Talking Heads

bloggingheads_snapOn Friday I was involved in an interesting conversation in an unusual format. It was a chat with cosmologist Anthony Aguirre at UCSC, and it was all about research in aspects of cosmology and of string theory, touching on issues such as the nature of quantum gravity, the Anthropic principle, whether the universe really had a beginning (and what that means), theories of everything (and what that means), and so forth. It was a lot of fun and may be of interest to you. It was for, and you can find it here with some helpful jumping in points for those who don’t want to watch the whole hour.


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5 Responses to Talking Heads

  1. adam says:

    it was a pleasure listening to your ‘diavlog,’ professor. here’s hoping you appear on bloggingheads some more.

    and it was pretty funny when prof. aguirre inquired “…so do they still have strings in string theory?”…which isn’t as silly of a question as i would have thought.

  2. Clifford says:




  3. Kortney says:

    Very educational discussion, well spoken delivery of information!
    It all makes perfect sense to the novice listener.
    Thanks for sharing a link to higher learning!

  4. Milton says:

    Anthony Aguirre is an associate professor at UCSC not UCSD.

  5. Clifford says:

    Thanks! – fixed!