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EP94 – Understanding the universe at one coffee per year [w/ Achintya Rao]

Our conversation with CERN’s Achintya Rao started with everyday life under COVID-19 and went into the deep mysteries of the universe.

In the conversation, we discussed:

  • how do you talk about fundamental physics to laypeople (like Petko),
  • how can we bridge science and spirituality,
  • what’s the justification for investing in large-scale scientific projects,
  • what is the ROI of fundamental science,
  • what experiments are being conducted at CERN right now,
  • what is Achintya‘s favorite antimatter hypothesis being tested now.

We also casually invoked Feynman, Dawkins, and the Pope. Listen up!

About the guest

Achintya Rao is a science communicator at CERN, official CERN guide, and editor fo He’s pursuing a Ph.D. in science communication from UWE, the University of the West of England, in Bristol.

About the podcast

Ratio Podcast is a program for intellectually curious people. We’re having informal conversations, connected with or inspired by science. Bear in mind, we’re not experts on basically anything – but thankfully most of our guests are.

You can check out more episodes via RSS, in StitcheriTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Most episodes are in Bulgarian, but we do interviews with international guests, as well.