This is hot off the press, so to speak. Today, Stanford posted a new podcast of a course called Modern Theoretical Physics: Quantum Entanglement. It’s intriguing on several different levels. First, it’s in video. Second, the course is presented by Leonard Susskind, who is generally considered the father of string theory, a controversial innovation in physics that squares quantum theory with relativity and explains the nature of all matter and forces. Now, when Susskind gets into quantum entanglement, he is surely getting into some heady, cutting-edge stuff. But the good thing — and now for my third point — is that he has presented this course through Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program (where I work, just to put my cards on the table), and it was geared toward the general public. And, to boot, it was the most popular course in the program. You can find a slightly more involved course description here.The podcast will be rolled out in weekly installments, and the first is available starting today. Since this is a video podcast, you should be able to watch it on your Ipod’s video screen if you have one of the latest models. Or you could always just watch it on your computer screen, within iTunes itself.