Sunday, December 7, 2008
I've been watching the Nova special The Elegant Universe lately. I'm only through the first two episodes but it has already given me more knowledge about string theory than I had before. For a quick (about an hour long) primer on the basics of the theory, check out this video from The Minnesota Channel. It's a speech by S. James Gates who thinks about things I can't even wrap my brain around. There's also an excellent argument for increased scientific funding at the end. I hope the Obama administration has good science advisors who will listen to people like Dr. Gates.