Episode 10: Pictures, Pastries, and the Matter of the Universe
Physics is cool—and sometimes very hard to understand. Today we talk to Duncan Haldane, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize, about quantum topology and why the Nobel committee brought a bagel, a pretzel, and a bun to the award ceremony to explain his ideas. And with the inimitable Sir Roger Penrose, we explore the visual imagination as it relates to science, the work of artist M.C. Escher, and what it has to do with Penrose's cosmological theory of the universe.
- Duncan Haldane
- Roger Penrose
- Brian Keating
- The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination on Facebook and Twitter
- Audiobinger, "China Town"
- Broke for Free, "Night Owl"
- Jon Luc Hefferman, “A Storm at Eilean Mor”
- Jahzzar, "Siesta"
- Oskar Schuster, "Snow Land"
- Phantom K, "Cosmic Waves"
- Podington Bear, "Associations"
- Marilyn Roxie, "Raphael"
- Salakapakka Sound System, "Man Versus Moon"
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