Thursday, February 13, 2014

Podcast: Tresspassing on Einstein's Lawn



This week on The Physics Central Podcast I'm talking to science writer and author Amanda Gefter, who has written a book that wraps up cuttings edge physics in a blanket of memoir. Tresspassing on Einstein's Lawn tells the story of Gefter and her father pursuing answers to questions like "What is nothing?" and "What is the nature of ultimate reality?" Their quest took them to physics conferences (occasionally under false pretenses) and late one night, onto the lawn of Albert Einstein's former home. Listen to the podcast to hear about some of the tough physics questions Gefter tackles in the book (like the fact that your point of view creates a unique universe that exists independently of everyone else's unique universe), as well as some insight into where physics and philosophy intersect.

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