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The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is relativity? “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity,” according to Einstein himself. This little anecdote jokingly illustrates one of the cornerstone predictions of both special and general theories of relativity — time dilation. […]

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Leonard Susskind Misc Lectures

Leonard Susskind Misc Lectures

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have three great lectures by Leonard Susskind, which do not come as a part of any of his taught courses. The first one, delves into the physical properties of time and the role of it in physics. Susskind introduces the view of time as it might have been seen from the point of […]

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SETI: Do WIMPs Rule?

SETI: Do WIMPs Rule?

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

What would Dr House (portrayed by the eccentric Hugh Laurie) do if he wasn’t a doctor? Believe it or not, the answer is that he would tackle with the mystery of dark matter (see the show if still haven’t) — the greatest mystery of them all  in his own words. But what makes the puzzle […]

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quantum Physics in Modern Mathematics

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quantum Physics in Modern Mathematics

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the old saying goes, the laws of the Universe are written in the language of mathematics. This sentence often ascribed to Galileo illustrates the deep connection between physics and mathematics. When it comes to mathematics, as used by physicists, we often view it as simply a tool required to describe ideas in physics. But […]

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Introductory Physics Playlist

Introductory Physics Playlist

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have another great lecture playlist with videos covering such topics as acceleration, Galilean invariance, relativity, Newton’s laws, pendulums and more. As always, fore more similar lectures, check out the links below and register for our email newsletter. Avi Rabinowitz | More videos

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General Relativity Playlist

General Relativity Playlist

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded any physics lectures, so it seems like a good time to update the free lecture section. Here we have a playlist of videos on basic general relativity. The videos cover a variety topics such as inertia, Newtonian gravity, space time curvature, the geodesic equation and more. For extra […]

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A New Paradigm for Cosmology in the 21st Century

A New Paradigm for Cosmology in the 21st Century

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this recent TEDx talk on cosmology, Mark Brodwin discusses his work as well as the recent discoveries that are shaping the field in the dawn of the 21st century. According to Brodwin, the recent discovery and a number of observational confirmations of the fact that the Universe is expanding with acceleration, will be the main […]

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Consciousness and the Foundations of Physics by Roger Penrose

Consciousness and the Foundations of Physics by Roger Penrose

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sir Roger Penrose, besides being a sir and likely the only person in this universe, who still uses an overhead projector, is a great mathematical physicist. He has a long list of achievements under his belt, but the focus of this lecture is one of the most controversial fields of interest in modern physics and […]

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