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TEDx: A Late-Onset Physics Love Story

TEDx: A Late-Onset Physics Love Story

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emily Costello, age 22, has recently graduated with BsC in physics, however, she is not your ordinary physics student — her path did not always appear to lead to life in science. Throughout her youth she has written music and songs as well as plays and poetry. Art, however, in the eyes of Ms Costello […]

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Quantum Mechanics and Spacetime in 21st Century

Quantum Mechanics and Spacetime in 21st Century

| November 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this video from the Perimeter Institute public lecture series, Dr Nima Arkani-Hamed discusses our understanding of quantum mechanics and the physics of spacetime and how this understanding will likely evolve in the 21st century. This includes a detailed discussion of how we arrived to where we are now and what major obstacles must be […]

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SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

SETI: Close Encounters With Comets

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Dr. Peter Jenniskens gives an update on what we know about the comet Siding Spring (which passed Mars on October 19). Jekkinskens also covers the famous meteor shower that accompanied the close passage of the red planet and was detected by several spacecrafts orbiting Mars. Finally, other famous close encounters with comets are discussed. […]

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Our Mathematical Universe

Our Mathematical Universe

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Why is mathematics so spectacularly successful at describing how the universe works? In this talk MIT physics professor Max Tegmark proposes a radical answer: our physical world is not only described by mathematics, but that it is mathematics or, more specifically, it’s a mathematical structure. A natural question then, of course, is what does this tell us […]

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Quantum Entanglement and Superconductivity

Quantum Entanglement and Superconductivity

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this talk at the Perimeter Institute Dr. Subir Sachdev presents the topic of quantum entanglement and its role in the physics of superconductivity. In particular, Dr. Sachdev will discuss the frontiers in the experimental study of high temperature superconductivity and how it is connected to the bizarre quantum behaviour in black holes. For more high […]

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Historic Footage of Salam, Sciama, Witten and Budinich

Historic Footage of Salam, Sciama, Witten and Budinich

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a very special video of Abdus Salam, Dennis Sciama, Edward Witten and Paolo Budinich in conversation. Abdus Salam won his Nobel prize for his work on electroweak unification and became the first Muslim to win the Nobel science prize. Dennis Sciama was a leading figure in the British physics circles. He is often […]

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Lawrence Krauss: Inflation to Eternity

Lawrence Krauss: Inflation to Eternity

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this talk at the CERN Colloquium on Cosmological Physics Lawrence Krauss tackles the topic of cosmic inflation. The last decade or two have represented the golden age of observational cosmology, producing a revolution in our picture of the Universe on its largest scales, and perhaps also its smallest ones. One of the ideas that has in […]

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The Physics of Nothing

The Physics of Nothing

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this video from the World Science Festival we have another great panel of scientists discussing what we know about nothing. An introduction is given by John D. Barrow, who gives a short history of the philosophy and science of empty space and what role it plays in our universe. The other speakers include physicists Frank Wilczek, […]

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