'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, including "The Physics of Star Trek."

Introduction to Astrophysics - YALE COURSE

Course Description :
This course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years. The course explores not just what is known, but what is currently not known, and how astronomers are going about trying to find out.

1. Introduction to Astrophysics
2. Planetary Orbits
3. Our Solar System and the Pluto Problem
4. Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters
5. Planetary Transits
6.Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods
7. Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
8. Introduction to Black Holes
9. Special and General Relativity
10. Tests of Relativity
11. Special and General Relativity (cont.)
12. Stellar Mass Black Holes
13. Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont.)
14. Pulsars
15. Supermassive Black Holes
16. Hubbles Law and the Big Bang
17. Hubbles Law and the Big Bang (cont.)
18. Hubbles Law and the Big Bang (cont.)
19. Omega and the End of the Universe
20. Dark Matter
21. Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe and the Big Rip
22. Supernovae
23. Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background
24. The Multiverse and Theories of Everything

Cosmic Quandaries with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

An out of this world event, Cosmic Quandaries, held at The Palladium in St. Petersburg.

'Why Evolution Is True' by Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne explains 'Why Evolution is True' (also the title of his excellent new book) at the Atheist Alliance International 2009 conference, sponsored by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

First Things in the Universe - SETI Institute Lecture

Tom Abel of Stanford University discusses how supercomputer simulations allow us to visually show the origin of the first stars, their ultimate demise and the impact on their future, which is our past.

Einstein for the Masses

Prof. Ramamurti Shankar, J.R. Huffman Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, gives an introduction to Einstein's Theory for a lay audience. The only preparation needed is an open mind.

Prof. Shankar presented this lecture at the Association of Yale Alumni Reunion Weekend on May 29, 2010.

Carl Jung - Matter of Heart

Matter of Heart. Documentary about the life and work of Carl Gustav Jung


This film is one of a three-part series of films produced by PBS, on the life and work of the psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung.
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How to Make Better Decisions

We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice.
And that’s assuming that we haven’t already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!
Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our choices can be confounded by temperature, warped by post-rationalisation and even manipulated by the future, Horizon presents a guide to better decision making, and introduces you to Mathematician Garth Sundem, who is convinced that conclusions can best be reached using simple maths and a pencil!

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Exploring Einstein - Life of a Genius

This is the extraordinary story of how Albert Einstein spent the last years of his life. Battling to destroy the consequences of his own work. It was a quest that would end in his failure and isolation. The dramatic sections in this film are interpretations of Albert Einsteins final hours.