• New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

  • Father of String Theory Muses on the Megaverse: Leonard Susskind

    In his new book, The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design, physicist and "Father of String Theory" Leonard Susskind aims to debunk what he calls the narrow 20th century view of a unique universe. In this interview, Susskind describes a "megaverse" that is the result of a vast range of mathematical possibilities.
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