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The Next Revolution

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

The Next Revolution

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Survey the greatest unsolved problem in theoretical physics: the search for a quantum theory of gravity. Examine string theory, loop quantum gravity, and also entropic gravity, which suggests a revolutionary link with thermodynamics. Close the course with a deepened appreciation for the connection between everyday features of gravity and the most exciting questions in contemporary physics and cosmology.

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e********m
January 13, 2019
I really enjoyed this course. A lot of the material is very complex and difficult, and as someone who is completely new to physics I was surprised at how much of it I could grasp! Some of it was admittedly a little beyond my understanding, but I think on a second watch it would click. This is difficult subject and Professor Schumacher did an excellent job breaking it down for the non-physicist!

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November 16, 2017

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