Follow-up interview with Frank Wilczek (B&I 24)

wilczek Episode 24 of Books and Ideas is a follow-up interview with Nobel Prize winning physicist. Dr. Frank Wilczek. We discuss the questions that we didn't get around to in Episode 23, including the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, String Theory, and dark matter and dark energy. Dr. Wilczek also answers some questions from listeners and tells us a little about his current work.

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Main Topics from this Episode:




  • 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics

  • String Theory: a look at how it differs from the standard model and the question of whether it can be tested

  • Dark Matter and Dark Energy: 95% of the matter in the universe remains unexplained!

  • Anti-matter: where science meets science fiction

  • Dr. Wilczek's research: Could axions be dark matter? Using quantum mechanics to create new electronics.

  • Questions from listeners


Announcements:

Episodes 23 and 24 are based on Dr. Wilczek's excellent book:

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