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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Physics Videos - String Theory, Quantum Computation and Others

This time I present my findings of physics video lectures!

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
On the website of The Elegant Universe you can find much more interesting stuff like interviews with the people in videos and interactive animations of the strings.

If you liked the series you can by Book, DVD or a VHS here:


Physics Lectures from Princeton University

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

Lectures on Quantum Computation by David Deutsch

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.

Website of these lecture

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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