Theory of Everything Controversies: Livestream (YouTube Content)

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Theory of Everything Controversies: Livestream
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Host(s) Matt O'Dowd
Brian Keating
Guest(s) Eric Weinstein
Lee Smolin
Sabine Hossenfelder
Length 01:23:27
Release Date 10 August 2020
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Theory of Everything Controversies: Livestream was a livestream on PBS Spacetime hosted by Matt O'Dowd and Brian Keating, with guests Eric Weinstein, Lee Smolin, and Sabine Hossenfelder.


Existing Theories of Everything have not yet produced experimental evidence that solves the fundamental challenges facing physics. That lack of progress has opened up a sea of controversy, from disagreements about the very necessity of TOEs, to questioning the cost/benefit of mega-billion dollar particle accelerators in search of them, to the emergence of competing TOEs from physicists outside of the academic community. In this 90 minute chat we dive into the existential questions around TOEs.

Special thanks to Brian Keating, Lee Smolin, Sabine Hossenfelder, and Eric Weinstein for helping us create this great event.


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