Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Stephen Hawking - Master of the Universe

The U.K.'s Channel 4 started to broadcast their program about Hawking and physics:
Put all five parts in a queue.
I will embed the last, 5th part that starts with no one else than Andy Strominger:

The second part of the program, 2/2, also 5 times 10 minutes in length, has already been posted two hours ago, too:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
There is a lot of modern phenomenology and string theory in it etc. Be ready for Lisa Randall in the mountains, six Edward Wittens drinking wine, detailed explanations of Hawking's software to choose words, Michael Green about gravity in string theory, and many other things.

The movie will show you not only why Hawking puts most of its hopes to string theory but also how he returned to his first family. It is a good program, I would say. It has its flaws. For example, I find Michio Kaku's comments slightly more non-rigorous than what they could be. ;-)

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