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Quantum Information: a Scientific and Technological Revolution for the 21st Century

by William Phillips
Quantum Information: a Scientific and Technological Revolution for the 21st Century
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 564 views
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Two of the great scientific and technical revolutions of the 20th century were the discovery of the quantum nature of the submicroscopic world, and the advent of information science and engineering. Both of these have had a profound effect not only o....

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Biomimetic adhesive microstructures

by Stanislav Gorb
Biomimetic adhesive microstructures
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 720 views
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Stanislav Gorb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Kiel, Germany, with an interest in functional morphology and biomechanics. Here he discusses clustering as a form of self-assembly, and applications in adhesion.

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The Fundamental Aspect of Chemistry in 1 Minute, the Periodic Table, and Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics

by Harry Kroto
The Fundamental Aspect of Chemistry in 1 Minute, the Periodic Table, and Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics
for 14-18 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-18 and upwards | 4 years ago | 739 views
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A brief explanation of quantum mechanics, and how it is related to the periodic table and all of life

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The cell cycle and cancer

by Tim Hunt
The cell cycle and cancer
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 778 views
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It was in 1882 that Walther Flemming published drawings of chromosomes lining up in mitosis and parting equally to the daughters of cell division, and 20 years later that Theodor Boveri explained the significance of the chromosome dance in terms of t....

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Four Horsemen of the 21st Century Apocalypse

by Harry Kroto
Four Horsemen of the 21st Century Apocalypse
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 822 views
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The ‘Common Sense’ that is needed to survive does not necessarily provide correct answers to the way the Universe works.  Science is actually not that old, it really only started in about the 16th Century and was a byproduct of ‘The Enlightenm....

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Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat

by David Wineland
Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1054 views
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In 1935, Erwin Schrödinger, one of the inventors of quantum mechanics, illustrated his discomfort with the theory by pointing out that its extension to the macroscopic world could lead to bizarre situations such as a cat being simultaneously alive a....

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The Quantum Mechanics of Light: Interference, Entanglement – and Ghosts

by Roy Glauber
The Quantum Mechanics of Light: Interference, Entanglement – and Ghosts
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 784 views
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The early days of the quantum theory presented many dilemmas connected with interference phenomena and what we have come to call the entanglement of states. We are much better able to deal with these problems now, both in theory and experiment, but t....

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A Century of Quantum Mechanics

by David Gross
A Century of Quantum Mechanics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1193 views
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In October 2011 we celebrated the centenary of the Solvay conferences that played a unique and important role in the development of twentieth century physics, most notably in the quantum revolution whose birth overlapped the initiation of these meeti....

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The Real M-Theory

by Brian Josephson
The Real M-Theory
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 625 views
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How can one advance a working hypothesis that will not be wrong tomorrow and ridiculous the day after? Beyond the Standard Model we find uncertainty and confusion, with both unclarity as to which might be the correct theory, as well as little in the ....

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Longboard physics

by Jonathan Hare
Longboard physics
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 6061 views
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A few (surprising?) thoughts on how the wheels on a longboard or skateboard actually move.

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The Longboard – speedometer

by Jonathan Hare
The Longboard – speedometer
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1279 views
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Jonathan describes his adventures with a longboard and some different methods of making a speedometer for it.

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Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty

by Graham Farmelo
Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 825 views
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For the great theoretical physicist Paul Dirac FRS, the importance of mathematical beauty was 'like a religion'. Although his first papers on quantum mechanics showed an acute aesthetic awareness, he first set out his principle of mathematical beauty....

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