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The First War of Physics by Jim Baggott

The First War of Physics by Jim Baggott

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jim Baggott is a freelance science writer, who was once a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Reading. His written books include: Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy and the Meaning of Quantum Theory (OUP, 2003), A Beginner’s Guide to Reality (Penguin, 2005), Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments (OUP, 2010) and others. Today we’re gonna take a look […]

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SETI Talks: Finding Habitable Exoplanets by Oliver Guyon

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

In one of the most recent videos from the SETI talk series, Oliver Guyon talks about exoplanets. One of the main chalenges of discovering exoplanets is the fact that such planets, in comparison to their host stars, are simply tiny. This makes it almost impossible to detect exoplanets using conventional imaging systems. In this talk, […]

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More Free Books

More Free Books

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

It feels like a great time to update the list of free science books. The topic of today is textbooks in a variety of subjects. So here’s a bunch of free textbooks. For more check out our list and the list of 160 free textbooks at Open Culture. Physics Age of Einstein Calculus Based Physics […]

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Cosmology by Leonard Susskind

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In these 8 lectures Leonard Susskind,  the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford, introduces the basic ideas of cosmology. These lectures are a part of Stanford Continuing Studies course, which is a series of lectures dedicated to exploration of the foundations of modern physics. For more information visit the Stanford Continuing Studies page. Stanford | More […]

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Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great TEDx talk delivered by Dan Meyer. Meyer is a math teacher, who believes that our modern mathematics educations requires a major makeover. In this talk Dan Meyer presents his classroom-tested math exercises that encourage students to stop and think. For more TED & TEDx videos visit the list of physics TED talks […]

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New Physics Books (June & July)

New Physics Books (June & July)

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another month has passed and, once again, we have some amazing new physics books to review. Here are 5 top books released last month and at the beginning of July as seen on Amazon. For more book reviews visit new physics books section and top 10 physics books.  No. Book Cover Review  1. Bridge to […]

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Nuclear Physics

| July 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a 9 lecture course on the basics of nuclear physics. To support the creator of these lectures and to access the extra documents visit this link. freelanceteach | More  lecturesTopic list: Protons, neutrons, and electrons—mass and charge. Atomic mass units and elementary charge units. Mass number (A), atomic number (charge number, Z). Conventional symbolism for […]

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Higgs Boson, Physics and the Real World

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist specializing in particle physics and cosmology. She is also famous for being the first tenured woman in the Princeton University physics department and the first tenured female theoretical physicist at both MIT and Harvard University. In this video Lisa Randall joins The Deep End hosted by Walter Kirn to discuss some of the issues of approaching physics and science […]

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