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New Physics Books (September)

New Physics Books (September)

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another great month has passed and it’s time to take a look at some of the newly released physics books. Here are 5 short reviews, including useful links. For more recent books, check out new physics books section.  No. Book Cover Review  1. Complexity and the Arrow of Time by Lineweaver, Davies and Ruse (US|UK) | […]

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Quantum Entanglements (Part 1)

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here we have another great course from Leonard Susskind. In this course of 9 lectures, Susskind delivers the basics of quantum entanglement in modern theoretical physics. The course starts with topics in classical physics and moves to more complicated topics in quantum mechanics. Finally, the course is concluded by a thorough discussion of quantum entanglement […]

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Big Think’s Recent Physics Videos

| September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Big Think is a knowledge forum that aims to find and collect the ideas that manage and master the universe of information we live in today. Every idea on Big Think comes from our ever-growing network of 2,000 Big Think fellows and guest speakers, who comprise the top thinkers and doers from around the globe. As you might […]

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Topics in String Theory

| August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this playlist of 9 lectures Leonard Susskind comes back to the topics in string theory. The course begins with the descrption of the theory of reductionism and why many modern theories predict the end of reductionism. Later on Susskind touches the problem of reconciling general relativity and quantum mechanics and how string theory attempt to […]

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Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Inflation

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

As successful as modern cosmology is it is haunted by a number of currently unsolved problems, the most prominent of which include dark matter, dark energy and inflation. There are many proposed solutions that aim to explain these three pillars of modern physics — some explanations are based on new physics, whereas others aim to […]

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Benoit Mandelbrot on Fractals and the Art of Roughness

Benoit Mandelbrot on Fractals and the Art of Roughness

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Benoit B. Mandelbrot was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for his work on the “theory of roughness” and the development of the  field of fractal geometry. His other work include creation of the so-called  Mandelbrot set of never-ending fractal shapes and work on the mathematics of the stock market prices. In this talk, which happens to be one […]

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TEDx: Physics Meets Wall Street

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this TEDx talk Rick Nason introduces complexity and explains why and how we need to embrace complexity and let go of our ingrained complicated paradigms. According to Nason in an increasingly global world it becomes ever more important to understand the differences between situations that are simple, complicated and complex. For more TEDx talks […]

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A Course on String Theory and M-Theory

A Course on String Theory and M-Theory

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

String theory is one of the candidates for the so called “theory of everything”, which explains the different types of elementary particles and the known forces as quantum states of 1-D strings. In this course of 10 lectures, Leonard Susskind (one of the pioneers of string theory) gives the basics of the theoretical and mathematical […]

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