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Death of Stars - Walter Lewin
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/62 Physicist Walter Lewin on energy from the Sun, black holes, and supernova explosion.
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Evidence for Parallel Universes - Max Tegmark
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/1435 Physicist Max Tegmark on predictions that cannot be observed, explanation of Universe’ fine tuning, and quantum computer
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Hard Problem of Consciousness — David Chalmers
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Philosopher David Chalmers on the combination problem, dualism, and panpsychism http://serious-science.org/the-hard-problem-of-consciousness-6131
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Finite element method - Gilbert Strang
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/36 Mathematician Gilbert Strang on differential equations, history of finite elements, and problems of the method.
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Language Design - Noam Chomsky
Source - http://serious-science.org/language-design-679 What does an optimal communicational system have in common with a computational system? What are the core syntactic principles of language? Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Noam Chomsky on the core of human cognitive nature, which in its properties is similar to a snowflake.
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The Role of Mitochondria in Aging and Disease - David Sinclair
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/738 Harvard Prof. David Sinclair on alphaproteobacteria, reactive oxygen species, and why the nucleus and the mitochondrial genomes are like a married couple
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Skepticism and the Simulation Hypothesis — David Chalmers
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Philosopher David Chalmers on Rene Descartes, the Matrix, and the underlying nature of reality http://serious-science.org/skepticism-and-the-simulation-hypothesis-6189
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Peer Instruction for Active Learning - Eric Mazur
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/1136 Harvard University Prof. Eric Mazur on difficulties of beginners, teaching each other, and making sense of information
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Mathematics of Signal Processing - Gilbert Strang
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/278 MIT Prof. Gilbert Strang on the difference between cosine and wavelet functions, audio compression, and the pleasure of seeing the ideas actually used
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Genetics and Intelligence Robert Plomin
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Robert Plomin on the IQ test, genetic intellectual predispositions, and the Flynn Effect
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The Size of the Universe — Martin Rees
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Cosmologist Martin Rees on the history of astronomy, first nanoseconds of the universe and the theory of multiple Big Bangs http://serious-science.org/the_size_of_the_universe-8186
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Origin of Complexity in  the Universe - Seth Lloyd
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/50 Physicist Seth Lloyd on origin of life, the butterfly effect, and the Universe as a quantum computer.
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Quantum Mechanics and Chaos - Daniel Kleppner
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/40 MIT Prof. Daniel Kleppner on uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, the butterfly effect, and «quantum chaology»
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Superfluidity of Ultracold Matter - Wolfgang Ketterle
Source - http://serious-science.org/superfluidity-of-ultracold-matter-1246 What are the connections between superconductivity and superfluidity? What is the current state of the theory of high temperature superconductivity? John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nobel Prize winner in Physics Wolfgang Ketterle explains how fermions pair to form Bose-Einstein condensate.
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Our Mathematical Universe - Max Tegmark
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/716 MIT Prof. Max Tegmark on the Doppler effect, redshift, nuclear fusion, and what happened 13.8 billion years ago
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Quantum Communication and Heat Transfer - Seth Lloyd
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/1406 MIT Prof. Seth Lloyd on development of quantum mechanics, nanoscale interactions, and overcoming energy crisis
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Bose-Einstein Condensation - Wolfgang Ketterle
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/700 Nobel Prize winning physicist Wolfgang Ketterle on laser and evaporative cooling, the candidates for Bose-Einstein condensation, and possibility of its realizing in general
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Theory of Mind - Uta Frith
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Developmental psychologist Uta Frith on autism, social interaction, and the difference between mentalizing and empathy http://serious-science.org/theory-of-mind-7939
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Free Energy Principle — Karl Friston
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Neuroscientist Karl Friston on the Markov blanket, Bayesian model evidence, and different global brain theories http://serious-science.org/free-energy-principle-7602
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Importance of Nomads in Eurasian History - Thomas Barfield
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/1151 Boston University Prof. Thomas Barfield on Xiongnu empire, Genghis Khan, and mongolian tax policy
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Dynamic Causal Modelling - Karl Friston
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Neuroscientist Karl Friston on functional specialization of different brain areas, brain hierarchy, and the connectome http://serious-science.org/dynamic-causal-modelling-8172
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Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism - Maria Polinsky
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Mechanism design theory - Eric Maskin
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/15 Nobel Prize winning economist Eric Maskin on privatization of the radio spectrum, history of the field, and decision making mistakes.
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Language of Politics - Noam Chomsky
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/1645 MIT Prof. Noam Chomsky on two meanings of political terms, primary principle of international relations, and role of propaganda
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Understanding Economic Complexity - Cesar Hidalgo
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org/videos/289 The assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab and faculty associate at Harvard University's Center for International Development, Cesar Hidalgo on economic complexity, crystallizing the imagination and its role in prosperity of some nations
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Theorem of Human Unpredictability - Seth Lloyd
Source - http://serious-science.org/theorem-of-human-unpredictability-248 What are self-contradictory statements? Is there a computer that has the capacity for self-reference? Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT Seth Lloyd explains why no decider is able to know what decision they will make.
