The Astrophysics Podcast

by Paul Duffell

Once a month, Purdue University's Professor Paul Duffell discusses astronomy and astrophysics with experts from around the world. Duffell and guests discuss supernovae, galaxies, planet formation, black holes, and the nature of space and time.

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant AAG-2206299.

Music by Brittain Ashford.

Produced in beautiful Lafayette, Indiana by Paul Duffell.

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Dr. Erica Nelson -- Watching the First Galaxies Form

    Dr. Erica Nelson -- Watching the First Galaxies Form

    How did the galaxies form and how can we learn about them? Professor Erica Nelson of the University of Colorado, Boulder tells us how we use the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to look back in time and learn about the initial formation of structure in the universe.

  • Dr. Abigail Polin -- A New Type of Supernova

    Dr. Abigail Polin -- A New Type of Supernova

    How do stars explode? It turns out there's more than one way, and Professor Abigail Polin has discovered a totally new way that stars can end their lives. We talk with Professor Polin about how that works and how scientists look at a supernova to figure out what caused the explosion.