Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Authors@Google: Steven Weinberg


Steven Weinberg is an american physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. He talks about his new book Lake Views: This World and the Universe along with a Q + A at the end.

9 comments:

  1. Weinberg is probably one of the most intelligent humans currently alive. He's like, Ed Witten level smart. His talks are always a delight to listen to. I can only dream of understanding reality at the level of depth he does.

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  2. I've only listened to 35 minutes so far and I must say Im not getting the same impression you do, Blake. He sounds unrehearsed and boring. Contrast this talk with Lawrence Krauss', whos talk was far more informative and explained such abstract concepts as the curvature and noncentric expansion of space.

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  3. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥April 21, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Is it me or what his talk a bit all over the place? He seemed to cover a whole range of topics.

    I enjoyed it even though I am not knowledgeable on many of the subjetcs he touched on. It was nice background noise for my dreary paint work (MDF grrrrr). I´m sure it will seep into my subconcious at some point lol.  

    Thanks for uploading it. :)

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  4. I liked the Q&A section from 41 mins in. 

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  5. My thoughts about him are colored by my unhealthy obsession with particle physics. A realm in which he exists as a literal god. There was a video at one point of a talk he gave, somewhere on youtube, about electroweak unification - OMFG - it was practically fap worthy!

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  6. Yeah as someone studying for a doctorate in particle physics, i could listen to this man permanently, does anyone know of a way to rip the audio from this?

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  7. Is he an atheist? Just wondering.

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  8. @ShowABCShow

    Yes, he is an atheist. A pretty staunch one at that.

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  9. If you can download the video there's a tool called 'FLV Extract', but if you're downloading, download the video as mp4 and it would be compatible with most audio editing software.

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