and computer simulations with Dr. Maria Okounkova

A PCC professor, Dr. Maria Okounkova, explains her research on gravitational waves! What is Astronomy? What are gravitational waves and how do we detect them? How do simulations aid science? Where is the edge of our understanding in physics? Curious? Check out these links: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Simulating Extreme Spacetimes Masha’s Git Hub Astronomy Club James Webb Photos Music by JD Alibrando: Intro to Green

Courier Convos: Dispelling Magical Misconceptions

In this episode, anthropology professor Derek Milne deconstructs stereotypes regarding religion, magic and witchcraft and explains the participatory transformation of Halloween.   Intro music provided by: Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | Music promoted by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Courier Convos: Blizzard Entertainment’s Backlash Snowballs

Courier staff members Ryan Huynh and Tim Wu join the party and react to the ongoing backlash video game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment faces for penalizing a tournament winner over his broadcasted stance on the Hong Kong protests. The group also discusses the effectiveness of boycotting the company’s games and the new symbolism an Overwatch character has due to recent fan art.