Playlist: 7 talks from physicists to help you understand the universe


Altered from Veronica Bindi’s TED-Ed lesson, “How cosmic rays help us understand the universe”

When the answer to the universe isn’t 42, you sometimes have to reach out to professionals to help. These 7 talks from physicists of all kinds cover research on everything from antimatter to nano-particle clusters — and will help you to understand the laws, theories and tiny particles that dominate our understanding of the universe, and the searches for new information about it.

Take a moment and take in some physics with these 7 talks:

Why antimatter matters | Professor Tara Shears | TEDxLiverpool

At TEDxLiverpool, particle physicist Tara Shears explains the importance of her day job, which just so happens to be solving the mysteries of existence and exploring the universe’s fundamental structure.

The power of general relativity | Gary Horowitz | TEDxUCSB

At TEDxUCSB, Gary Horowitz gives the lowdown on general relativity, using black holes and their relation to superconductivity as a guide.

Dark photons at noon | James Beacham | TEDxFultonStreet

As technology advances, the field of physics expands. At TEDxFultonStreet, particle physicist James Beacham shares recent discoveries made in the field over the years, the process to attain these findings and hypothesizes what may be next in developing our understanding of how the universe functions.

Nano-lego | David Pine | TEDxNYU

At TEDxNYU, physicist David Pine discusses his research “gluing” nano-particle clusters and DNA together to create a new type of physical bond.

The dark side of the universe | Catherine Heymans | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh

Astrophysicist Catherine Heymans studies the things we can’t see — namely dark matter and dark energy. At TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh, she explains how these elusive substances are involved in an epic cosmic battle that keeps the universe bound together.

Imagine relativity | Patrick Hall | TEDxStMaryCSSchool

At TEDxStMaryCSSchool, Patrick Hall explores Einstein’s special theory of relativity with lasers. What’s more fun than lasers? Finding out their role in studying black holes.

The discovery of the “God particle” — big bang to big data | Kyle Cranmer | TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

Physicist Kyle Cranmer had a hand in discovering the Higgs boson particle. At TEDxBinghamtonUniversity, he provides a look back to the beginning of quantum physics and how it has led to the biggest discovery in the field thus far.

1 Comment

  1. Les recuerdo que en Argentina el único idioma oficial es el castellano,no existe el idioma español,simplemente porque España es un país plurilingüistico,por lo tanto las conversaciones deben tener subtitulado en castellano.A nadie se le ocurriría enviar artículos o notas para el público en general en los EEUU,que no fuesen en inglés,es decir, lo que se envía es para ser leído por todos sin dificultades,respetando su idioma.Les recuerdo que ya no existe país ni idioma dominante y ninguno debe sentirse el ombligo del mundo.Gracias por su esfuerzo,un poco más y es casi perfecto.Saludos

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