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Physics

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

Guest: David Kaiser, Ph.D.

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.

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Guest: Neil deGrasse Tyson.

How did the universe begin? It's a question that plagued scientists for centuries, and one that astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explores in his recent book Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution. He joins us on Focus today to discuss the formation of the universe, as well as its galaxies, planets... and inhabitants.

Heavenly Errors: Misconceptions About the Real Nature of the Universe

Guest: Neil Comins.

One of the biggest paradoxes of modern science is that the more we discover about the natural world, the more we come to understand that our everyday perceptions of it are incorrect. Physicist Neil Comins joins Focus today to talk about his new book Heavenly Errors, in which he identifies numerous misconceptions about the universe and addresses the errors in these lines of thought.

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