quantum gravity


The Trouble with Gravity: Why Can’t Quantum Mechanics explain it?

Here’s a Wednesday Science Break about gravity and why quantum physics still can’t explain it. Maybe the question ICP should be asking is “Gravity How Does It Work?” In a classical universe, if we knew all the positions and velocities for all particles, we could predict the future and the past. Quantum mechanics is not […]

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Brian Greene on Quantum Gravity, The Big Bang, Aliens, Death, and Meaning

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist who also educates the public via his books and documentaries appears on Lex Fridman’s podcast. Time stamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:27 – Entropy 8:35 – Consciousness 24:54 – Quantum gravity 28:14 – String theory 41:41 – Time 54:13 – Free will 58:36 – Emergence and complexity 1:05:48 – The […]

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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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AI Science

Sean Carroll on Quantum Mechanics and the Many-Worlds Interpretation

Lex Fridman interviews Sean Carroll in this thought provoking interview. Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech and Santa Fe Institute specializing in quantum mechanics, arrow of time, cosmology, and gravitation. He is the author of several popular books including his latest on quantum mechanics (Something Deeply Hidden) and is a host of a […]

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