Gerard 't Hooft

Nobel prize winning physicist, t' Hooft is the author of Time in Powers of Ten and In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks.  He now has a website dedicated to helping young people achieve their own Nobel Prize with the help of his teaching.

Nobel prize winning physicist, t' Hooft is the author of Time in Powers of Ten and In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks.  He now has a website dedicated to helping young people achieve their own Nobel Prize with the help of his teaching.

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Embracing a radical alternative to reality

Johnjoe McFadden

Life in the quantum universe

Quantum mechanics in the natural world

Johnjoe McFadden, Alexander Franklin, Chandrima Ganguly, Steffen Gielen

The end of the universe

Can we predict the fate of the universe?

Joanna Kavenna, Raymond Tallis, Hilary Lawson, Maria Balaska

The unsayable

Can language adequately capture reality?

Catherine Heymans

Our place in the cosmos

An exploration into the night sky

Hilary Lawson, Galen Strawson, Patricia Churchland, Maria Balaska

The return of metaphysics

Should we return to grand stories about reality?

Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Asking ultimate questions

Enquiring into the nature of reality

Timothy Williamson

How philosophy occupies the everyday

An interview with Timothy Williamson

Sabine Hossenfelder

Science needs philosophy

An interview with Sabine Hossenfelder

Julian Baggini, Peter Atkins, Philip Goff, Güneş Taylor, Melanie Challenger

Life, the universe, and everything else

Has science rendered philosophy redundant?

Determinism is a superstition

An interview with James Tartaglia

Hilary Lawson, Joanna Kavenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Atkins, Güneş Taylor

Reality, fantasy and metaphor

Are scientific metaphors a real description of reality?

Michio Kaku

The quest for a final theory

Can we find a theory of everything?

Lee Smolin, Sabine Hossenfelder, Paul Davies, Phillip Ball

The universe, fixity and flux

Exploring the laws of the universe

Tim Maudlin

Untangling space and time

Framing the fundamental laws with Tim Maudlin

Iain McGilchrist

The world is not made of things

An interview with Iain McGilchrist

David Chalmers

From the matrix to the metaverse

Finding meaning in a virtual world

Peter Atkins, James Ladyman, Joanna Kavenna, Julian Baggini

The world that disappeared

Can we be sure there is a physical reality?

Anandi Hattiangadi, Sophie Grace Chappell, Julian Baggini, Simon Blackburn

A matter of facts

The value of truth in contemporary society

Danielle Sands, Angela Saini, Steve Fuller, Rupert Sheldrake, Peter Atkins

Seeing how it is

Can empirical observation lead us to the truth?

Kehinde Andrews, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, John McWhorter, L. A. Paul

Language and power

Is language capable of communicating experience?

Martin Rees

The life and philosophy of Martin Rees

An interview with Martin Rees

David Aaronovitch, Hilary Lawson, Minna Salami, Julie Bindel, Julian Baggini

Postmodernism in the dock

Are we right to abandon objective truth?

Iain McGilchrist, Rowan Williams

On the nature of reality

The limits of materialism

Hilary Lawson, Maria Balaska, Simon Blackburn, Ruth Chang

The search for certainty

Should we give up the dream of certainty?

Sarah Garfinkel, Joanna Kavenna, Mark Salter, Ian Parker

The trauma of everyday

Have mundane setbacks become catastrophic?

Hilary Lawson, Michio Kaku, Sabine Hossenfelder, Roger Penrose

The mystery of the multiverse

Should we abandon the multiverse theory?

Chandrima Ganguly

Science and the prejudice of the West

Why we need to decolonise science

Rupert Sheldrake, Paul Davies, Dallas Campbell, Katie Robertson

What the world is made of

What is the fundamental nature of reality?

John Ellis

Solving the dark matter mystery

Exploring the dark side of physics

Rufus Duits, Hilary Lawson, Barry C. Smith, Maria Balaska

Lost in language

Is analytic philosophy's fixation on language holding us back?

