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Perimeter Public Lectures

Organizer(s): John Matlock  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C04001

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PIRSA:07120048  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Physics of Information: From Entanglement to Black Holes
Abstract: Do ideas about information and reality inspire fruitful new approaches to the hardest problems of modern physics? What can we learn about the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the beginning of the universe and our understanding of black holes by thinking about the very essence of information? The answ... read more
Date: 05/12/2007 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:08020039  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldy Privatizing Space
Speaker(s): Michael Belfiore
Abstract: In the 'second space age', human spaceflight is no longer the domain of governments. Dream-chasing entrepreneurs and clever engineers are aggressively blazing new trails into the heavens and preparing the world for an era of space tourism, ultra fast point-to-point earth travel and even orbiting hot... read more
Date: 06/02/2008 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:08030033  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
What Banged?
Speaker(s): Neil Turok
Abstract: The evidence that the universe emerged 14 billion years ago from an event called 'the big bang' is overwhelming. Yet the cause of this event remains deeply mysterious. In the conventional picture, the 'initial singularity' is unexplained. It is simply assumed that the universe somehow sprang into ex... read more
Date: 05/03/2008 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:08040070  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Curious World of Probabilities
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Rosenthal
Abstract: Probabilities and randomness arise whenever we're not sure what will happen next. They apply to everything from lottery jackpots to airplane crashes; email spam to insurance policies; medical studies to election polls. This exploration of odds and oddities will explain how a Probability Perspective ... read more
Date: 02/04/2008 - 7:00 am

PIRSA:08050023  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Science Fiction and Reality
Speaker(s): Gerard 't Hooft
Abstract: In the recent past, rapid scientific and technological developments have had tremendous impact on human society. Notably, the personal computer, internet and mobile telephones changed the world and shrank our planet. These developments are vastly different from the forecasts by science fiction autho... read more
Date: 07/05/2008 - 7:00 am

PIRSA:08060002  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Time and Einstein in the 21st Century: The coolest stuff in the universe
Abstract: At the beginning of the 20th century Einstein published three revolutionary ideas that changed forever how we view Nature. At the beginning of the 21st century Einstein's thinking is shaping one of the key scientific and technological wonders of contemporary life: atomic clocks, the best timekeepers... read more
Date: 04/06/2008 - 7:00 am

PIRSA:08100081  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Before the Big Bang: Is There Evidence For Something And If So, What?
Speaker(s): Roger Penrose
Abstract: There is now a great deal of evidence confirming the existence of a very hot and dense early stage of the universe. Much of this data comes from a detailed study of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) - radiation from the early universe that was most recently measured by NASA's WMAP satellite. But... read more
Date: 01/10/2008 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:08110049  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Anticipating A New Golden Age
Speaker(s): Frank Wilczek
Abstract: Our present Core Theory of matter (aka “standard model”) was born in the 1970s, a Golden Age for fundamental physics. To date it has passed every experimental test, extending – by many orders of magnitude – to higher energies, shorter distances, and greater precision than were available in t... read more
Date: 05/11/2008 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:08120044  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Physics of Impossible Things
Speaker(s): Ben Schumacher
Abstract: Some things can happen in our Universe, and others cannot. The laws of physics establish the boundary between possibility and impossibility. Physicists naturally spend most of their time thinking about the possible. In this lecture, however, we will make a brief reconnaissance across the frontier to... read more
Date: 03/12/2008 - 7:00 pm

PIRSA:09040031  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
From Tornadoes to Black Holes: How to Survive an Information Catastrophe
Speaker(s): Patrick Hayden
Abstract: Black holes are regions of space with gravity so strong that nothing can escape from them, not even light. This isn't science fiction - there's even a gigantic black hole at the center of our galaxy. It's hard to imagine a more effective way to irrevocably erase and destroy a computer's hard drive t... read more
Date: 01/04/2009 - 7:00 pm

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