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The Take: Big Ideas Explained in Under 5 Minutes
A podcast from Brandeis University.
Mar 10, 2020
Who was the ancient warrior Queen Boudica?
After her epic battle with the ancient Romans, Boudica was described as an aggrieved wife, mother, queen, freedom fighter, rebel and religious hero. Brandeis Assistant professor of classical studies Caitlin Gillespie sorts fact from fiction.
Oct 8, 2019
What are intersectionality, privilege and positionality?
Brandeis vice president for diversity Mark Brimhall-Vargas explains these controversial topics in under 5 minutes.
Jul 8, 2019
The fate of the universe rests on the Hubble constant, so why can't we figure out its value?
Brandeis assistant professor of physics Marcelle Soares-Santos explains why the constant is so difficult to calculate and how her new approach might finally get it right.
May 24, 2019
Business Mergers: Are they good or bad?
Brandeis International Business School professor Ben Gomes-Casseres explains why some companies are growing bigger while others are decentralizing.
Jan 18, 2019
Robot eels, muscle shirts and other ways active matter will revolutionize the future
Brandeis physicist Seth Fraden explains what active matter is and how it can be used to create machines and materials that behave like living organisms.
Nov 8, 2018
A truly mind-blowing theory in physics: The universe is a hologram
Brandeis University's Matthew Headrick explains why scientists believe reality is two-dimensional surface projecting a 3D image.