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The Big Challenges

by Gerardus t'Hooft
The Big Challenges
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 752 views
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During the entire 20th century, physical sciences have advanced to such a degree that we can extrapolate how they can be applied, even in a fairly distant future.  Even if we leave open the (likely) possibility of spectacular new discoveries and inv....

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Frontiers of Physics

by David Gross
Frontiers of Physics
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1123 views
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David discusses a few of the questions facing fundamental physics that might be answered before the 100th Lindau meeting in 2050.

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The Looming World Shortage of Helium

by Robert Richardson
The Looming World Shortage of Helium
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 637 views
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The worldÍs supply of Helium gas comes primarily from alpha decay in rocks. The most abundant supply is in the American Southwest where it is trapped with methane is natural gas wells. That supply is estimated to last a mere 25 years. It took 4.7 bi....

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The History of the Universe, from the Beginning to the Ultimate End

by John Mather
The History of the Universe, from the Beginning to the Ultimate End
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 755 views
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John summarizes the history of the universe, from the Big Bang through the formation of galaxies and the Solar System, and the history of the Earth and some of the special factors enabling the formation of life.  Our future will be hot as the Sun ge....

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What is Quantum Optics?

by Roy Glauber
What is Quantum Optics?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 2900 views
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The image of light waves as oscillating electromagnetic fields explains virtually all the phenomena of traditional optics.  An awareness that these waves are somehow subdivided into quanta has however been with us since the early 20th century.  The....

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The Development of Particle Physics

by Martinus Veltman
The Development of Particle Physics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 812 views
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Particle physics mainly developed after World War II. It has its roots in the first half of the previous century, when it became clear that all matter is made up from atoms, and the atoms in turn were found to contain a nucleus surrounded by electro....

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Mapping the Universe and Its History

by George Smoot
Mapping the Universe and Its History
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1474 views
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Using our most advanced techniques and instruments we sift through study the cosmic microwave background as a relic of the early universe to understand the events surrounding the birth and subsequent development of the Universe.  A precision inspect....

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What Can We Do with Laser Frequency Combs?

by Theodor Hänsch
What Can We Do with Laser Frequency Combs?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 973 views
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The spectrum of a frequency comb, commonly generated by a mode-locked femtosecond laser consists of several hundred thousand precisely evenly spaced spectral lines.  Such laser frequency combs have revolutionized the art measuring the frequency of l....

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Model Synthesis for Ceramics: Superconductors, Magnets and Others

by Karl Muller
Model Synthesis for Ceramics: Superconductors, Magnets and Others
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 913 views
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The discovery of superconductivity in hole doped La2CuO4 was motivated by the interest to find this phenomenon in an oxide.  After the discovery near 35 K, copper oxides with transition temperatures of up to 131 K at normal pressure were found, i.e.....

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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 | 6 years ago | 1438 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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Controlling Photons in a Box and Exploring the Quantum to Classical Boundary

by Serge Haroche
Controlling Photons in a Box and Exploring the Quantum to Classical Boundary
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1255 views
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The founders of quantum theory assumed in 'thought experiments' that they were manipulating isolated quantum systems, obeying the counterintuitive laws which they had just discovered.  Technological advances have recently turned these virtual experi....

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Powering the Future

by Robert Laughlin
Powering the Future
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 959 views
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Some seeds of what to do in the climate/energy controversy are contained in what will be.  In this talk I shall ask everyone to jump over contemporary politics and make a mental journey to a time, several centuries from now, when nobody uses carbon-....

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