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Michio Kaku: The Theory of Everything

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Discovering the Theory of Everything would be the crowning achievement of modern science, allowing mankind to master time and space.

Lawrence Krauss on Cosmic Connections

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Professor of Earth and Space Exploration, Lawrence Krauss, isn’t immune to small irritations of daily living. However, he can see the bigger picture. In this secular sermon he shows how each of us is connected to t...

Spooky Actions At A Distance?: Oppenheimer Lecture

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Einstein's real complaint about the quantum theory was not that it required God to play dice, but that it failed to "represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." I shall use the rhet...

Michio Kaku: Einstein: A 50-Second Summary

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Dr. Michio Kaku once had to deliver a 90-second sound bite on Einstein's legacy. Asked to do the same for Big Think, he bends space and time and nails it in 50 flat.

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Lecture – Frank Wilczek

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"Anticipating a New Golden Age" Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fundamental physics is poised to take a great leap forward in coming years. An extraordinary instrume...

Big Think Interview With Lisa Randall

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A conversation with the professor of theoretical physics at Harvard.

Do we need String Theory for Quantum Gravity? – Lance Dixon (SETI Talks)

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The strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions all have consistent, relativistic and quantum mechanical descriptions in terms of pointlike particles, but Einstein's theory of gravitation has long resisted a simila...

Lisa Randall: Understanding the Large Hadron Collider

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The Harvard physicist explains the design and goals of the 27 kilometer-wide proton-smasher in Switzerland that physicist hope will unlock the secrets of the universe.

Michio Kaku: Fusion Really Is 20 Years Away

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Scientists always say that fusion is 20 years away, but this time the physicist says it's for real.

Segre Lecture in Physics – Mildred Dresselhaus

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There is much current excitement about the interesting advances in science and the unusual physical properties of carbon nanostructures, particularly carbon nanotubes and graphene, which are both of great interest at ...

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