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10 Amazing Facts about John Nash

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
10 Amazing Facts about John Nash

Saturday was a sad day in the world of mathematics: the renowned mathematician and a Nobel prize winner John Forbes Nash along with his wife Alicia died in a tragic car crash. To remember this unique personality, here are 10 facts about John Nash that you’ve probably never heard before. 1. Nash was an introverted individualist […]

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Consciousness and the Foundations of Physics by Roger Penrose

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Consciousness and the Foundations of Physics by Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose, besides being a sir and likely the only person in this universe, who still uses an overhead projector, is a great mathematical physicist. He has a long list of achievements under his belt, but the focus of this lecture is one of the most controversial fields of interest in modern physics and […]

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PI: String Theory “Legos” for Black Holes

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
PI: String Theory “Legos” for Black Holes

In this public lecture at the Perimeter Institute Prof Amanda Peet (University of Toronto) delivers a public lecture on how string theory can provide a better understanding of black holes. Prof Peet does research on various topics in string theory with an ultimate goal of forming a unified description of all fundamental forces in nature and particles […]

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SETI: It’s Life Jim, But Not As We Know It

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
SETI: It’s Life Jim, But Not As We Know It

Here we have another great talk recently released by SETI. Jason W. Barnes presents a rather unorthodox set of ideas regarding the validity of the conditions required to be present for life to form on exoplanets. As Barnes discusses, the prerequisites for life are thought to be: (1) a liquid solvent; (2) chemical building blocks; […]

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Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

In this recent video from the Nour Foundation astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, historian of science David Kaiser and philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin discuss whether physics can truly gives us a glimpse to the ultimate reality. In order to understand reality at the deepest level, do we simply need to fully grasp the laws […]

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RI: Four Dimensional Maths

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
RI: Four Dimensional Maths

In this recent talk from the Royal Institution, Matt Parker, comedian and mathematician, shows how four-dimensional shapes appear a 3D world. Matt Parker was an Australian school teacher before he moved to London where he works as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He writes books, appears on radio programmes and TV shows, contributes to newspapers, […]

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Black Holes and Holographic Worlds

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Black Holes and Holographic Worlds

In this discussion from the World Science Festival, Alan Alda joins Kip Thorne, Robbert Dijkgraaf and other renowned researchers on an odyssey through one of nature’s most spectacular creations, and learn how they are leading scientists to rewrite the rules of reality. Black holes as we know by now are exceptionally important objects in physics as […]

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Alan Guth: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Alan Guth: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse

An American theoretical physicist and cosmologist Alan Guth is best known for being one of the fathers of cosmic inflation. Along with Alexei Starobinsky and Andrei Linde, he won the 2014 Kavli Prize“for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation.” In this talk at Physics@FOM Guth introduces his work and discusses how the exotic idea of the multiverse […]

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