Quantum Fields: The Real Building Blocks of the Universe - with David Tong

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The Royal Institution

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5 yıl önce

According to our best theories of physics, the fundamental building blocks of matter are not particles, but continuous fluid-like substances known as 'quantum fields'. David Tong explains what we know about these fields, and how they fit into our understanding of the Universe.
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Thanks to our community, we now have Galician subtitles for this video!
Al Lander
Al Lander 9 gün önce
Ent 17 gün önce
Ent 17 gün önce
Any dialogue about spin was bs
喜屋武恒夫 Aylar önce
@Omar Taylor笑
喜屋武恒夫 Aylar önce
@Marc-Antoon De Schryver ら
rosemars8 Aylar önce
I planned to only watch the first 10 min or so but got hooked throughout the end of the talk. What a nice a clear introduction of the topic by telling and combining all small, meaningful stories together. Just one of the best lectures I can think of......!!!!!!!
Ambienfinity 9 aylar önce
I watch a lot of physics and cosmology lectures, and this is one of the best I've ever seen. David's enthusiasm and knowledge are brilliant.
Dreyn 77
Dreyn 77 4 aylar önce
I have enthusiasm. I have knowledge and brilliance too. You're not allowed to introduce yourself. Men have been so full of lies and absurdity that reasonable men have had to take up arms to deal with your absurdity and disrespect.
Ishant Ishant
Ishant Ishant 8 aylar önce
This man speaks with such an enthusiasm that he doesn't seem to be a theoretical physicist......he seems like the student whose mind is still wandering with questions and doubts on the concepts of physics ......the way he speaks is really amazing and the thing he did with the magnets in the middle of the lecture was something we all did in our childhood and he still has that energy and curiosity about something is really deeply hidden.
Ent 17 gün önce
He is explaining spin incorrectly
Hosseyn Shanbeh Zaadeh
Hosseyn Shanbeh Zaadeh Yıl önce
How I, a student of Persian literature living in Iran, was fascinated by this guy's lecture. I'm truly astonished that I actually understood most parts of this, and really, really enjoyed it. Lots of love from Iran. Thank you sir. You truly deserve Faraday's throne. ❤️
Fly Aylar önce
Random guy from karaj
SeMorgh Aylar önce
@V G The original Avesta that was stolen by "little Alex" is hidden in the basement of Vatican. this copy was written on 12000 Cowhide which had scientific and nature sections in addition to religion.
Matt Pierce
Matt Pierce Aylar önce
Is thinking of a field like thinking of an ocean? They are there. And forces interact and create phenomenon?
V G Aylar önce
The avestan and the vedic texts talked about this long long ago.
Liv Rowland
Liv Rowland 5 aylar önce
@HazzaH Faraday had a professorship at the Royal Institution. I guess he's referring to that.
Vicky Lee
Vicky Lee 8 aylar önce
I wish I got a physics teacher like Prof. Tong when I was young, he motivated me to study Physics in this one-hour lecture ! Thx Professor !
Lepi Doptera
Lepi Doptera 8 aylar önce
See you in five to eight years, then. ;-)
Owen 10 aylar önce
Probably the best lecture I've ever seen on these topics and I want to see a whole lot more from this man.
Entrepenumbra 4 aylar önce
Hmmm...how many have you seen?
Cameron T
Cameron T 10 aylar önce
Honoured to have David Tong as my lecturer this term, such a great teacher.
Cameron T
Cameron T 9 aylar önce
@iofhorus Nah im first year
Cameron T
Cameron T 9 aylar önce
@user name Same
The Powerman
The Powerman 9 aylar önce
Yeah, yeah.
user name
user name 9 aylar önce
I am doing Vector Calculus with him, his lectures are really good
iofhorus 9 aylar önce
Taking susy, huh? How was the first sheet?
Gary Skinner
Gary Skinner Yıl önce
This is one of the best things I've ever seen it's incredible, his enthusiasm, his passion, his style is incredibly infectious so much more information in such a more understandable way.
The Retro Engine
The Retro Engine 10 aylar önce
Wow I was mesmerised, such a great talk, easily digested, and his energy and passion seeped through. He lifted my spirits as well.
