Tag Archives: symmetry

Talks at Google

Hi. Would you like to see me give a talk on symmetry? Of course you would. Here’s a professionally produced video of my presentation to the good folks at Google entitled, “Why Symmetry Matters.” Enjoy! -Dave ps I also had … Continue reading

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New York, New York

I’m in the Big Apple! And I’m pleased to say that, having made it here, I’m confident that I can make it anywhere. Today I was on the Leonard Lopate Show for a pretty long interview. We talked about symmetry, … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! Also, reviews!

Greetings, true believers! If you haven’t done so already, head on over to io9 and submit a question. I’m running an “Ask a Physicist” context. For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be answering a question a week, as selected by … Continue reading

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First blurb!

We’re still a few months out until the release of “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror,” but we got our first blurb! I promise not to pester you with all of them, but this one’s a beaut: Dave Goldberg’s entertaining … Continue reading

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Can't wait? Too bad.

Guess what’s up on amazon? It’s my new book! That’s good! The release date isn’t until July 11, 2013. That’s bad! But you can pre-order. That’s good! But beware, it carries a terrible curse! Oohh, that’s bad. But it comes … Continue reading

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Hawking Radiation and The Equivalence Principle

Important warning: This is just an artist’s depiction of a black hole, and what’s coming out of it certainly isn’t Hawking Radiation Black Holes are awesome. On this, I think we can all agree. But even though they are insatiable … Continue reading

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Antworld, the Equivalence Principle, and GR

I’ve been thinking a lot about Special and General Relativity lately, and in particular, the Equivalence Principle — the main theme for Chapter 7 of my upcoming book on symmetry. In the process, I started playing around with a really … Continue reading

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The flat earth and other misconception misconceptions

Camille Flammarion, L’Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888) I’ve been inundating you with issues in symmetry, but I hope you don’t mind. I’m now in the midst of Chapter 4, which deals with (among much else) the homogeneity and isotropy of … Continue reading

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Entropy, Time, and Maxwell's Demon

Credit: Peter MacDonald, Edmonds UK. While I don’t plan on giving a complete rundown of every sentence in my new Symmetry book every now and again, I figured I’d run some ideas by you and see if you have any … Continue reading

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Great Thoughts on Symmetry (not mine)

Greetings True Believers! Work is well underway on “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror,” and I thought it would be fun to do a core dump of some of the more interesting symmetry quotes that I’ve come across. At very … Continue reading

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