In Theory Playlist
What Happens if You Fall Into a Black Hole?
David Kaplan explores one of the biggest mysteries in physics: the apparent contradiction between general relativity and quantum mechanics.
What Are Feynman Diagrams?
What Is Turbulence?
What Is Emergence?
Albert Einstein, Holograms and Quantum Gravity
What Is Universality?
Journey to the Birth of the Solar System
How Does Life Come From Randomness?
Is That ‘Bump’ a New Particle?
Are We Alone in the Universe?
What Is a Species?
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P vs. NP – The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Computer Science
Is it possible to invent a computer that computes anything in a flash? Or could some problems stump even the most powerful of computers? Computational complexity theorists study these questions and others in the hopes of determining the limits of a computer’s powers.
How to Build a Telescope to See the Early Universe
Cynthia Chiang describes the experiments she hopes will illuminate the early universe.
When Computers Write Proofs, What’s the Point of Mathematicians?
Andrew Granville muses on how artificial intelligence could profoundly change math.
Can a New Law of Physics Explain a Black Hole Paradox?
Leonard Susskind and collaborators set out to understand why black hole interiors grow forever. They ended up proposing a new law of physics.