Mathematics Philosophy Fridays

Why the ‘Unreasonable Effectiveness’ of Mathematics?

What is it about mathematics that it can describe so accurately the world around us? In this talk that straddles the border of hard science and philosophy, Sabine Hossenfelder explains. From quantum physics, the very smallest features and forces of the foundations of matter and energy, to cosmology, the very largest structures and forces of […]

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Roger Penrose on Physics of Consciousness and the Infinite Universe

Lex Fridman interviews Roger Penrose, a physicist, mathematician, and philosopher at University of Oxford. He has made fundamental contributions in many disciplines from the mathematical physics of general relativity and cosmology to the limitations of a computational view of consciousness. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. Time Index: 0:00 – Introduction 3:51 […]

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Quantum Computing Science

A Dark Matter Hunter Is Built With Quantum Computer Parts

Seeker examines how research into quantum computing may uncover more about the universe. Scientists have built an advanced instrument with parts from a quantum computer that’s sensitive enough to listen for the signal of a dark matter particle. The Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) at the University of Washington is the world’s first dark matter […]

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