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Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory

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In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's notions of gravity and space-time to superstring theory, where minuscule strands...

OPPENHEIMER LECTURE: The Higgs Particle: Pivot Of Symmetry And Mass

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Our theoretical understanding of the sub-atomic world would not be complete without the Higgs particle. Sometimes called "The God Particle", this very special particle generates the differences between the fundamen...

How much does a video weigh? – Michael Stevens of Vsauce

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What color is a mirror? How much does a video weigh? Michael Stevens, creator of the popular educational YouTube channel Vsauce, spends his day asking quirky questions like these. In this talk he shows how asking the ...

Michio Kaku: Tuning in to Creation

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Modern satellites pick up radiation from the aftermath of the Big Bang. But until we understand the Bang itself, Michio Kaku won't be satisfied.

Michio Kaku: ‘Tis Here! ‘Tis Gone! The Search for Heavy Elements

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There is going to be more and more debate and controversy as to what constitutes a heavy element given the fact that it only exists for a brief fraction of a second. Did it or did it not even exist at all?

Angels & Demons: The Science Revealed

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Why physicists would love to trap antihydrogen, but the Vatican need not fear..." is about the science behind Dan Brown's novel and the new movie "Angels & Demons" that premieres May 15, 2009. Professor Joel Fajan...

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

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Neil deGrasse Tyson says Newton's writings defy gravity by making his hair stand up.

The Higgs Boson Explained

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On Friday July 13 at noon, faculty and other members of the Physics Department helped the campus community understand the significance of discovering the Higgs Boson, the particle that was predicted by Peter Higgs alm...

The Evolution of the Laws of Physics – Lee Smolin (SETI Talks)

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Prof. Lee Smolin of the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada, author and theoretical physcist, will talk about the evolution of laws in our universe.

Michio Kaku: How to Program a Quantum Computer

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Quantum computing already exists, but on a truly minuscule scale. We'll probably have molecular computers before true quantum ones, says the physicist.

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