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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...

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...

Particle Physics in the 21st Century

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Elementary particle physics is entering a spectacular new era in which experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and at astrophysical observatories will soon start probing some of the most profound questi...

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.

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.

The Big Bang – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (Playlist)

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A series of short videos that explore a number of astronomy topics including the Big Bang, black holes, CERN, cosmology, dark energy, dark matter, exoplanets, Large Hadron Collider, Mars, relativity, and supernovae.

Natalia Toro on Fundamental Physics at the LHC

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Natalia Toro explains how complex collision data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being digested and examined and how it may set the course for the science of the future. Her lecture was delivered at the Perime...

Brian Cox: CERN’s supercollider

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"Rock star physicist" Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive complex and...