The author of this article has produced some very entertaining and informative videos that help make the ideas associated with string theory accessible to people like me, people who know very little about astrophysics. If you watch the first video in the article below, you may be sucked in, just like I was.
via Why string theory persists — despite the knotty physics | Space
You can also view other videos that have been produced as a part of this series.
A black hole spins!
Watch the video! Young people like Katie Bouman are helping us see things that have never been seen in the past. They have now managed to obtain the first picture of a black hole! This video is from a couple of years back.
via Katie Bouman: How to take a picture of a black hole | TED Talk
PS. I got the link for this video from a friend.
This is fascinating stuff! There is synchronization happening naturally everywhere, and a lot of it is unexpected and non-intuitive, at least for me. And there seem to be mathematical ways to characterize these synchronization processes. There could be ways to harness the power of synchronization.
Caution that the article is a long read.
via Physicists Discover Exotic Patterns of Synchronization | Quanta Magazine
“Thanks to their work, there was a moment in history when neuroscience, psychiatry, computer science, mathematical logic, and artificial intelligence were all one thing, following an idea first glimpsed by Leibniz—that man, machine, number, and mind all use information as a universal currency.”
via Meet Walter Pitts, the Homeless Genius Who Revolutionized Artificial Intelligence
A must for the young ones, and for the ones who are young at heart! Make some quiet time for yourself, find a place to lay back and relax, and give it a listen.