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Butterflies, Complexity and Signals to Bob

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Butterflies, Complexity and Signals to Bob

Here we have another video by the one and only Professor Leonard Susskind. In this talk he discusses a wide variety of topics such as complexity in physics, the paradoxes haunting our understanding of black holes, the journey towards quantum gravity and the work of the renowned theoretical physicist Joe Polchinski. The talk, as always, is […]

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SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Here we have a talk by Claudia Alexander who will explain the science background of some of the mysteries of comets including pros and cons about why we think comets might have brought Earth’s water, concepts regarding missing nitrogen in the outer solar system, and material the comet is made of. Finally Dr Alexander will set the […]

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Leonard Susskind: Quantum Complexity Inside Black Holes

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Leonard Susskind: Quantum Complexity Inside Black Holes

In this talk recorded back in October Leonard Susskind talks about the astonishing connection between the geometry of space time in black holes and quantum mechanics. According to Susskind, we are living in the golden age of quantum mechanics, when a lot of amazing research is being done. Quantum entanglement, for example has recently played […]

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Physics News of the Week: a Tabletop Gravitational Wave Detector

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: a Tabletop Gravitational Wave Detector

The last week of autumn has passed and it’s time to take a look at some of top research done last week. Here are the top 3 news stories, plus some additional links. If you would like to receive these news straight to your email box, register for our email newsletter. 1. Researchers Tackle Inner […]

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The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of the Cosmos

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of the Cosmos

Besides scaring everyone for a few months by apparently breaking the limit of the speed of light neutrinos are particles of profound importance in cosmology and particles physics. Despite its extraordinary abundance in the universe—billions pass through your body every second—this ghostly particle is notoriously difficult to trap, inspiring some of the most sophisticated detectors in […]

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Physics News of the Week: BICEP2 All Over Again?

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: BICEP2 All Over Again?

Another great week has passed and it’s time to take a look at the top news of the week. As always, here are the top three news stories with corresponding links. For more news and other free stuff, register for our email newsletter. 1. Gravity May Have Saved the Universe after the Big Bang (Nov […]

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RI: Dark Matter’s Not Enough

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
RI: Dark Matter’s Not Enough

The universe seems to be, for the most part, governed by rules that we can understand with some effort. However, there are exceptions, such as the elusive dark matter and dark energy. According to Andrew Pontzen, lecturer at UCL, the strangest thing in the universe is not dark energy or dark matter, but, rather, that our cosmos […]

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TEDx: A Late-Onset Physics Love Story

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
TEDx: A Late-Onset Physics Love Story

Emily Costello, age 22, has recently graduated with BsC in physics, however, she is not your ordinary physics student — her path did not always appear to lead to life in science. Throughout her youth she has written music and songs as well as plays and poetry. Art, however, in the eyes of Ms Costello […]

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