Einstein taught us that space and time are two sides of the same creature, named spacetime. In modern physics, spacetime is the stage on which (literally) everything happens. It's considered continuous and fundamental - there are no know "atoms" of spacetime, nor are there any accepted theories that explain it's emergence. It's just there.
In this salon, we'll explore several presumed precursors for the "doom" of spacetime as a fundamental concept. These include an overview of theories for emergent space, open problems in quantum gravity, and fine-tuning examples.
We'll start off with a short presentation on ...
Our society is in the early stages of collapse. Climate change is spiking, and the resulting destruction is fueling wars (e.g. Syria) and waves of refugees that are destabilizing governments. Inequality is driving popular discontent with the status quo, and it too is growing. American democracy has failed on many fronts. Nuclear war is suddenly a real possibility again.
What do all these problems have in common? The archaic separation of our global community into separate countries is at the core of all of them.
What can we do about it?
Visionary leaders have an opportunity to build a ...
Join us for the first of 12 episodes of a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone comprising under-reported events in American history.
The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone's Secret History of America. It covers "the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism."
Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a reexamination of some of the underreported ...