The Power of Principles: Physics Revealed
A conversation with Nima Arkani-Hamed

One of the world's most respected and innovative scientists, Nima Arkani-Hamed takes us inside the world of a working theoretical physicist, sharing his frustration at some of the ways that physics is communicated to the general public while revealing how he and his colleagues hope to be steered ...


About Nima Arkani-Hamed:

Nima Arkani-Hamed is a Faculty Member in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Some Additional Resources:
Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

By Steven Weinberg

The Character of Physical Law (Messenger Lectures, 1964)

By Richard Feynman

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

By Steven Weinberg

2010 Messenger Lectures - Cornell University

By Nima Arkani-Hamed

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Video Chapters

Introduction (00:00)

Chapter 1: So, Why Haven’t You Written a Popular Book? (1:58)

Chapter 2: Are popular Science Books Doing Their Job? (10:37)

Chapter 3: What Do You Do All Day? (34:08)

Chapter 4: Against nymphs, Dryads, and Leprechauns (42:08)

Chapter 5: The Power of Principles (46:21)

Chapter 6: The Case of Faster-than-Light Neutrinos (1:08:02)

Chapter 7: The Ghost of Theorist Future (1:22:30)

Credits (1:41:09)