Brandon Hargis
Brandon Hargis 10 aylar önce
This is actually the best and most comprehensible for the laymen, explanation of physics, that I have ever seen, in 3 decades of trying to explain this to students and myself.
Samantha Carter
Samantha Carter 21 gün önce
Yes, fantastic!!!!
Uzu Lim
Uzu Lim 5 aylar önce
Love David's lecture notes immensely. He packs in a great amount of intuition, insight and precision.
Imran Sahir
Imran Sahir 9 aylar önce
This is one of those lectures that you think you'll see for first two minutes and then the two minutes stretch up to an hour with some weird space-time magic. Fabulous!
D.C. Gottardo
D.C. Gottardo 2 yıl önce
Ri please, give this man another chance to talk more about others subjects. This lecture was amazing.
Ni Del
Ni Del Aylar önce
Made me subscribe the Chanel 😃
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson 4 aylar önce
@Danny Binda odd question. this is David Tong's Royal Institute's talk "Quantum Fields: The Building Blocks of the Universe." The Royal Institute is England's ivy league place for sciencey stuff. Is my video DeepFaked? or are my comments being redirected? why? ☮️🖖🎶
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson 4 aylar önce
David Tong is a very well educated and enthusiastic speaker about Quantum Fields. Heck he works a CERN in Geneva. Please have him share more of his knowledge. ☮️🖖🎶
Cindi Hunter
Cindi Hunter 4 aylar önce
Agreed! Love this lecture! An incredible journey that he shares! What a thrill! 2️⃣➕♾️🧮♥️
Dennis Robinson
Dennis Robinson 9 aylar önce
aka, please brain wash me some more~
Gale Hawkins
Gale Hawkins 9 aylar önce
Amazing content and presentation. Now at the age of 71 and having the benefits the pandemic slow down to read books and mine resources like TRshow Quantum Mechanics is becoming somewhat understandable for me. Some of things in ancient writings are starting to make sense that I had written off ever understanding.
Alvaro Neira
Alvaro Neira 3 aylar önce
The US is out?
Anna Happen
Anna Happen 5 aylar önce
All of you in this thread should have a silver senior's quantum science club. Together, who knows? Might just advance the field. Also, people like me would love to be mentored by some rad older lady scientists! I want to be like you when I grow up! 👏
Catherine Myers
Catherine Myers 7 aylar önce
🌿🌷🌿 seventy-seven here 🌿🌷🌿 and I've delved into the spiritual and consciousness repercussions of quantum theory and they dove-tail exquisitely ! So much fun !
Mackian White
Mackian White 8 aylar önce
We're exactly on the same page...
lam dao
lam dao 9 aylar önce
71? LOL! Wonderful! I have to say that I haven’t found too many advantages to aging but there are a few. One of them is being able to learn something new and appreciate that new stuff so much more because we have a much bigger picture to place that nugget of information.
Pradeep S
Pradeep S 4 aylar önce
Your lecture is awesome. Very clear explanations, If only I had you as my physics teacher in school.
Nathaniel Harari
Nathaniel Harari 9 aylar önce
It was absolutely extraordinary watching this lecture just now, realizing that David Tennant had reprised his role in educating people as The Doctor. 😃👍 But seriously, he does look a bit like David Tennant and his lectures are fascinating. I absolutely adored it. Thank you again, RI, for putting all of these up online.
Jerry Byers
Jerry Byers 9 aylar önce
Thank you,sir! An entire semeseter in physics in one short lecture!
Vancouver Terry
Vancouver Terry Yıl önce
Ahhhhh, what a great teacher! Men like Professor Tong can lift up an age! And to have Royal Institution lectures by such brilliant individuals available free online is really the height of civilization.
KK Renken
KK Renken Aylar önce
Gary Skinner
Gary Skinner Yıl önce
Perfectly articulated, round of applause from me👏
SYZYGY Yıl önce
Hear hear!
Hikmatullah Pakhtoon
Hikmatullah Pakhtoon 10 aylar önce
Currently i am 7th semester undergraduate student, so far i had just heard of these theories names but after watching this lecture i got a bit of knowledge about them. Thanks to professor Tong and RI.
Doug Colt
Doug Colt 5 aylar önce
This was such a phenomenal lecture and so enjoyable. Usually these concepts are so abstract I can't wrap my head around them to actually enjoy thinking about them but the lecture here was just outstanding.
