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Quantum Physics in a Mirror Universe

Quantum Physics in a Mirror Universe

thanks to brilliant org for supporting PBS Digital Studios when you look in a mirror you might think you see a perfect reflection but you’re actually looking at a universe whose laws are fundamentally different when we think about symmetry the first thing that comes to mind is mirror symmetry butterflies Rorschach tests and classically […]

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An athlete uses physics to shatter world records – Asaf Bar-Yosef

An athlete uses physics to shatter world records – Asaf Bar-Yosef

In the early 1960s, Dick Fosbury tried his hand at almost every sport, but never excelled at anything, until, at the age of 16, he turned to the high jump. But when he couldn’t compete against the strong athletes at his college using the standard high jump techniques of the time, Fosbury tried to jump […]

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Real Scientists Read Physics Love Poems

Real Scientists Read Physics Love Poems

Indirectly felt / but quite difficult to find / a dark matter, love. You keep me going / can’t escape your gravity / round and round and round. Light of my heavens / both a particle and wave / you illuminate. A quantum of love / Or more? The principle here / is uncertainty. A […]

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My Path into Physics (at MIT)
The beer with no head – Yummy Physics #4

The beer with no head – Yummy Physics #4

Barkeeper, one of your finest, frothiest beers, “s’il vous plait”. I want it so frothy that I get a big frothy milk-style moustache, Something I can really quaff and enjoy. I want maximum frothiness. What the f****! The beer foam is missing! The head is missing, the fluffy little hat! And you can’t have a […]

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Roger Penrose on Mathematical Physics

Roger Penrose on Mathematical Physics

I’m Roger Penrose Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford The subject of Physics very much depends on mathematics and we have extremely good equations, theories to describe vast ranges of physical activity I mean, how particles move, how bodies move going back to Newton most of what we know about […]

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Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark

Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark

Mathematics is a powerful tool in physics, describing everything from the shapes of planetary orbits to the properties of atoms. Math was used to predict the existence of the planet Neptune, radio waves and the Higgs Boson. Some think it means nothing profound, or that math is simply something we’ve made up to be useful. Others […]

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Collisions: Crash Course Physics #10

Collisions: Crash Course Physics #10

You and I have explored the rules that govern lots of different moving objects so far. But physics isn’t just about dragging blocks up inclines, or astronauts floating in Vomit Comets. There are also … collisions! And physics has a lot to say about collisions — whether it’s two billiard balls knocking against each other, […]

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The non-common sense of quantum physics | Alberto Casas | TEDxMadrid

The non-common sense of quantum physics | Alberto Casas | TEDxMadrid

Translator: Reviewer: Denise RQ What is common sense? Common sense is the judgments that we make on things based on our own experience. The problem is that our experience is very limited and it encompasses a very reduced range of scales, more specifically, physical scales: distance scales, time scales, energy scales. And the mental models […]

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Sir Roger Penrose: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

Sir Roger Penrose: Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

Welcome everybody to this public lecture entitled “Fashion, faith and fantasy (in the new physics of the Universe).” The lecture is organized by the Jagiellonian University, the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and it is my great pleasure and honor to welcome here among us Sir Roger Penrose, the very great physicist, very great scientist. […]

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