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The Elegant Universe

This video series contains three parts each one hour long.

Here is the link to all the video lectures of The Elegant Universe.

- Part 1: Einsteins Dream
- A Theory of Everything?
- Newton's Embarassing Secret
- A New Picture of Gravity
- A Strange New World
- The Quantum Cafe
- Gravity - The Odd Man Out
- Strings to the Rescue
- Science of Philosophy

- Part 2: String's The Thing
- Two Conflicting Sets of Laws
- One Master Equation
- The Birth of String Theory
- The Standard Model
- Wrestling with String Theory
- The Theory of Everything
- Multiple Dimensions
- Five Flavors of String Theory

- Part 3: Welcome to the 11th Dimension
- The Wild West of Physics
- The Potential of Strings
- Getting to One Theory
- Parallel Universes
- Escaping Gravity
- Riddle of the Big Bang
- Signs of Strings
- Too Elegant to be Wrong

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Physics Lectures from Princeton University

Pricenton University has a huge collection of video lectures in physics, maths, economics, politics. Lectures from Pricenton University.

- Matchsticks, Scramjets, and Black Holes: Numerical Simulation Faces Reality

(Elaine Oran, Senior Scientist for Reactive Flow Physics, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

- The Search for a Theory of Fundamental Reality: I. The Theory of Elementary Particles
- The Search for a Theory of Fundamental Reality: II. Questions and Speculation
- The Search for a Theory of Fundamental Reality: III. The Coming Revolutions

(David Gross, Professor, UC Santa Barbara)

- 30th Hamilton Lecture: The Future of Physics

(David J. Gross, Kavli Institute For Theoretical Physics, UCSB)

- Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The Case for Cosmic 'Antigravity'

(Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley)

- Enigmatic Gamma-Ray Bursts: Birth Cries of Black Holes

(Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley)

- Catastrophic Stellar Explosions: Celestial Fireworks

(Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley)

- Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe, Lecture 1: FASHION
- Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe, Lecture 2: FAITH
- Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe, Lecture 3: FANTASY

(Roger Penrose, Oxford University)

- The energy problem: our current choices and future hopes

(Steven Chu, Director of Lawrence Berkeley Labs)

- Gravity, Black Holes, and Strings

(Juan M. Maldacena)

- Quest For Unification

(Edward Witten)

- The Disappearance of Anti-matter Following the Big Bang

(Stewart Smith, Princeton University)

- Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story

(Lawrence M. Krauss)

- Telling Stories about the Universe

(Vera Rubin, Carnegie Institution of Washington)

Lectures on Quantum Computation by David Deutsch

- Lecture I - The QuBit

Introducing quantum theory, the quantum theory of computation, physical systems, observations, and the simplest quantum physical system, the qubit. - Lecture II - Interference

Performing and analysing a single-photon interference experiment. - Lecture III - Measurement

How to analyse pairs of interacting quantum systems. - Lecture IV - The Schroedinger Picture

Introducing the Schroedinger Picture, density matrices, state vectors, pure states and the Schroedinger equation. - Lecture V - A Quantum Algorithm

The Deutsch Algorithm and how it works. - Lecture V - Grover's Search Algorithm

How to use quantum computation to search through N possibilities in a time proportional to the square root of N.

Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe

IN 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with slides of his talking points and archival material.

- Introduction (Large Video / Small Video / Audio Only)
- Lecture I (Large Video / Small Video / Audio Only)
- Lecture II (Large Video / Small Video / Audio Only)
- Lecture III (Large Video / Small Video / Audio Only)
- Appreciation (Large Video / Small Video / Audio Only)

Intended for an audience of Professor Bethe's neighbors at Kendal, the lectures hold appeal for experts and non-experts alike. The presentation makes use of limited mathematics while focusing on the personal and historical perspectives of one of the principal architects of quantum theory whose career in physics spans 75 years.

A video introduction and appreciation are provided by Professor Silvan S. Schweber, the physicist and science historian who is Professor Bethe's biographer, and Edwin E. Salpeter, the J. G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Science Emeritus at Cornell, who was a post-doctoral student of Professor Bethe.

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## 1 Comments:

Thanks for this! So much to watch, so little time... I was very interested to see the Solvay conference clip.

The Perimeter Institute had online lectures for a while, but I can't find them any more. Do you know anything about this?

By Peter S, at Thu Sep 27, 08:01:00 AM 2007

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