How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival

August 02, 2012

In the 1970s, severe cutbacks in physics funding drove a group of eccentric scientists to take a different approach on their field, studying quantum entanglement alongside mind reading and Eastern mysticism. Today on Focus, our guest David Kaiser will explain how their work helped pave the way for numerous other breakthroughs in quantum mechanics.

Guest: David Kaiser, Ph.D. (Department of Physics Head, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; author of How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival)

Host: David Inge.

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, January 09, 2012, 10 AM.