Wytnucls 10 aylar önce
Excellent lecture for the curious layman. I wish he would have mentioned antimatter and the baryon asymmetry problem to complete the overview of the current state of physics.
liqin chen
liqin chen 11 aylar önce
Thank you. One of the best presentations on this subject matter ever.
Nance Breen
Nance Breen 9 aylar önce
Fascinating! He makes the complex simple, and the unfathomable, a topic for discussion. Great teacher.
Justinian Metz
Justinian Metz 28 gün önce
Extremely well done, thank you Sir. Thanks for this generous contribution to the spreading of knowledge :)
Mama Wright
Mama Wright 8 aylar önce
I have just listened to this with my 8yo and our simple minds are blown. I love quantum theory but haven't had much of an opportunity to explore it to any effect. This talk was wonderful to listen. The lecturers passion was felt and easy to get caught up in. Admittedly my 8yo had to retire half way through to process but he is eager to hear the rest in the morning. I shall be looking for more talks on this by this man 😁
Jeff Lyon
Jeff Lyon 5 aylar önce
Amazing and spirited lecture on a difficult and daunting subject,and he s so right, as soon as the equations begin-the intimidation starts, whether your a student of physics or just curious and want to understand as much as possible.thanks.
Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thompson 10 aylar önce
An excellent lecture sir ! You really know your stuff .
Ariadne 11 aylar önce
What a fine lecturer! Apart from the super-interesting subject, he’s a joy to listen to, watch and follow his thinking 🤟🏼
Albena Taylor
Albena Taylor 9 aylar önce
What an absolute legend! Great lecturing style, thank you for uploading
Lazita Zen
Lazita Zen 23 gün önce
Absolutely LOVED this lecture!!!!! Thank you so much for posting
Sergey F.
Sergey F. 2 yıl önce
Absolutely brilliant lecture - exactly what I was looking for! The shine in the lector's eyes and his enthusiasm clearly shows that he adores his job and physics! Thanks for this generous contribution to the spreading of knowledge :) I can only imagine how many young minds will get excited watching this, most certainly it will influence path of some people :)
ECM Pinky
ECM Pinky 4 aylar önce
@Simon Loh no 👎
Suresh Rao
Suresh Rao Yıl önce
Brilliant Lecture👍
Simon Loh
Simon Loh Yıl önce
Can someone please recommend him for Knighthood? :)
Black Sheep
Black Sheep Yıl önce
@Roger Loquitur, it doesn't look like I'm the one "struggling with language" so much.
Black Sheep
Black Sheep Yıl önce
@Roger Loquitur , the teaching and understanding of a subject. Kind of like Tong is doing here.
T Phillips
T Phillips 5 aylar önce
David Tong has an amazing ability to describe the deep complexity of reality in such a way as to make his understanding accessible to a wide audience. What hit me at the end of his talk is how much more he must know and understand about what lies beneath all the different concepts he nearly touched on. Oh to have the chance to experience that depth of knowledge first hand!
Nzengue Mayombo Golden
Nzengue Mayombo Golden 3 aylar önce
Great talk ☺️ I love it. Thank you very much. I wanted to be a theoretical physicist when I was a kid. Now I'm NOT a theoretical physicist (lol), but an engineer in Robotics and AI. I just love science and knowledge.
Madhu Reddy
Madhu Reddy 3 aylar önce
Amazing lecture, thank you Prof. Tong!
Laurentiu Bucur
Laurentiu Bucur 4 aylar önce
Thank you for letting us to understand the subtle findings on reality according with latest theories
Stephen H. Litman
Stephen H. Litman 2 yıl önce
This is the first lecture to really turn my head around on physics. There have been many more since, but this is the one that started it all for me. So, of course, I completely recommend it. Thank you to David Tong, and to those at the Royal Institution and TRshow who make lectures like this available.
Stephen H. Litman
Stephen H. Litman Yıl önce
@Laura Golub Yes, the idea of a "new" periodic table, represented by the standard model, changed the way I think about the universe in many surprising and interesting ways. Dr. Tong summarizes this at around the 33:00 mark.
