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Richard Feynman: The Law of Gravitation
56 minutes
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The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Neil Turok: On The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything
83 minutes
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In October 2015 Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) located in Waterloo, Canada opened the new season of the PI Public Lecture Series with a talk about the remarkable simplicity that underlies nature. Professor Turok, who was born in South Africa and now lives in Canada, discussed how this simplicity at the largest and tiniest scales of the Universe is pointing toward new avenues of research and revolutionary advances in technology.
Bill Bryson: On A Short History of Nearly Everything
26 minutes
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The writer of “A Short History of Nearly Everything” talks with Paul Willis. Bill Bryson was well known as a travel writer before his curiosity about why and how we know what we know led to him writing A Short History of Nearly Everything. This best-selling book is a lay person’s guide the investigation of space, time, evolution, genetics and all the other big stuff that has so transformed our understanding of the world. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?
Bill Bryson: On Personal Stories and Developing as a Writer At The Cambridge Union
73 minutes
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The UK's biggest selling non-fiction author since records began, Bill Bryson's notoriously inquisitive mind has spawned a string of bestsellers covering topics from travel to the English language, Shakespeare to science. his most popular works include 'Down under', a tale of his exploits in Australia, 'The Lost Continent', exploring small-town America in his mother's Chevy, and the Aventis Prize-winning 'A Short History of Nearly Everything'. In this talk he gets into a few personal stories, a short reading and lots of Q&A
Neil Turok: One Universe or Many
93 minutes
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The inflationary theory of cosmology, an enduring theory about our universe and how it was formed, explains that just after the Big Bang, the universe went through a period of rapid expansion. This theory has been critical to understanding what's going on in the cosmos today. But now, this long-held notion—which seems to suggest as-yet-unproven and perhaps unprovable features such as the multiverse—is under increasing attack. Through informed debate among architects of the inflationary theory and its prime competitors, this program will explore our best attempts to understand where we came from.
Neil Turok: On From zero to infinity, and beyond!
72 minutes
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The universe revealed by observations is spectacularly simple: spatially flat, with nearly scale-invariant fluctuations. Nevertheless, there are major puzzles: what happened at the singularity? what are the dark energy and dark matter? where is the universe heading? Until LHC tells us otherwise, these conundra are the most important clues to new physics beyond the standard model. Inflationary cosmology is the most popular theory of the very early universe, but fails in important respects. The idea of a "Creation from Nothing" also seems problematic. A cyclical universe involving repeated big crunch/big bang transitions may be more attractive: I will explain recent progress in developing this scenario.
Richard Feynman: The Relation of Mathematics to Physics
55 minutes
MY LIST
The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Richard Feynman: The Great Conservation Principles
56 minutes
MY LIST
The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Richard Feynman: Symmetry in Physical Law
57 minutes
MY LIST
The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Richard Feynman: The Distinction of Past and Future
46 minutes
MY LIST
The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Richard Feynman: Probability and Uncertainty
56 minutes
MY LIST
The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Richard Feynman: Seeking New Laws
57 minutes
MY LIST
The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell's extracurricular activities.
Douglas Hofstadter: 3- MIT Godel Escher Bach
60 minutes
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MIT's course discussing the concepts described in Douglas Hofstadter's masterpiece - Godel Escher Bach.
Douglas Hofstadter: 4- MIT Godel Escher Bach
106 minutes
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MIT's course discussing the concepts described in Douglas Hofstadter's masterpiece - Godel Escher Bach.
Douglas Hofstadter: 2- MIT Godel Escher Bach
76 minutes
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MIT's course discussing the concepts described in Douglas Hofstadter's masterpiece - Godel Escher Bach.
Douglas Hofstadter: 5- MIT Godel Escher Bach
98 minutes
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MIT's course discussing the concepts described in Douglas Hofstadter's masterpiece - Godel Escher Bach.
Douglas Hofstadter: 6- MIT Godel Escher Bach
107 minutes
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MIT's course discussing the concepts described in Douglas Hofstadter's masterpiece - Godel Escher Bach.
Douglas Hofstadter: 1- MIT Godel Escher Bach
62 minutes
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MIT's course discussing the concepts described in Douglas Hofstadter's masterpiece - Godel Escher Bach.