Understanding our weird Universe: common sense won't save you (Free Astronomy Public Lectures)

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Two foundational physical theories of science: Quantum Physics and General Relativity are counterintuitive descriptions of reality. They also form the foundation upon which much of our modern technology depends: from MRI machines, to lasers, to GPS. The methods of science are not the methods of common sense -- in fact, relying on common sense will almost assuredly lead down a false path. This talk will include a brief history of the scientific method, its stunning successes over the centuries. It will conclude with examples of some of the strange features of both Quantum Physics and General Relativity.

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Jonathan Whitmore (Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing)

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2013

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01:12:49

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