Laura Golub
Laura Golub Yıl önce
Did it help your understanding the universe? I mean, the basics of it?
Dean Mindock
Dean Mindock Yıl önce
Great exposition of current state of physics. David Tong is an inspiring force.
Венцислав Борисов
Венцислав Борисов Aylar önce
Great lecture! This time I understood 80 % of it 😁
Shaider Riz
Shaider Riz 6 aylar önce
What a wonderful presentation by Professor Dr. David Tong. Thank you for simpligying the the understand of the most complex things; The Quantum Vacuum Fluctuation. I liked it.
Dimitris Poulos
Dimitris Poulos 2 aylar önce
The best 1 hour i had on TRshow. I studied mathematics and finance but my big love is physics. That session has broaden my horizons toward my big love. It made my whole understanding of the subject solid and explained a lot of issues that I had on my mind toward it. Physics is the past the present and the future. Thank you sir
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EthanTronYT - Fortnite, Vlogs and More! 3 yıl önce
This has got to be the MOST concise explanation I have ever heard of such a convoluted subject
James Cole
James Cole 8 aylar önce
if he could have told you at the end that this feild is created by massive explosions from star activity it would have been best lecture evva
2011littleguy Yıl önce
@Excuse You? I was trying to be sarcastic. Guess I failed.
Excuse You?
Excuse You? Yıl önce
@2011littleguy that’s not a very good explanation considering people literally made up the concept of God
Tom Rhodes
Tom Rhodes 2 yıl önce
Here is a much more concise - and correct - explanation: EVERYTHING IS THOUGHT WITHIN A GREAT MIND. Some call that Mind "Nature" and some call it "God." And no amount of "particle" splitting or hair splitting will ever allow intellect to conquer this ultimate and absolute Truth. Want to know more? From the simple cure for cancer to the very Meaning of Life? "Seek and ye shall find"....
John King
John King 2 yıl önce
He admits nobody has a clue about any of it and its just maths.
I just want to like comments
I just want to like comments 6 aylar önce
ive watched many science videos as a hobby, about cosmology, physics, etc...and all the quantum talk in those videos i will now understand better because of this lecture. thank you! i wish i could like this video many many times!
Matt Graves
Matt Graves 2 aylar önce
This is one of the most incredible talks I've ever watched...and I am a software engineer...not even a low level engineer or in the domain of physics...I just find it interesting as hell.
Rez Zer
Rez Zer 5 aylar önce
The most honest clear and complete summary on the current state of theoretical physics I have seen. Bravo 👍
Karl der Hammer
Karl der Hammer 10 aylar önce
That was interesting. I do have a question: does the vacuum, and all its fluctuations, exist in the area between the nucleus of an atom and the electron cloud?
Robert Birge
Robert Birge 9 aylar önce
The simple answer is no. The wavefunctions of the electrons actually extend into the nucleus, but are zero at the center, so there is no region that is not occupied by a wave function. Hence, there is no vacuum fluctuation relevant to this region.
Gary Cummings
Gary Cummings 10 aylar önce
What an Excellent Lecture, We still have a lot more to learn about Physics and the Standard Model. Thank You Sir!
Hisham Ragheb
Hisham Ragheb 11 aylar önce
Thank you for simplifying this topic. Excellent lecture
Niv Lakhera
Niv Lakhera 11 aylar önce
Excellent talk - I love his passion ❤️
Michael Nikitins
Michael Nikitins 10 aylar önce
3 minutes in and im hooked solely because of this guys energy. He is a great speaker. I wish i had a professor like him
Anthony Tackett
Anthony Tackett 8 aylar önce
That cracks it old boy, would likely get awkward here within the first lecture and I have no such
Eric Scaillet
Eric Scaillet 9 aylar önce
You have now...
WinterFire13 18 gün önce
what a great session. first time understood some part of quantum scale things. Hope i had such teacher in college/school. i would have better person in understanding science.
Eugene Franik
Eugene Franik 10 aylar önce
Fantastic lecture-Cosmology is my hobby and this lecture answered many questions that I had
S C3141
S C3141 Aylar önce
Very well explained. I came away understanding nearly all of what he said. Often with this sort of topic I understand up to a certain point and then my understanding falls off a cliff edge.