David Deutsch, Sara Walker, George Ellis

The edge of the universe

Is the idea of infinity nonsense or a key insight?

Hilary Lawson

The world after reality

Reality is dead

Roger Penrose

From one universe to the next

An interview with Roger Penrose

Eric Weinstein, Michael Shermer

Finding an ultimate theory of everything

Eric Weinstein and Michael Shermer in conversation

Julian Barbour, Eric J. Lerner, Claudia Maraston, Jess Wade

Cosmology and the big bust

Should we abandon the Big Bang theory?

Myriam François, Barry C. Smith, Janne Teller, Silvia Jonas

The one true story

Is philosophy the disinterested pursuit of truth?

Marika Taylor, Peter Woit, Arif Ahmed, David Malone

The code to the cosmos

Is maths the language of the universe?

Bjørn Ekeberg

Cosmology needs philosophy

An interview with Bjørn Ekeberg

Johnjoe McFadden

How Occam's Razor changed the world

The value of simplicity in a complex world

Hilary Lawson

The making of reality

An interview with Hilary Lawson

Barry C. Smith, Tim Maudlin, Marika Taylor, Harry Cliff

Science fact or science fiction?

Are some scientific theories fictional speculation?

Paul Davies

Gravitational waves: a new frontier?

Black holes, gravity and the future of cosmology

Roger Penrose, Katie Robertson

The future of cosmology with Roger Penrose

Is the universe reborn in cycles?

Hilary Lawson, Peter Woit, Becky Parker, David Malone

The theory to end all theories

Is a theory of everything possible?

Marika Taylor, Julian Baggini

Head to Head: Philosophy vs Science

Does science need philosophy?

Ellen Clarke, Güneş Taylor, Julian Baggini, Ben Burgis

The ignorance of experts

Can we rely on science for the answers?

Tim Palmer

The science of uncertainty with Tim Palmer

Uncertainty as the essence of understanding

Francesca Chadha-Day, Bjørn Ekeberg, Johnjoe McFadden, Pavel Kroupa

Beyond the Darkness

Dark Matter: A Baseless Hypothesis?

How philosophy got lost

An interview with philosopher Slavoj Žižek

Johnjoe McFadden, Bjørn Ekeberg, Rupert Sheldrake, Sabine Hossenfelder

The strangeness of the universe

A weird and wonderful world

Katie Robertson

The demons of thermodynamics

Seeing the world through the geometry of chaos

Maria Balaska, Anders Sandberg, Massimo Pigliucci, Mazviita Chirimuta

Getting everything, losing everything

The dawn of a new reality?

Joanna Kavenna, Hilary Lawson, Arif Ahmed, Ruth Kempson

A world by any other name

Can we crack our relationship to language?

Harry Cliff

The secrets of the universe

The Higgs boson, dark matter and other mysteries

Simon Blackburn

How I changed my mind about truth

An interview with philosopher Simon Blackburn

Pavel Kroupa

The dark matter myth

An interview with astrophysicist Pavel Kroupa

Bjørn Ekeberg

Beyond the big bang

How to reimagine our cosmological model

Katie Robertson, Roger Penrose, Brian Greene, Eric Weinstein, Tasneem Zehra Husain

The trouble with string theory

Is string theory doomed?

Brian Greene, Catherine Heymans, Sabine Hossenfelder, Michael Shermer, Eric Weinstein

The end of everything

Is a theory of everything just around the corner?

Tasneem Zehra Husain, Ben Burgis, Niki Seth-Smith, Paul Horwich

The best and worst of all possible worlds

Are there alternate realities to ours?

Donald Hoffman

The reality beyond spacetime

Is spacetime doomed?

Maria Balaska, Hilary Lawson, Paul Horwich, Lisa Randall

Philosophy at war

A battle at the heart of philosophy

Iain McGilchrist, Hilary Lawson

In Conversation: Iain McGilchrist and Hilary Lawson

Can we make sense of the cosmos?