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Sociology of Religion – Peter Kivisto
Source – http://serious-science.org/videos/3129 Why is the attitude to religion changing with time? What it depends on with different cultures? Why is religion become a more private matter? These and other questions will be answered by Augustana College Professor of Social Thought, Peter Kivisto.
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Social neuroscience - Mahzarin Banaji
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/24 Social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji on the work of consciousness, differences in perception of the same things, and the scientific role of functional MRI.
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Free will and moral responsibility Derk Pereboom
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Philosopher Derk Pereboom on compatibilism, causal determination, and Spinoza http://serious-science.org/free-will-and-moral-responsibility-5667
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Electron Cryomicroscopy — Richard Henderson
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Molecular Biologist Richard Henderson on blobology, 2D crystals, and the resolution revolution http://serious-science.org/electron_cryomicroscopy-8423
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Meritocracy and Topocracy of Networks - Cesar Hidalgo
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/56 Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Cesar Hidalgo on meritocratic system, rock star behavior, market mechanisms, and new media.
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Behavioral Genetics Robert Plomin
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin on twin studies, genetic influence of parents on their children, and 1% of DNA that makes people different http://serious-science.org/behavioral-genetics-7975
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Essence of Gravity - Martin Rees
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Physicist Martin Rees on Isaac Newton, theory of general relativity, and black holes http://serious-science.org/the-essence-of-gravity-7772
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Introduction to MicroRNA - Anna M. Krichevsky
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/437 Harvard Prof. Anna M. Krichevsky on the process of RNA interference, tools to explore microRNA, and other non-protein coding regulatory RNA molecules
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Price Theory David D  Friedman
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Economist David Friedman on the difference between a market and a political system, price formation, and decentralized production
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Teaching Mathematics Online - Gilbert Strang
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/1465 MIT Prof. Gilbert Strang on eigenvalues of matrices, lessons with million students, and loss of personal interaction
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Artificial Consciousness — David Chalmers
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Philosopher David Chalmers on artificial intelligence in movies, consciousness of computers and moral rights of artificial intelligence systems http://serious-science.org/atificial-consciousness-6883
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Neurophilosophy and moral values - Patricia Churchland
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland on altruism, the hormone of sociality, and moral dilemmas http://serious-science.org/neurophilosophy-and-moral-values-4953
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Matter and Antimatter Symmetry - John Doyle
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/23 Physicist John Doyle on the Big Bang, time-reversal symmetry, and electric dipole moment of the electron.
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Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Topology — Jørgen Andersen
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Mathematician Jørgen Andersen on topological quantum field theory, path integrals, and quantization of moduli spaces http://serious-science.org/quantum-field-theory-and-quantum-topology%E2%80%A8-6301
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The Mathematical Structure of Our Universe - Max Tegmark
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/2600 MIT professor Max Tegmark on using mathematics to explain the Universe, and how we could develop software to map all mathematical structures
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Electromagnetically Induced Transparency - Susanne Yelin
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/818 Harvard Prof. Susanne Yelin on interaction between light and matter, optical pumping, and slow light
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Teaching Online - Walter Lewin
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/264 MIT Prof. Walter Lewin on massive open online courses, OpenCourseWare at MIT, and how it all started from "help sessions" in 1980s
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Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age - Mitchel Resnick
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/761 MIT Prof. Mitchel Resnick on ways to transform education, the Lego Mindstorms, and the idea of constructionist learning
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Essence of Quantum Computation - Seth Lloyd
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Anthropology in Afghan Studies - Thomas Barfield
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/775 Boston University Prof. Thomas Barfield on the form of anarchism in Afghanistan, "the little brother complex" in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and long-term anthropology
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DNA and Behavioral Genetics - Robert Plomin
Serious Science - http://serious-science.org Behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin on twin studies, genetic influence of parents on their children, and 1% of DNA that makes people different http://serious-science.org/behavioral-genetics-7975
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Quantum Optics - Roy Glauber
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/844 Harvard University Prof. Roy Glauber on evolution in understanding of light, quantum coherence, and development of the laser
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Global Language Network - Cesar Hidalgo
Source - http://serious-science.org/videos/428 MIT Prof. Cesar Hidalgo on multilingualism, hierarchy of the language networks, and cross-lingual research
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Double Lifespan – David Sinclair
Source – http://serious-science.org/double-lifespan-3127 How could insulin-signlalling pathways in our bodies be manipulated to make us live longer? Can centenarian studies reveal the secret of longevity? Does calorie restriction slow down aging? These and other questions are answered by Prof. David Sinclair.
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