Frederick Chavré
Frederick Chavré 13 gün önce
Thank you, Mr. Tong. I am listening to and thinking about this lecture for the third time. Your abilities to transfer your intellectual content is refreshing. I wish these ideas, structured into logical concepts, had heen available when I was out of highschool in the 70s. Freddy Chavré of Maple Valley
Pixxel Wizzard
Pixxel Wizzard Yıl önce
Probably one of the best presentations I've ever seen on such a complicated subject. David Tong is an excellent presenter, enjoyed every minute of this discourse.
Amira Lozse
Amira Lozse 10 aylar önce
very fascinating talk, easy to follow, just brilliant. Its such a joy to listen to somebody being able to wrap some extremely complex subject into rather easy words.
Bari Selem
Bari Selem 10 aylar önce
Fantastic lecture, thank you.
David Chamberlain
David Chamberlain 11 aylar önce
Wow, an amazing lecture given by an amazing man. I was totally absorbed.
Luisgui Pizaña
Luisgui Pizaña 11 aylar önce
I find this to be a fascinating topic and a spectacular lecture. I would like to see more equations though.
MathAdam, ADHD
MathAdam, ADHD 3 yıl önce
13:01 "It doesn't matter how old you are, or how many degrees in physics you have, there's something magical about this." Great science requires a childlike curiosity.
notsoseriousmoonlight 9 aylar önce
David Tabaka
David Tabaka 9 aylar önce
@Nicolao Dos Santos well then don't look at my facebook page... 😉 Weird my initials are D.T. too... huh Have you heard of my Son? The Son of David?
David Tabaka
David Tabaka 9 aylar önce
@Peter Codner Peter, Peter, Peter. Do you think I am imaginary? Or my Son is imaginary?
David Tabaka
David Tabaka 9 aylar önce
@david croly I just did
David Tabaka
David Tabaka 9 aylar önce
@Tom Rhodes No doubt Thomas. Ezekial 37:24-27 Acts 2:22-47 Psalm 2:7/John 3:16 Isaiah 22:22/Rev 3:7 Psalm 82:6/John 10:34 Psalm 110 Psalm 89 Psalm 40:7 Hi I'm David, I'm guessing you have heard of my son. 😉 Isaiah 49
Rasa Liubinaite
Rasa Liubinaite Yıl önce
Such a pleasure to watch this lecture.
Warren Loone
Warren Loone 11 aylar önce
Kudos to David for an incredible lecture. Presenting to us the Sum Total of what we humans do know about physical matter in the whole of the Universe. Wow! Perhaps the next frontier for science is the explanation of the Consciousness of Life.
Anjali Raghav
Anjali Raghav 10 aylar önce
Professor David Tong, You're making me fall in love with Physics again. :)
KutWrite 11 aylar önce
Wonderful talk! It's just what I need for the space-warping drive in my sci-fi novel!
Balashish Dubey
Balashish Dubey Yıl önce
This is by far the most simple yet information packed lecture I have seen till date. ESPECIALLY, the similarities between EM and other fields - despite being interested in this for long, the simple analogy made me understand so much more. Thank you. And please keep up the good work!
JF C 11 aylar önce
Superbe presentation , une des meilleures que j 'ai pu entendre . Merci beaucoup .
Asif Kamal
Asif Kamal 6 aylar önce
i haven't studied physics after 12 grade but still, i clearly understood what he said phenomenal work
P THOMAS 11 aylar önce
Absolutely Brilliant, thank you David.
R2BCH2 9 aylar önce
I like the animation of the quantum field. This is the absolute minimum of existence. There can be no less than the perpetual motion of "quantum foam" of spacetime which is certainly something. Nothingness cannot exist. The Universe exists because it's impossible to not exist. In one form or another. There is no creation, only transformations of something existing into something else existing. No "creator" needed.
Steven Hamerlinck
Steven Hamerlinck 9 aylar önce
He's extremely smart, very eloquent , relateable and funny in just the right way. A person I could listen to and learn from 6hrs / day (I need the rest to try and comprehend what he explained (and also because I'm defenitely not as smart...)
Carlos Costa
Carlos Costa 11 aylar önce
Many thanks to RI and especially Professor David Tong for this excellent lecture. Lots of information about "everything" explained accurately and intelligently. Bright.
