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Cornelia Parker Meets Carlo Rovelli - The Hidden Nature of Things

How To Academy Podcast

One of Britain's most acclaimed visual artists, Cornelia Parker's sculptures challenge our sense of what an artwork can be.Both an eminent theoretical physicist and a bestselling author, Carlo Rovelli has not only advanced humanity's understanding of its place in the cosmos but made the revelations of physics intelligible to the rest of us, in books such as The Fabric of Reality, The Order of Time, and his latest, Helgoland, This episode of the podcast brings the two together with science filmmaker David Malone for a journey into the hidden depths of reality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

13 Sep 2022

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Carlo Rovelli: intellectual free spirit, quantum physicist, bestselling author[REPEAT]

Science Friction

There is nothing this physicist with radical roots won't think about! [REPEAT]

26mins

26 Jun 2022

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Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli

The Book Pile

Helgoland is a spy thriller with lots of romance, great comedy, and hilarious, entertaining characters. You will love it as… okay, it’s actually about quantum mechanics, but if we told the truth, you would skip this episode. Plus, Kellen doesn’t think quantum physics actually changes your life, and Dave teaches physics via his favorite method – talking down to you.*TheBookPilePodcast@gmail.com*Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 50 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017. He currently tours the country www.KellenErskine.com*David Vance's videos have garnered over 1 billion views. He has written viral ads for companies like Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, and Lumē, and sketches for the comedy show Studio C. His work has received two Webby Awards, and appeared on Conan. He currently works as a writer on the sitcom Freelancers.

26mins

11 Apr 2022

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Carlo Rovelli: Quantum Weirdness!?

Into the Impossible With Brian Keating

Carlo Rovelli was born in Italy, is a US citizen and lives in France. His main activity is in theoretical physics, where he is known as one of the founders of loop quantum gravity. He has also interests in the history and philosophy of science. He has written "Quantum Gravity", a treatise on loop quantum gravity and, for the large public, "The First Scientist: Anaximander and his Legacy", which is primarily a reflection on the nature of science. The book is translated in five languages and has been awarded by the "Prix du Livre Haute Maurienne".Rovelli has worked in various Universities in Italy, the US and France. He is currently head of the quantum gravity group at the Center For Theoretical Physics of the Aix-Marseille University. He is Honorary Professor of the Normal University of Beijing, and member of the International Academy for the Philosophy of Science.In his latest book, Helgoland, he examines the enduring enigma of quantum theory. The quantum world Rovelli describes is as beautiful as it is unnerving.Helgoland is a treeless island in the North Sea where the twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg made the crucial breakthrough for the creation of quantum mechanics, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming ideas (ghost waves, distant objects that seem to be magically connected, cats that appear both dead and alive), quantum physics has led to countless discoveries and technological advancements. Today our understanding of the world is based on this theory, yet it is still profoundly mysterious.As scientists and philosophers continue to fiercely debate the meaning of the theory, Rovelli argues that its most unsettling contradictions can be explained by seeing the world as fundamentally made of relationships rather than substances. We and everything around us exist only in our interactions with one another. This bold idea suggests new directions for thinking about the structure of reality and even the nature of consciousness.Rovelli makes learning about quantum mechanics an almost psychedelic experience. Shifting our perspective once again, he takes us on a riveting journey through the universe so we can better comprehend our place in it.Please join my mailing list; just click here http://briankeating.com/mailing_list.php Please contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about sponsoring Into the Impossible.

43mins

4 Jan 2022

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Time Does Not Exist: Carlo Rovelli

Ideas

In Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli's world, time does not exist. Nor, he argues, does it in our own world. We human beings, he suggests, may be the universe's only real time machine. Rovelli has spent years writing and lecturing about time, and a whole host of complex scientific conundrums — all in an effort to share the beauty he sees in uncertainty. *This episode originally aired on April 22, 2021.

54mins

28 Dec 2021

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Ep197 - Carlo Rovelli | Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution

Talks at Google

In 1925, a young student named Werner Heisenberg retreated to an island archipelago on the north coast of Germany called Helgoland to escape a terrible bout of hay fever. On the treeless, pollen-free island, Heisenberg made crucial breakthroughs for the creation of quantum mechanics, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming ideas such as ghost waves, distant objects that seem to be magically connected, and cats that appear to be both dead and alive, quantum physics has led to countless discoveries and technological advancements. Today our understanding of the world is based on this theory, yet it is still profoundly mysterious. As scientists and philosophers continue to fiercely debate the meaning of the theory, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli argues that its most unsettling contradictions can be explained by seeing the world as fundamentally made of relationships rather than substances. We and everything around us exist only in our interactions with one another. This bold idea suggests new directions for thinking about the structure of reality, and even the nature of consciousness. Rovelli makes learning about quantum mechanics an almost psychedelic experience. Shifting our perspective once again, he takes us on a riveting journey through the universe so we can better comprehend our place in it. Moderated by Sanders Kleinfeld. Visit g.co/talksatgoogle/Helgoland to watch the video of this event.

