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3 - Physics Conundrums And The Big Picture | Sean Carroll

7/20/2017
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This has got to be one of my all-time favourite conversations. CalTech cosmologist Sean Carroll and I sat down over Skype and spent an hour chewing through some of the deepest questions of physics.. and then some! Things like.. Why does time run forward? Is matter fundamentally made of particles or waves? (Hint: It's waves. Waving fields, like stretched rubber sheets.) How can we understand the bizarre symmetries of the nuclear forces? What's the right interpretation of quantum mechanics,...

Duration: 01:07:09


2 - Dino Birds And The Fitness Of Free Choice | Richard Prum

5/6/2017
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Tim talks to Richard Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale, about dinosaur-to-bird evolution, the origins of beauty, sexual violence in ducks and how to avoid scientific stagnation.

Duration: 00:57:04


1 - The Flavour Of The Universe | Jaymie Matthews

4/27/2017
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Tim talks to Prof. Jaymie Matthews, UBC astrophysicist, about humming stars, freakishly dark exoplanets and why we shouldn't be too bummed to be only 3% of the universe.

Duration: 01:17:09