Yves Guerard
Yves Guerard 11 aylar önce
Excellente présentation sur un sujet très complexe mais aussi absolument fondamental. J'avis rapproché deux aimants dans mon enfance mais l'instant où il l'a fait a illuminé comme un éclair la notion de champ et en a démontré concrètement la réalité. Je lui donne un 10 et la recommande sans réserve!💥💥💥💥💥
Ping Pong
Ping Pong 10 aylar önce
The truth IS out there and I love the fact that thanks to The Royal Institute we see chaps like this willing to share their passion to help us mortals walk toward some understanding our place in this universe. I wish TV presenters had this man's ability to present. Next time around i'm going to be smart.
Evis Vasiu
Evis Vasiu 2 yıl önce
Personally, I'm going to consider this video as the best lecture I've ever seen.
Kin Chan
Kin Chan 11 aylar önce
Always enjoy this talks ,professor Tong is a great speaker carries on the Cambridge tradition thank you
muth 9 aylar önce
Thank you, Professor Tong. Your humor enables engagement which is necessary to capture the attention of all listeners. As a lay person I was able to follow your presentation with just enough "extra weight" to exercise my brain. Question: Where do sound waves fit in to this equation? Electromagnetic waves pulsate at the same wavelength as soundwaves that we can hear. Have you considered sound for another tool in your box?
President Chay
President Chay 3 aylar önce
its truly amazing that we all have access to information like this!
JK Visions
JK Visions 9 aylar önce
This is soooo interesting. I am hooked after 4 minutes and after 10 the truth begins(as far as we know atm). Great lecture!
Jonathan Reid
Jonathan Reid 9 aylar önce
mind boggling to say the least, thank you for sharing this :)
Lynne Balzer
Lynne Balzer 11 aylar önce
A wonderful talk. This guy is an engaging speaker and is talking about my favorite scientist, Michael Faraday. Everyone should hear this.
Usman Qamar
Usman Qamar 10 aylar önce
Wonderful experience listening to this presentation!
Adam Mell
Adam Mell 5 aylar önce
Thought this was brilliant and have re-watched a couple of times now. Does anyone in the comments know any other videos on quantum field theory that are as good as this and maybe offer a little more on the subject? I've seen a few but they are often a bit vague or focus on the maths too much and not what the theory actually means (i'm in no way involved in STEM so the maths isn't much use to me - I'm happy to presume they got it right and then to know what the implications are). I've also heard no one else mentioned whether these are the fundamental building blocks of the universe and want to see what other's say on it
Tom Clark
Tom Clark 5 yıl önce
This is about as clear an explanation of the subject matter as one could hope for a non-scientist like myself. Thank you David Tong.
Richard Thieme
Richard Thieme 4 yıl önce
That's good news. Please paraphrase the lecture then for the rest of us.
J. Taylor
J. Taylor Aylar önce
Great Video!! So interesting! But how do we go from this to tangible elements?
Snow Flake
Snow Flake 11 aylar önce
Hi, can anyone recommend lectures like these on specific topics like relativity, electromagnetism? (I am talking about the depth covered in graduate schools)
I just want to like comments
I just want to like comments 6 aylar önce
forgot to add, there's one lecture Brian Greene does, about 8hours long i think, where he covers the relativity of time, space, motion etc... that's the best way my simple mind can describe it, but he covers the equations and what they mean and how they work. hope that helps lol
I just want to like comments
I just want to like comments 6 aylar önce
World Science Festival TRshow channel has some great vids...Brian Greene does most of the good lecturing there with many amazing guests
Empowered Moon
Empowered Moon 11 aylar önce
Fascinating talk. His passion comes across. I wish my Physics teacher was this riveting.
Jeanet Jensen
Jeanet Jensen 2 aylar önce
Its absolutly wunderful, all the fields and forces dancing and making all we see and are. Love it 🌎❤️🙏 thank you so much for this lecture👏🇩🇰
Erg Budster
Erg Budster 4 yıl önce
This proves what I've always believed strongly since university: that a really smart person can explain things. A smart person who really understands things can explain things. And even the things that can't be explained can be made tantalizing and invite us to learn more. Wonderful lecture. Well, as so many are on the RI channel.
