Jul 27, 2018
In this episode, we discuss...
Michael's interest in particle physics and his work as a high energy physicist.
The difference between antimatter and antiprotons.
Annihilation and why the occurrence of antimatter collisions are more common than you think.
Constituents of a normal matter atom.
Measuring the gravitational effect between matter and antimatter.
The Grand Unification Theory and understanding gravity.
Why understanding high energy physics is crucial to diagnosing and treating cancer and tumors.
How high energy physics has led to the commercialization of technology.
The catch of using gamma therapy to treat tumors and what must be done instead.
Using accelerators to drive the production of thermal neutrons.
Ripping electrons off of normal atoms and how targeted annihilation can kill surrounding cells.
Cost-drivers of the current system.
Neutrinos and the DUNE Experiment.