Mr. Eccles Presents | Mindscape Podcast – Roger Penrose


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Sir Roger Penrose has had a remarkable life. He has contributed an enormous amount to our understanding of general relativity, perhaps more than anyone since Einstein himself — Penrose diagrams, singularity theorems, the Penrose process, cosmic censorship, and the list goes on. He has made important contributions to mathematics, including such fun ideas as the Penrose triangle and aperiodic tilings. He has also made bold conjectures in the notoriously contentious areas of quantum mechanics and the study of consciousness. In his spare time he’s managed to become an extremely successful author, writing such books as The Emperor’s New Mind and The Road to Reality. With far too much that we could have talked about, we decided to concentrate in this discussion on spacetime, black holes, and cosmology, but we made sure to reserve some time to dig into quantum mechanics and the brain by the end.

Mr. Eccles Presents | Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Universe While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones


Neil talks the universe and stuffs while subjecting his tastebuds to ever-hotter hot sauces on chickeny nom-noms that could outdo the average hypernova explosion.

h/t to Andrew Hall at Laughing in Disbelief

TED – Brian Greene: Why is our universe fine-tuned for life? [21:48]


This is a more plausible alternative to the argument from design implied in the Strong Anthropic principle, or as I call it, the Athropocentric principle…

TED – Honor Harger: The universe…A history in sound


This all-sky map shows the positions and names...

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Ever wonder how the universe would sound if we could perceive the radio emissions of distant stars, planets, pulsars, and even more exotic objects?

The universe has a story to tell in these wavelengths, an ancient story going back to the big bang.

There’s much more to the universe than just pretty pictures, there’s music and song in the heavens as well.

Honor Harger talks about amazing audio made from the radiation of distant bodies, and explains her work as an artist and technologist.

The Cosmos is calling us…and we would do well to heed the tales it tells.