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How to Learn General Theory of Relativity — A Self-Study Guide

| February 5, 2018 |
How to Learn General Theory of Relativity — A Self-Study Guide

General theory of relativity — Einstein’s magnum opus — has introduced to modern physics many new concepts such as dynamic spacetime, black holes, gravitational time dilation, the accelerating universe and many others. These concepts undoubtedly revolutionised our understanding of the world and now are an inseparable part of the fabric of modern science. Given this, […]

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5 Highly Recommended Computational Physics Textbooks

| July 23, 2017 |
5 Highly Recommended Computational Physics Textbooks

Scientific programming is an invaluable tool in the arsenal of a modern physicist. Hence today we will have a loom at 5 highly recommended computational physics textbooks. The books were chosen based on their content, price, programming language, reviews and a pinch of personal taste. So here are the 5 books with the corresponding Amazon […]

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Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning

| December 12, 2016 |
Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning

Throughout the last few years I had a chance to learn techniques of machine learning that I now used daily in my work. A few years back, not having a slightest clue what machine learning is, I was pleasantly surprised to find another rich study field to explore.  And the best thing about machine learning […]

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PI: The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars

| March 2, 2016 |
PI: The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars

In this talk Dr Victoria Kaspi of McGill University, an American-Canadian astrophysicist, who primarily investigates pulsars and neutron stars, discuses the frontiers of neutron star research. Neutron stars — compact exotic objects that appear due to gravitational collapse of a massive star after a supernova — are not only of interest to astronomers. Being made nearly entirely […]

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SETI: Searching for Planets in Alpha Centauri

| November 21, 2015 |
SETI: Searching for Planets in Alpha Centauri

The famous alpha Centauri system — one of our nearest neighbors in space — happens to be one of the best targets for exoplanet search. In this talk Michael Endl, a research scientist at the University of Texas, will review past and current planet search efforts that targeted the alpha Centauri system. In addition, he […]

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Leonard Susskind: Challenges for Early Universe Cosmology

| November 13, 2015 |
Leonard Susskind: Challenges for Early Universe Cosmology

Here we have a recent talk by Leonard Susskind. The presentation focuses on a variety problems faced by the inflationary paradigm and the physics of the early Universe in general. A particular emphasis is put on the measure problem in the context of eternal inflation. As always, for more high quality videos use the links […]

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Lawrence Krauss — Beginning of the Universe

| October 27, 2015 |
Lawrence Krauss — Beginning of the Universe

In this seminar Lawrence Krauss — a Canadian-American theoretical physicist — discusses the puzzles that physicists face when investigating what happened at the beginning of the Universe. This includes a brief introduction of the most important observations that formed the field of cosmology as well as the later theoretical achievements that have paved the way for […]

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Are Nanoparticles Alive?

| October 16, 2015 |
Are Nanoparticles Alive?

Dr. Amanda Barnard is an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science leader, and head of the Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory at CSIRO. She received her PhD in 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the prestigious senior research position as Violette & Samuel […]

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