They include videos on Escher and Droste effect, Sir Roger Penrose and new physics, Feynman, Nikola Tesla, gyroscopes, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, modern cosmology, origins of universe, theoretical physics, particle hydrodynamics, numeric relativity, plasma, astrophysics, superstring theory, LHC, gravity, OLED technology. Bonus material on lasers.
Escher and Droste Effect
A lecture by professor Hendrik Lenstra. He explains the Escher famous works and Droste Effect in them. This is more mathematical lecture than physical but physicists will love it.
Fashion, Faith, Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
This is a 3-part lecture by Sir Roger Penrose. He's world's leading expert in cosmology and mathematical physics. In these lectures he talks about how quantum mechanics and field theory is pretty wrong.
This video shows how gyroscopes work via angular momentum and where they are used.
The Fifth Element: Astronomical Evidence for Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy
One of the remarkable successes of twentieth century astronomy was the demonstration that the laws of physics derived in the laboratory can successfully describe a wide range of astronomical objects and phenomena. One of the great hopes of twenty-first century physics is that astronomy can return the favor, by allowing us to explore physics that cannot be studied in the laboratory. As examples, Professor Tremaine described three exotic forms of matter that (so far) are known to exist only from astronomical observations: black holes, dark matter, and dark energy.
In the Beginning: Modern Cosmology and the Origin of Our Universe
The quest for understanding the origin of our universe has been dramatically transformed since the expansion of the universe was discovered by Edwin Hubble in 1929, thanks to impressive advances in astronomical observations and laboratory experiments. Cosmology is now widely regarded as a precision science. Although confidence in our models has increased, deep questions remain unanswered. In this lecture, Zaldarriaga will focus on what we currently think happened during the earliest phases in the history of our universe and what we hope to learn in the next decades.
Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2009 (Princeton Institute for Advanced Study)
Lecture topics include:
Collisionless Dynamics and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Computation Astrophysics. Geometric Methods for Orbit Integration. Grid-based Methods for Hydrodynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, and Radiation Hydrodynamics. Kinetic Simulations of Astrophysical Plasmas. Computational Methods for Numerical Relativity. N Rigid-body Dynamics. Legacy Codes in Astrophysics. Self Consistent Cosmological Radiation Hydrodynamics.
Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2008 (Princeton Institute for Advanced Study)
Lecture topics include:
Basic Superstring Theory. Supersymmetric Grand Unification. LHC: a Crash Course. Introduction to F-theory. String Compactifications. Basics of String Phenomenology.
Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2007 (Princeton Institute for Advanced Study)
Lecture topics include:
Warped Conifolds and their Applications to Cosmology. High Energy scattering at strong coupling via AdS/CFT. 2+1-Dimensional Gravity Revisited.
The World's Largest Experiment
This lecture discusses how the Large Hadron Collider is expected to provide further information about the standard model of particle physics, which describes the elementary particles and the forces acting between them. Among the potential discoveries the LHC may yield are new insights about the origin of mass, the physics of the early universe, new symmetries of nature and extra space dimensions. It will undoubtedly revolutionize our understanding of high energy physics.
The Evolution of Bodies Bound by Gravity
Bodies bound by gravity can evolve in surprising ways. In accord with everyday experience and physical law, heat flows from regions of high to low temperature, and angular momentum from regions of fast to slow spin. However, counter to intuition, in bodies supported by thermal pressure, the hot regions become hotter, whereas in those supported by rotation, the regions of rapid spin spinup. Goldreich will explain this behavior and describe its ultimate consequences.
Feynman on Magnets
Richard Feynman answers a simple question of why two magnets interacts.
Nikola Tesla: The Greatest Inventor of All Time
The life story and work of Nikola Tesla. He invented AC electricity, Neon Lights, Radio transmission, The Electric motor, Wireless electricity transfer, Remote control, Hydraulics, Lasers, Space weapons, Robotics, and many, many more things.
MIT Explains OLED Using a Pickle
Professor, Vladimir Bulovic does a delicious demonstration of how OLEDs are simply organic substrates sandwiched between electrodes. Eventually, he ditches the pickle and uses Sony's OLED XEL-1 to demonstrate exactly why OLED displays can be so thin and still look so good.
Lasers Explained in Pictures
Basic mechanisms. The role of the optical cavity. The different temporal operating conditions. Different types of laser. Some examples of laser applications. Diode-pumped Nd: YAG laser. Spectroscopy of the neodymium ion. The amplifying medium pumped by a diode. Placing the Nd:YAG crystal in the cavity. Setting up the laser. Output power.
Have fun with these lectures! Until next month!
- Richard Feynman Video Lectures
(Many various Richard P. Feynman physics video lectures. They include Feynman's lectures on QED at University of Auckland. An interview with Faynman called "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out". Another interview with Feynmann titled "The Last Journey Of A Genius". A mind skewing Feynmen talk "Take The World From Another Point Of View", and a few others - "Remembering Richard Feynman", "Murry Gell-Mann Talks About Feynman", Feynman Playing Bongos and Singing About Orange Juice)
- Free Physics Video and Audio Courses
(Includes descriptive physics, classical mechanics, introductory physics, electricity and magnetism, vibrations and waves, symmetry and tensors)
- More Physics Video Courses
(Includes physics for non-science majors, mechanical universe lecture series, elementary college physics, and astrophysics)
- Modern Physics
(Includes Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Applied Group Theory, General Relativity, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Thermodynamics and a lecture on Basic Physics)
- Even More Physics Videos and Video Lectures(Lots of Richard P. Feynman lectures, compexity and chaos, universe in a nutshell, black holes, life in space, states of matter, chemistry of interstellar space, electricity and magnetism, nanophysics and many others)
- String Theory, Quantum Computation and Others
(Includes 3 hour video series of The Elegant Universe - the theory about unifying all four fundamental forces and the string theory, various lectures from princeton university on black holes and others, historical perspectives of Hans Bethe and quantum computation by David Deutsch)
- CERN, Astronomy and Dark Matter + Workshops
(Includes CERN summer school videos (particle physics and LHC). Lectures on String Theory, Black Holes, Fundamental Laws of Nature, Dark Matter, Moon, and search for new Suns. Videos from Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Physics Talks from Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lecture on Fluid dynamics. Astronomy and Astrophysics Workshop. Videos from Institute of Advanced Study. And some bonus lectures on geometry of manifolds, on evolutionary dynamics, and solving cubic equations)
- Astronomy Video Lectures
(Includes Precision Cosmology. The Elegant Universe. Einstein's Cosmic Speed Limit. Tour of the International Space Station. From Earth to Mars. Measuring Milky Way Galaxy. Documentary and lecture of Apollo 40th Anniversary. A Trip to the Moon. The Lessons of US-Russian Cooperation in Space. Launch of Atlantis. NASA's Terra Satellite. LCROSS Lunar Impact with the Moon. NASA's Meet a Hubble Engineer)