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PBS Space Time: Time Crystals!

In this episode of the Space Time Journal Club Matt discusses how two independent research teams created their own Time Crystals, a form of matter that breaks time translational symmetry and could be used in quantum computers.  

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: As We Enter a New Quantum Era: Michele Mosca Public Lecture

In his public lecture at Perimeter Institute on Oct. 5, 2015, Michele Mosca (Institute for Quantum Computing, Perimeter Institute) explored quantum technologies – those that already exist, and those yet to come – and how they will affect our lives.  

PBS: Space Time | Pilot Wave Theory and Quantum Realism

There’s one interpretation of the meaning of quantum mechanics that manages to skip a lot of the unphysical weirdness of the mainstream interpretations: it’s de Broglie-Bohm pilot wave theory.  

Nature Video: Big box, small box, light-filled box with Serge Haroche

Physicist Serge Haroche describes his work on the manipulation of quantum systems, which won him a share of the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. A sponsor message from Mars, Incorporated – partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – follows the credits.  

PBS: How the Quantum Eraser Rewrites the Past | Space Time

Causality is meant to move in one direction: forward. But the Quantum Eraser experiment seems to reverse causality. How and why can this happen and what are the implications of this experiment on how we understand Quantum Mechanics and our greater universe?  

The University of Tokyo: Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Structures

Learn two methods used to determine molecular structures and their properties in this introduction to Quantum Mechanics.  

Arizona PBS: Arizona Horizon: Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss

Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss talking about quantum physics.  

World Science Festival: Infinite Worlds: A Journey through Parallel Universes

The multiverse hypothesis, suggesting that our universe is but one of perhaps infinitely many, speaks to the very nature of reality. Physicist Brian Greene, cosmologists Alan Guth and Andrei Linde, and philosopher Nick Bostrom discuss and debate this controversial implication of forefront research and explore its potential for redefining the cosmic order. Moderated by Robert …

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Waking Up with Sam Harris Podcast: The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark about the foundations of science, our current understanding of the universe, and the risks of future breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, …

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Nature: Quantum ‘spookiness’ explained

Quantum physics has never made much sense. Einstein never liked the idea that separated particles could influence each other – ‘spooky action at a distance’ – but a new variation on a famous experiment may have proved its existence once and for all. Nature Video dives into a world where quantum entanglement and quantum superposition …

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University of California Television: Space-Time Versus the Quantum

UCSB’s Joseph Polchinski speaks about the search for a unified theory of the laws of physics, and the difficulty of reconciling two of the main pieces: quantum mechanics, which governs the very small, and general relativity, which governs the very large. A professor of physics and a permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical …

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University of Melbourne: Jim Al-Khalili: Time travel: Separating science fact from science fiction

Is time travel possible? Science fiction has monopolised this question for so long, we thought it was time to investigate what real science has to say. In this lecture which will cover fascinating ideas in physics that lead from Einstein’s theories of relativity, Jim Al-Khalili will treat us to a look at dimensions, investigate how …

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Terence Rudolph: Quantum theory: it’s unreal

How to construct a better narrative over what really goes on in the subatomic world. Inaugural lecture of Professor Terry Rudolph. recorded on 29 October 2014.  

Michio Kaku: 2014 National Book Festival

Physicist Michio Kaku appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, an acclaimed public speaker, a renowned futurist and a popularizer of science with regular radio, television and film appearances. As co-founder of the String Field Theory, Kaku continues Einstein’s search for …

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Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

On March 17, 2014, a group of physicists announced a thrilling discovery: the “smoking gun” data for the idea of an inflationary universe, a clue to the Big Bang. For non-physicists, what does it mean? TED asked Allan Adams to briefly explain the results, in this improvised talk illustrated by Randall Munroe of xkcd.  

Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

FILMED MAY 2013 • POSTED OCT 2013 • TEDxCERN TED presents a talk by Gian Giudice on the Higgs boson. Giudice talks us through a problem in theoretical physics: what if the Higgs field exists in an ultra-dense state that could mean the collapse of all atomic matter?

Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

In this clip Google talks about their brand new quantum computer and what it can do. The computer is a result of the Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab and a NASA collaboration. The computer itself has been created by D-Wave Systems, and has been claimed to be the first commercially available quantum computer. Although critics …

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Anton Zeilinger: Newton Lecture 2008 – Quantum Information

Quantum Information and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics The lecture is given by the inaugural winner of the Isaac Newton medal, Professor Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna and introduced by Professor Sir Peter Knight, Imperial College. The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. They are a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of …

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SLAC Public Lecture: The Dark Universe Through Einstein’s Lens

Debbie Bard, a staff scientist at SLAC and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, delivered the July 23 SLAC Public Lecture, “The Dark Universe Through Einstein’s Lens.” Bard’s talk explains the phenomenon known as gravitational lensing and how astrophysicists use it to explore the 95 percent of the universe that …

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