Tag: TEDx

Robert Simpson – The Hidden Universe

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this TEDx talk, Robert Simpson, currently working in Cardiff University, presents his ideas on the hidden side of what we can see in the night sky using infrared and ultraviolet radiation. Robert also runs the popular astronomy blog called the Orbiting Frog, where he shares news but also develops online astronomy tools. Fore more physics […]

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String Cosmology: The Study of the Universe by Ali Nayeri

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

String theory attempts to describe the known forces and particles as vibrations of 1-D objects called strings. As many researchers working on string theory believe, it should in principle unite all the known forces, including gravity, with the quantum effects, which makes string theory a candidate for the so called theory of everything. And 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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The End of the World As We Know It

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this TEDx talk Robert Harmon looks into the far future to find out how the world is going to end. In particular, he overviews how, according to our current understanding, the earth, the Milky Way and the entire universe is likely to end. As always, for more TED and TEDx videos visit the ultimate list […]

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The Ultimate List of Physics TED Talks

The Ultimate List of Physics TED Talks

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a global conference with a mission to spread important ideas from the fields of science,  art, technology, design and business. TED began as a single conference back in 1984, but later became an annual conference held in Monterey, California. Due to high popularity TED events spread all around […]

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Telescopes as Time Machines

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Michael Liu was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and done his undergraduate work at Cornell University. His doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley led him to the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, where he is now a faculty member. In this TEDx talk Dr. Michael […]

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TEDx: The Particle Physicist Next Door

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great TEDx talk by a theoretical physicist Pearl Sandick. She talks about the work of particle physicists and particle physics in general. For more TEDx talks and other physics videos, check out the links below the video. TEDx | More videos

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How an Asteroid Can Ruin Your Day

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great TEDx talk, which, I think, is a bit overlooked. In this talk Phil Plait, a famous writer and educator, discusses what would happen if Earth was hit by an asteroid and how to prevent it. In particular, Phil discusses how an asteroid could be found, tracked and finally deflected or destroyed. TEDx […]

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