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?