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What videos should everyone watch?

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Similar to this cstheory question "What videos should everyone watch?" What conferences, workshops or lectures have recordings that researchers in theoretical physics should watch?

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asked Dec 2, 2011 in Resources and References by Joshua Herman (100 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Apr 24, 2014 by dimension10
You may want to expand the question with a bit more explanation as in the cstheory question. I've marked this CW.

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I have no doubt about:

Richard Feynman, The pleasure of finding things out.

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answered Dec 2, 2011 by JonLester (376 points) [ no revision ]
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Leonard Susskind has multiple series of lectures online on Youtube.


  • Special Relativity
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • General Theory of Relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Particle Physics
  • Quantum Entanglement
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answered Dec 4, 2011 by mtrencseni (10 points) [ no revision ]
There are additional courses from Lenny Susskind about SUSY: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/supersymmetry-grand-unification/id384233338 , string and M-theory: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=202191442DB1B300 , and topics in string theory:

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Mathematical Physics by Carl Bender:

He has a relaxed, humorous, confident lecturing style that engages the audience.

answered Apr 24, 2014 by physicsnewbie (-20 points) [ revision history ]
Yes, Carl Bender is just great :-)
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Thanks to the NSF there was once the National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films, with artistry of lecture and demonstration unparalleled by lecture videos I've seen before or since. The horn-rimmed glasses, ``flewds". It's so good


answered Jul 15, 2016 by Ryan Thorngren (1,455 points) [ no revision ]
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A very nice talk by Nima Hamed about the amplituhedron.   

answered Apr 24, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ no revision ]
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An explanation by Martin Bojowald regarding why Loop Quantum Cosmology (and therefore Loop Quantum Gravity) is a failure.  

answered Apr 24, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
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Quantum mechanics in your face by Sidney Coleman


answered Jul 15, 2016 by Tuhin Subhra (35 points) [ no revision ]
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The Perimeter Institute has a series of video lectures:


associated to the Perimeter Scholars International program, a one-year coursework master's-level program in theoretical physics. "Taught by some of the world’s top physicists, the program is designed to bring highly qualified, highly motivated graduate students to the cutting edge of theoretical physics in an intense, interactive learning environment."


answered Jul 28, 2016 by Giulio Prisco (135 points) [ no revision ]

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