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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...

Michio Kaku: The Multiverse Has 11 Dimensions

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The physicist explains why other universes in the mulitverse could have many more dimensions—and could comprise Einstein's "Mind of God."

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.

Michio Kaku: Why Physics Ends the Free Will Debate

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Einstein believed that free will was just an illusion, and that awareness of this lack kept him from taking himself and others too seriously. But Einstein was plain wrong, says Dr. Kaku.

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

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What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Tha...