Cutting-Edge Physics on iTunes

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.

Feeds: You can down­load the course on iTunes here or access the RSS feed here.

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  • themadcanudist says:

    Can any­one get the down­loads to work?

  • jerald brodkey says:

    I have the 30 gig video Ipod and just down­loaded the sev­en Susskind lec­tures into my Mac Itunes. I was able to trans­fer the first lec­ture to the Ipod and watch it which was great. The oth­er 6 lec­tures won’t trans­fer to the Ipod say­ing that they can’t be played on my Ipod. I think the tech­nol­o­gy should be ironed out before you all announce what a won­der­ful prod­uct you have pro­vid­ed.

  • Bobby Hamilton says:

    It would be acces­si­ble to a greater audi­ence there were options to down­load in an avi or mpg for­mat

  • hyphenate says:

    Can’t down­load. Any­one know anoth­er source for it?

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