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Murray Gell-Mann: Thinking About The Future: The Big Picture

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Science Magazine wrote that his books offered “a grand tour of one of the most powerful, richly structured, complex adaptive systems of our time – the mind of Murray Gell-Mann”. Here, in his captivating 2005 talk at Boston University’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Gell-Mann discusses the need for trans-discipliary thinking […]

Atom – The History of Atomic Physics

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Jim Al-Khalili’s brilliant 3 part history of atomic physics. This truly remarkable story is not only about the incredible discoveries that has lead to our new, and sometimes terrifying, technologies.  Nor is it just about the fundamental insights we have gleamed into the nature of nature itself. It is also a very human story of […]

Murray Gell-Mann: Beauty and Elegance in Physics

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The all knowing polymath that is Murray Gell-Mann is one of the world’s greatest living geniuses. Plus he does a good line in sunglasses. Two persuasive reasons why you should spend the time to get to know anyone, let alone the man who looked to James Joyce when naming the smallest constiuents of matter – […]