Michael Deangelis
Michael Deangelis 3 yıl önce
I couldn't agree more
Collin Fraser
Collin Fraser 4 aylar önce
I rained as electronic technologist, turned , retired as business owner, so always fascinated by what I did not know. Curiosity survived, at his lecture makes me feel I am not hopeless. Extremely well done, thank you Sir ! 🇨🇦🙏🇺🇦
Toast Boi1
Toast Boi1 Yıl önce
Amazing teacher. On my second watch I noticed the guy to the right of the kids seemed to get progressively more stressed as things went on. Which is understandable to be honest
Michael Hey
Michael Hey 10 aylar önce
"The fundamental building blocks of nature are fluid like substances which a spread throughout the entire universe and ripple in strange and interesting ways." - That's exactly what Walter Russell taught one hundred years ago (except in his view, there is only one substance). Walter Russell gave a very detailed description of what causes the fluid to ripple the way that it does and how all physical phenomena (including the apparent manifestation of matter) follow from this energy dynamic. In light of current trends in physics, we ought to re-visit and re-consider his published works.
Andrew Sewell
Andrew Sewell 10 aylar önce
was this what David LaPoint was pointing out in 2014 with the primer field ?
Savage22 Bolt
Savage22 Bolt 9 aylar önce
18:22 that answered a question I've had for years! Besides that, this is probably the most interesting lesson I've ever seen on ytube!
walkingmap 5 yıl önce
Wonderful lecture and I especially enjoyed David Tong's enthusiasm giving a lecture where Faraday first presented electromagnetism.
skierpage 3 yıl önce
@John and Judy Schuh Much of this lecture is about "what is behind the quantum fields equation." The fact that it predicts results like the procession of electron in a magnetic field so accurately must mean something. The equation is an accurate but mysterious description of the behavior of the universe we're in. As he says it doesn't say anything about the origin of our universe, a speculative area where scientists come up with hypotheses such as we're living in a simulation run by a bored teenager on a PlayStation 3159, or in a multi-universe. Only some of those theories involve some conscious person "behind the equation" if that's what you meant.
John and Judy Schuh
John and Judy Schuh 3 yıl önce
When we finally see the equation we ought to ask: what is behind all that. No model means anything except we know the math, and what is its origin? It originates with “persons."
walkingmap 5 yıl önce
Raphael, here is the reply from RI minus my personal info... "The desk in the theatre now was made in 2008, and is probably the fourth or fifth used in the theatre. It’s the same size and shape as the one originally installed in 1801, though. We do have various desks that were Faraday’s himself, such as the one in the Faraday Lab in our museum." you're welcome and neither of us need worry about Newton's ghost haunting our imaginary RI lectures ... Michael Faraday's ghost, well that would be another matter. :-)
walkingmap 5 yıl önce
Raphael, I just wrote to the RI to find out ... I think it's specific to the venue, which is a damn grand history itself ... will let you know what they say.
walkingmap 5 yıl önce
Newton would have attributed quantum fields to magic or God and would have wanted to know how an alchemist could use them to turn lead into gold. Don't ya think?
Blossom Boyo Haruna Idris
Blossom Boyo Haruna Idris 11 aylar önce
Good job Sir_ kudus to your intellectual prowess, I think the fields and the articles aren't separate entities, the field emanates from characteristic of particles, bearing in mind that size of particle hold the key to true source of the fields, Albert theory of cause and effect proves the validity , thus we can extrapolate classical mathematics to quantum's from this perspective
tom trails
tom trails 8 aylar önce
I first saw this 3-4 yrs ago and it so impacted my perception of the universe I think of it regularly. & today to stumble across it again!! Thank you!
Travis James
Travis James 10 aylar önce
What a great lecture!
Mala Bhattacharya
Mala Bhattacharya 9 aylar önce
I as a layman with no physics background this lecture provided the entire picture, and made it easier for me to proceed further
Steve Parris
Steve Parris Yıl önce
Excellent! There are no particles, and the answer to unification is to modify the standard model. Props to Mr. Faraday and Empty Space
elektra zap
elektra zap 11 aylar önce
Excellent presentation. Just love it!
Mike Brant
Mike Brant 9 aylar önce
More of this lecturer, please. I would like to be smarter!
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