1hr 2mins

30 Nov 2021

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On Physics: Carlo Rovelli

Who Cares Wins with Lily Cole

For this bonus episode, Lily spoke to the physicist and best selling author Carlo Rovelli, about the more fundamental questions: what is reality and how much do we understand it? In this intriguing discussion of consciousness, climate science, quantum physics and doubt, the possibilities widen ahead of us. Some of Carlo’s books relevant to this discussion:Seven Brief Lessons on PhysicsReality Is Not What It SeemsThere Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than KindnessHelgolandFor updates on Who Cares Wins, please check out our social channels:@impossible @lilycole@whocares.winsMusic featured in the episode by Cosmo Sheldrake: Wriggle and Wake Up Calls, featuring recordings of endangered birds in Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

22 Oct 2021

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Quantum Physics & Philosophy, with Carlo Rovelli

With Reason

Carlo Rovelli, the globally celebrated physicist and bestselling storyteller of science, talks to Niki Seth-Smith about the history - and sheer wonder - of quantum theory. How did a feverish young man named Werner Heisenberg, working alone on the North Sea island of Helgoland in 1925, develop a radical insight that would shake the world of physics? What’s its legacy for how we think about the nature of reality and perception itself? And how does the ‘relational’ interpretation of quantum mechanics transform the way that we might see not only the physical world, but our relationships and politics, too? A fascinating conversation about collaboration and mentorship, our attachment to truth and certainty,  and the humbling power of science.Podcast listeners can get a year's subscription to New Humanist magazine for just £13.50. Head to newhumanist.org.uk/subscribe and enter the code WITHREASON Hosts: Niki Seth-Smith and Samira Shackle Exec producer: Alice BlochSound engineer: David CracklesArtwork: Christopher Wahl (photograph), Ed Dingli (artwork)Music: DanosongsFurther reading: 'Helgoland' (2021), Carlo Rovelli 'There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness' (2020), Carlo Rovelli 'The Order of Time', (2018), Carlo Rovelli'Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity' (2016) Carlo Rovelli'Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' (2015), Carlo Rovelli'‘‘The beauty in physics is the kind of beauty that people have embodied in art’’A Q&A with Frank Wilczek (2015) by Daniel Trilling, New Humanist magazine.

41mins

5 Oct 2021

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Time, Space and Nature of Reality through the Lens of Quantum Theory with Dr Carlo Rovelli

Bridging the Gaps: A Portal for Curious Minds

What is time? Is time real or just an illusion? Time is an enigma, a mystery that never ceases to perplex us. Philosophers, poets, painters and thinkers have long debated its significance, while scientists have discovered that its structure differs from our intuitive understanding of it. Our view of time has changed dramatically throughout the years, from Boltzmann to quantum theory, and from Einstein to loop quantum gravity. In the huge cosmos, time moves at various speeds in different places, the past and future differ considerably less than we might assume, and the whole concept of the present vanishes. In this episode of Bridging the Gaps I discuss with Dr Carlo Rovelli the nature of time, the nature of space, and the fundamental nature of reality through the lens of quantum mechanics.Carlo Rovelli is professor of physics at Aix-Marseille University, where he is director of the quantum gravity group at the Center for Theoretical Physics. He is one of the founders of loop quantum gravity theory and is one of the world’s biggest experts in this field. In his books and in his presentations Rovelli says time is not what we think it is. He also says that space is not what we think it is. I open our conversation by asking him to unpack these statements for us. We then discuss the “impossibility of now”. In physics, from one moment to the next, the only concept that gives some notion of continuity is the flow of heat; it is the concept of entropy. We discuss how entropy plays an important role in this perceived continuity. Along the way we touch upon the concepts of past, present and future that we hold in our minds. Dr Rovelli’s new book, Helgoland begins with a detailed description of the development of quantum theory in 1925; we discuss the main observations and discoveries that led to the development of quantum theory. We then discuss the fundamental nature of reality by unpacking the statement in one of his books “if the backdrop of space has disappeared, time has disappeared, classic particles have disappeared, along with the class fields, so then what is the world made of?” And finally we discuss the efforts to develop models and theories to reconcile general relativity with quantum theory. We discuss how loop quantum gravity theory attempts to reconcile general relativity with quantum theory. For more in-depth Bridging the Gaps discussions with researchers and thought leaders, check out: https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/ https://soundcloud.com/bridging-the-gapsComplement this conversion with fascinating discussion with Dr Katie Mack available at: https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/2020/08/the-end-of-everything-astrophysically-speaking-with-dr-katie-mack/And then list to Dr Dan Hooper at: https://www.bridgingthegaps.ie/2020/09/at-the-edge-of-time-dr-dan-hooper/

1hr

13 Jun 2021

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Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics with Carlo Rovelli

Factually! with Adam Conover

Quantum mechanics is over a century old, yet most of us still struggle to truly understand it. This week theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is on the show to discuss his new book Helgoland and help Adam begin to truly understand how quantum physics can fit into a broader picture of reality. Check out Carlo's book at factuallypod.com/books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

2 Jun 2021

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