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31 January 2013

The Universe in a Nutshell

This morning I was working on resources for our Changing Materials wiki, for Mr. Harris' class, and came across this video.  It doesn't have to do with changing materials, directly, but it's very interesting, and I urge you to watch it.   It's rather long - 42 minutes.  So arrange a comfortable place, and watch.  I especially enjoyed Dr. Kaku's description of himself as a boy, and his interest in science and math.


Published on Aug 15, 2012
The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything
Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY

What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything.

The Floating University
Originally released September, 2011.