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The Portal Podcast #036: Stephon Alexander – Dark Matter, Black Matters and All That Jazz

Stephon Alexander is a first class jazz musician as well as a first rate physicist and a professor at Brown University. As the New President of the National Society of Black Physicists, Eric sits down with Stephon over a good deal of wine to discuss particles, politics, blackness and STEM, and other matters as they […]

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Eric on Into the Impossible, Ep 49: Theories of Everything, Geometric Unity & Science’s Paths, Part 1

Part 1 of Brian Keating’s fascinating interview with mathematician & economist Eric Weinstein on the INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast. Topics include Eric’s provocative new ideas on physics and science culture. Eric is a vocal critic of modern academic hierarchies and advocates for advances in scientific theory over an emphasis on experimental results. Keating’s own issues […]

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The Greatest Puzzles in the Universe – Garrett Lisi

“If you’re not a huge fan of human beings, but you really like puzzles, and you’re good at math, physics is very attractive.” – Garrett Lisi In this Portal podcast clip, Eric Weinstein discusses the importance and the beauty of theoretical physics with Garrett Lisi.

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The Intellectual Wild South — Eric on The Jolly Swagman | #78

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The Portal Podcast #015: Garrett Lisi – My Arch-nemesis, Myself

Garrett Lisi, the so called “Surf Bum with a Theory of Everything (or T.O.E.)”, is a PhD theoretical physicist who has refused to be captured by the theoretical physics community. By making shrewd investments, he has avoided holding meaningful employment for his entire adult life. Instead, he lives in Maui and travels the world chasing the […]