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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