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What Physics Tells Us About the World

What Physics Tells Us About the World
Reported by
Jennifer Costley

Posted May 18, 2020

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


With his newly released book The World According to Physics as a point of reference, Jim Al-Khalili offers an illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world. Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, he invites us to reflect on what this crucially important science can tell us about the universe and the nature of reality itself. Educational and enlightening, this talk illustrates why physics is indispensable to understanding the world around us and invites us all to share in the profound adventure of seeking truth.

In This eBriefing, You’ll Learn:

  • How the three pillars of modern physics ― quantum theory, relativity, and thermodynamics ― must come together if we are ever to have a full understanding of reality >
  • Relatable examples and thought-provoking analogies that elucidate the speculative frontiers of the field, and the physics that underpin our everyday experiences and technologies >
What Physics Tells Us About the World