Tag Archives: Theoretical Physics

On the Shoulders of Giants: Steven Weinberg and the Quest to Explain the World

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg was one of the world’s foremost theoretical physicists and a passionate advocate for science. Among his many influential contributions is the co-discovery of the electroweak theory that unifies electromagnetism and the weak nuclear force, a central … Continue reading

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Time crystals: A new phase of matter – and a breakthrough for quantum computing?

Google researchers claim to have created four-dimensional ‘time crystals. Time crystals are a new phase of matter that seems to evade the laws of physics. Just like ordinary crystals repeat themselves in space, time crystals repeat themselves in time. Time … Continue reading

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Symphony of Science – the Quantum World!

mp3: http://bit.ly/oRYyiV A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. “The Quantum World” is … Continue reading

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String Theory

How can we reconcile gravity with quantum physics? Why are there different types of particles? How can we verify the existence of additional dimensions? All these answers in 16 minutes! 0:00 – Introduction 2:17 – Strings and vibrations 4:03 – … Continue reading

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 Quantum music | Aeon

Katie McCormick is a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Physics at the University of Washington. Her science writing has appeared in Scientific American, The Conversation and Massive Science, among others. She lives in Seattle, WA.   Physics has long … Continue reading

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Does Time Cause Gravity?

We know that gravity must cause clocks to run slow on the basis of logical consistency. And we know that gravity DOES cause clocks to run slow based on many brilliant experiments. But I never explained WHY or HOW gravity … Continue reading

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Time Might Not Exist Outside of Our Minds, Propose Scientists

PAUL RATNER 27 September, 201 An employee of the Bodet Company carries a clock on March 26, 2014 at the plant of Trementines, western France. (Photo credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images) Researchers create a new theory of time that goes against … Continue reading

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Is Time Real?

Check out the physics courses that I mentioned (many of which are free!) and support this channel by going to https://brilliant.org/Sabine/ where you can create your Brilliant account. The first 200 will get 20% off the annual premium subscription. Correction: … Continue reading

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Hidden Dimensions: Exploring Hyperspace

Extra dimensions of space—the idea that we are immersed in hyperspace—may be key to explaining the fundamental nature of the universe. Relativity introduced time as the fourth dimension, and Einstein’s subsequent work envisioned more dimensions still–but ultimately hit a dead … Continue reading

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A new way to visualize General Relativity

How to faithfully represent general relativity ? Is the image of the rubber sheet accurate ? What is the curvature of time ? All these answers in 11 minutes !

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