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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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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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The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of the Cosmos

The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of the Cosmos

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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RI: Dark Matter’s Not Enough

RI: Dark Matter’s Not Enough

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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