The Future of Fundamental Physics
October 20, 2010 3:33 PM Subscribe
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Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani
gave a series of five Messenger lectures
on "The Future of Fundamental Physics" at Cornell University two weeks ago. 1 3 4 5
Formerly a professor at Harvard, Arkani-Hamed currently sits on the faculty at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where Einstein served from 1933 until his death in 1955.
Previous distinguished speakers in physics for the Messenger lectures include Richard Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Robert Millikan.
These Messenger lectures are intended for a general audience with some physics background.
Lecture 1: "Setting the Stage: Space-time and Quantum Mechanics"
Lecture 2: "Our "Standard Models" of Particle Physics and Cosmology, and their Discontents" (sadly not posted, perhaps due to recording problems... maybe it will come up later)
Lecture 3: "Space-Time is Doomed: What Replaces It?"
Lecture 4: "Why Is There a Macroscopic Universe?"
Lecture 5: "A New Golden Age of Experiments: What We Might Know By 2020?"