Leonard Susskind on Richard Feynman, the Holographic Principle, and Unanswered Questions in Physics

Leonard Susskind is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and he’s regarded as one of the fathers of string theory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Susskind

He’s written several books including:
– The Black Hole War https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316016411
– The Cosmic Landscape https://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Landscape-String-Illusion-Intelligent/dp/0316013331
– The Theoretical Minimum series https://www.amazon.com/Theoretical-Minimum-Start-Doing-Physics/dp/0465075681/

He also has over 100 lectures on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQrxduI9Pds1fm91Dmn8x1lo-O_kpZGk8

The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon https://twitter.com/craigcannon



0:00 – Being perceived as an outsider physicist

4:00 – The perils of becoming too mainstream

5:45 – Where his ideas come from

7:00 – Claudio asks – Do you think the graviton can be experimentally found?

9:45 – The origins of String Theory

15:15 – Why should there be a grand unified theory?

16:30 – Quantum mechanics and gravity

19:50 – Large unanswered questions in physics

27:30 – Holographic principle

38:00 – Simulation hypothesis

40:15 – Richard Feynman on philosophy

42:00 – Feynman and the bomb

46:00 – Improving the world by discovering what the world is

49:00 – ER and EPR – Black holes and entanglement

56:00 – Noah Hammer asks – Could quantum teleportation be used in the future as a means of intergalactic communication?

58:00 – rokkodigi asks – How do you think quantum theory will shape technology in the future?

1:01:30 – Why teach physics for the public?

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