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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray [Video]

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Sabine Hossenfelder is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, a theoretical physicist, science writer, blogger and the author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray (Basic Books/Fischer, 2018). She has published more than 60 research articles on topics ranging from the physics of black holes to cosmology to the foundations of quantum mechanics. In the last decade, her research has centered on the question of where best to search for experimental evidence of quantum gravity. More broadly, her research examines the foundations of physics and extends to the philosophy and sociology of science. Since 2006, she has actively maintained the popular science blog, Backreaction. With support from the Foundational Questions Institute, Hossenfelder has also produced several music videos in collaboration with Timo Alho and Apostolos Vasilidis. Her recent videos include “Catching Light” on the ideas of Einstein and “Schrödinger’s Cat,” which explores the famous thought experiment of the same name.

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Truths and Consequences (2018-2019)


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Copyright 2018 Sabine Hossenfelder