Tommy J. Curry, Rupert Sheldrake, Joanna Kavenna, Suchitra Sebastian

After knowledge

The limits of knowledge

Stephon Alexander

Stephon Alexander on the Fear of a Black Universe

Sabine Hossenfelder

What are Breakthroughs in Science?

Roger Penrose

Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered?

Michio Kaku

Are There Other Dimensions?

Rebecca Goldstein

Why Is There Anything At All?

Katie Robertson, Betty Sue Flowers, Nolen Gertz, Joscha Bach

Rhetoric and reality

Why is language no guide to reality?

Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Sabine Hossenfelder, Michio Kaku, Max Tegmark, Juan Maldacena

Fantasy, faith, and physics

The hidden motivations of physicists

Bjørn Ekeberg, Sunetra Gupta, Michael Shermer, Mark Salter

Reality, models, and mayhem

Can science provide a complete account of reality?

Sabine Hossenfelder, Erik Verlinde, Priyamvada Natarajan, Bjørn Ekeberg

Gravity and the universe

The mysteries of gravity

Eric J. Lerner

The censorship of cosmology

Has science stifled debate on the Big Bang?

Paul Horwich

Explaining away truth

An interview with Paul Horwich

Michael Shermer, Rupert Sheldrake, Güneş Taylor

On the edges of knowledge

How do we assess claims to scientific knowledge?

Katie Robertson, Eric Weinstein, George Ellis, Matt O'Dowd

Down the wormhole

The myth of wormholes

Donald Hoffman, Tim Maudlin, Güneş Taylor, Lisa Randall

Dangerous data

Is unwavering trust in science a dangerous move?

Michio Kaku, Güneş Taylor, Avshalom Elitzur, Jimena Canales, Tim Maudlin

The trouble with time

Reality's challenge to physics

Suchitra Sebastian

The secrets of quantum emergence

Exploring the greatest mystery in physics

Joanna Kavenna, Slavoj Žižek

The life and philosophy of Slavoj Žižek

Celebrity philosopher reflects on his life's work

Michael Della Rocca

Why we should question everything

An interview with Michael Della Rocca

Lisa Randall

Data needs theory

Exploring the mysteries of the universe

Priyamvada Natarajan

Uncovering the secrets of the universe

How black holes change our sense of the cosmos

Dominic Walliman

Quantum computing and the future of science communication

An interview with Dominic Walliman

Niki Seth-Smith, Janne Teller, Oliver Ready, Kathleen Higgins

Dostoevsky vs Nietzsche

The fundamental threat to humanity

Hilary Lawson

Hilary Lawson on Closure

Eliane Glaser, John Ellis, Sophie Scott-Brown, David Aaronovitch

The new Renaissance

A revolution in knowing

Luke Robert Mason, Kenneth Cukier, Joanna Bryson, Noortje Marres

Dreams, delusions and data

Is Big Data just marketing hype?

Eric Weinstein

We need a scientific revolution

An interview with Eric Weinstein

Lisa Randall

Truth, beauty and other scientific misconceptions

When beautiful theories are killed by ugly facts

Suchitra Sebastian, Hilary Lawson, Philip Goff, Jack Symes

The mystery of emergence

Is complexity a cop-out?

Donald Hoffman

Perception as a fantasy

Reality as illusion

Dominic Walliman, George Ellis, Suchitra Sebastian, Denis Noble

Beauty and the meaning of life

Will beauty lead science astray?

Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose | Interview

On quantum mechanics and consciousness

Suchitra Sebastian, Dominic Walliman

The future of physics

Physics and beyond

Michael Shermer

Conspiracy and belief

An interview with Michael Shermer

Peter Woit

The fall and resurrection of 4-dimensional numbers

The elusive world of quaternions

Sabine Hossenfelder, Hilary Lawson

In conversation: Sabine Hossenfelder and Hilary Lawson

On physics' need for philosophy

Tim Maudlin, Michael Della Rocca, Kathleen Higgins, Jack Symes

Fragments and reality

Is the world really made of separate parts?