On October 6, 2020 Sir Roger Penrose was recognized with a half-share of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics. This marked a capstone in a storied career. On August 8, 2021 he turned 90, and to celebrate the world threw him a big party. I was one of the invited speakers to discuss his titanic contributions to cosmology. Of course, I brought him a gift…but it ISN”T what you might think! It’s a video on how we can prove him wrong!
I couldn’t resist throwing a bit of shade at the man who revealed the most mystifying aspects of…
Julian Barbour is the author of the highly regarded The Discovery of Dynamics and the bestseller The End of Time and now, The Janus Point. He received his PhD in physics from the University of Cologne in 1968. He is a past visiting professor of physics at the University of Oxford and lives on the edge of the scenic Cotswolds, UK.
A major new work of physics, The Janus Point will transform our understanding of the nature of existence. In a universe filled by chaos and disorder, Julian Barbour makes the radical argument that the growth of order drives…
Why do some coins, like dimes, have ridges (or flutes) and some, like nickels, don’t? Would you believe the answer lies in the COLLISION OF NEUTRON STARS?
Come along on a deep dive into the fascinating history of coins, counterfeiting, and their unique properties — tracing their origin to the heavens above.
Speaking of the heavens, in this special pre-RoshHashana episode you’ll learn the astonishing connection between the change in your pocket and the expulsion of the Jews from England. We will also explore Isaac Newton’s role in the prevention of counterfeiting and his role in the eventual return of the Jews to his homeland.
Previously on Thirty Minute Thesis I’ve explored models for cosmogeny — the origin of the universe itself. Whether it was the Bouncing Cosmological Model of Steinhardt & Ijjas, or the Conformal Cyclic Cosmology of Sir Roger Penrose, these origin stories are truly that — a conjectured mechanism for the origin of the observable universe.
Often these models are pitched as ‘alternatives to inflation’, a dominant paradigm describing the dynamics of the early universe. However, inflation is NOT a description of how the universe began. …
Tom Delonge & Jim Semivan: To The Stars!!
Tom DeLonge started To The Stars Academy, a multi-pronged approach to address issues related to UFO/UAPs. TTSA has several divisions including:
Science & Technology Division wherein TTSA collects documents and physical materials from public and private sources related to the UAP phenomena to study it and then transitions the transformative technologies behind it to wider applications of public benefit.
The company’s consulting and research arm features top former officials from the Pentagon, CIA, Department of Defense, and Lockheed Martin Skunkworks.
S.C.O.U.T. & V.A.U.L.T. : division aims to be the world’s most…
Eric Topol: AI Doctors, Medicine’s Future, and The Delta Variant
🎥 here https://youtu.be/DYqGmFY_BNI
Dr. Eric Topol M.D. is a Physician-Scientist, Author, Editor and is The Gary & Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, and the Executive VP, Scripps Research.
We discussed the meaning of life, ways for Artificial Intelligence to improve patient outcomes…and concomitantly, benefit physicians too. We explored the ethical imperatives incumbent on doctors — is it ok to exaggerate medical benefits/risks to incentivize greater patient participation. …
Huge news out of Harvard today, and I’m pleased to play a small role in this important project!
In 2017, the world for the first time observed an interstellar object, called ‘Oumuamua, that was briefly visiting our Solar system. Based on astronomical observations, ‘Oumuamua turned out to have highly anomalous properties that defy well-understood natural explanations. …
Neil deGrase Tyson Plays the Race Card https://youtu.be/v7H7GP48Bt8
An honest conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson about issues of race, prejudging, allyship, and hard work. What is Neil’s Secret To Success? Answer: Hard Work!
Growing up, Neil didn’t have any teachers who really believe in him and expected great things from him. “I was never considered a great student by teachers” — Neil deGrasse Tyson
His SATs scores were okay but not exceptional. 15 years later, the SATs asked if they could use an excerpt from Neil’s writing on the verbal part of the SATs. Find out what happened next!
Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Her research is in cosmology, studying the origins and evolution of the Universe. Her major projects are the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Simons Observatory.
She’s also a member of the Rubin Observatory’s Dark Energy Science Collaboration. Professor Dunkley has been awarded the Maxwell Medal, the Rosalind Franklin award and the New Horizons prize for her work on the Cosmic Microwave Background, and she shared the Gruber Prize and the Breakthrough Prize with the WMAP team.
In her thrilling new guide to our Universe and how…
The concept of the Multiverse is an old one, one that has been approached primarily as a matter of metaphysics or philosophy. But is it scientific? And, if it is scientific, why do so many of its most ardent supporters describe their ‘faith’ in the Multiverse?
This video explores several contrasting viewpoints, from Andrei Linde to Paul Davies as well as ways to test Eternal Inflation, one of the leading theories that predicts a Multiverse.
Karl Popper: Falsification and Astrology
Steven Weinberg & the Weak Anthropic Principle