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On Being

Brian Greene — Reimagining the Cosmos

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Brian Greene with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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On Being

Keith Devlin — The Joy of Math: Learning and What It Means To Be Human

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

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On Being

[Unedited] Keith Devlin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

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The Takeaway

New Black Hole Theory Could Overthrow Einstein's Theory of Gravity

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Joseph Polchinski is part of a four-man team that’s rethinking our ideas about black holes. In the process, he and his team might overthrow Einstein’s theory of relativity. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but in fact, Polchinski's work is shaking up the physics world, and raising new questions about how the universe began. 

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The Takeaway

Swiss Scientists Challenge Einstein's Law of Relativity

Friday, September 23, 2011

Einstein's Law of Relativity is one of the few scientific equations most people know — and it's a pillar of modern physics and fundamental to the way that the universe works. The equation states that nothing is faster than the speed of light, but one of the world's foremost laboratories says they've found subatomic particles called neutrinos that travel even faster. If their findings are proven true, it may alter our understanding of the universe.

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On Being

Freeman Dyson and Paul Davies — Einstein's God [remix]

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

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On Being

[Unedited] Paul Davies with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

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On Being

[Unedited] Priyamvada Natarajan With Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

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On Being

[Unedited] Freeman Dyson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.

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Radiolab

Beyond Time

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fighting the inevitable march of time -- or at least the common sense view of it.

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Radiolab

No Special Now

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's not only artists who rebel against time, many physicists too take issue with our standard notion of clock time. Some even deny time exists at all. Blame Einstein. We peer into Pandora's box of post-Einsteinian physics with Brian Greene, Michio Kaku and Lisa ...

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On Being

S. James Gates and Thomas Levenson — Einstein's Ethics [remix]

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.

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On Being

[Unedited] S. James Gates with Krista Tippett (On Einstein's Ethics)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.

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On Being

[Unedited] Thomas Levenson with Krista Tippett (On Einstein's Ethics)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.

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