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How Physicists Created a Wormhole in a Quantum Computer

Almost a century ago, Albert Einstein realized that the equations of general relativity could produce wormholes. But it would take a number of theoretical leaps and a “crazy” team of experimentalists to build one on Google’s quantum computer. Read the … Continue reading

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3 Paradoxes That Gave Us Calculus

[…] Creator Jade Tan-Holmes Script Thank you to script writer Simon Morrow for your work on this video. simonmorrow.com Animations Tom Groenestyn Music https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Sources/Further Reading The History of Zeno’s Arguments on Motion: Phases in the Development of the Theory … Continue reading

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Why the number 0 was banned for 1500 years

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The Most Important Algorithm Of All Time

The Fast Fourier Transform is used everywhere but it has a fascinating origin story that could have ended the nuclear arms race. This video is sponsored by 80,000 Hours. Head to http://80000hours.org/veritasium to sign up for their newsletter and get … Continue reading

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Pythagoras twisted squares: Why did they not teach you any of this in school?

A video on the iconic twisted squares diagram that just about anybody who knows anything about mathematics has been familiar with since primary school. Surprisingly, there is a LOT more to this diagram than even expert mathematicians are aware of. … Continue reading

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Tsuyoshi Hisakado’s Spiraling River of Pi | Spoon & Tamago

OCTOBER 9, 2022 / JOHNNY Tsuyoshi Hisakado’s “River” (2022) on display at Ota Fine Arts in Tokyo For the first time in four years, the artist Tsuyoshi Hisakado had a new solo exhibition in Tokyo. One of his works was … Continue reading

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Tuning of Gamelan and Sensory Dissonance

n this video I focus on unique tuning systems Slendro and Pelog used in Gamelan music. I go through how they are different from chromatic scale and how they naturally emerge from timbre of Gamelan metallophones, similar to how chromatic … Continue reading

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The Mathematical Problem with Music, and How to Solve It | #SoME2

There is a serious mathematical problem with the tuning of certain musical instruments, a problem that even luminaries such as Galileo, Newton, and Euler tried to solve. This video is about this problem and about some of the ways to … Continue reading

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Cannon-Thurston maps: naturally occurring space-filling curves

Saul Schleimer and I attempt to explain what a Cannon-Thurston map is. Thanks to my brother Will Segerman for making the carvings, and to Daniel Piker for making the figure-eight knot animations. I made the animation of the (super crinkly) … Continue reading

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