Monday, April 18, 2011

Leonard Susskind: String theory and M-theory

If you have something like O(10 x 100 minutes) = O(1000 minutes) and you want to learn the basics of our only candidate for a theory of everything, here is the playlist with ten Prof Susskind's lectures on string theory and M-theory for the Californian pensioners.

Lenny Susskind is much more than just one of the early fathers of the field.

I hope that some of you will try to watch at least a part of this symphony and we will hear some comments about the people's impressions and insights.

Thanks to Adam O.

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    -- James Ph. Kotsybar

    Physicists are theorists so extreme
    that they can get lost in speculation
    and even lose track, or so it would seem,
    of designated abbreviation.
    They’ll say string theory has many parts
    that are likely aspects of just one thing
    they like to call “M,” but, with all their smarts,
    when asked what it means, they start stammering.
    “What does M stand for?” -- a simple query
    that receives an obfuscating reply:
    “Membrane, Mother or Master Theory.”
    They really don’t know, and they don’ know why
    nor grasp that they’ve lost their unified voice,
    thus need to respond with multiple-choice.