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Black Holes and Holographic Worlds

Black Holes and Holographic Worlds

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Alan Guth: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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TEDx: Living on the Boundary

TEDx: Living on the Boundary

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

String theory is one of the most unique and in many ways elegant theories. After all, it’s one of the candidates for the theory of everything. But so what? What influence does research in string theory have for our everyday lives and our society in general? In this Joel Hutchinson aims to answer this question by […]

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PI: Interstellar Voyaging — An Evolutionary Transition

PI: Interstellar Voyaging — An Evolutionary Transition

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

So now, when the whole hype about Interstellar is loosing steam, let’s think for a while what are the real implications of interstellar travel. In this talk at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Cameron Smith explores the biological and cultural challenges associated with the possibility of interstellar space travel. Cameron Smith is an […]

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Exploring The Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone

Exploring The Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this recent video from the SETI project, Michael Way discusses his newest work on various topics in solar system research, mostly focussing on the study of the habitable zone in the early history of the solar system. Such research can give us a good idea about general habitable zones that scientists hope to explore […]

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Lee Smolin on Time Reborn

Lee Smolin on Time Reborn

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those who don’t know, Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist famous for his leading work on quantum gravity and being a founding member of the Perimeter Institute. Among the mentioned achievements he is also an author of a best-selling popular science book “Time Reborn”. In this talk Smolin introduces his book and work on […]

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Butterflies, Complexity and Signals to Bob

Butterflies, Complexity and Signals to Bob

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

SETI: Wild Bounce at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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