Emergence of the universe | Peter Atkins | Reason with Science | Multiverse | Physics
This episode is with Peter Atkins. He is a chemist and a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford. Peter is a prolific writer of popular chemistry textbooks, including Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Molecular Quantum Mechanics.
Here we talk about what are the laws of nature?, fundamental constants, emergence in the universe, strong and weak emergence, multiverse and a theory of everything.
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00:00:56 What is emergence?
00:02:30 what is the relation between emergence, Complexity and self-organisation?
00:12:42 How the universe originated?
00:31:00 understanding nothing and multiverse
00:32:07 How time emerges?
00:34:09 is nothing still evolving?
00:41:32 Evolution of humanity through time
00:51:05 what does it mean to be human?
00:52:48 how do we discover laws of nature?
00:58:32 outlaws and inlaws.
01:01:55 A grand unified theory in science
01:06:08 are fundamental constants fundamental?
01:17:11 predicting chemistry from physics
01:22:05 Increasing importance of predictions
01:26:05 what are the major questions for science of emergence?
01:29:15 can we create 'absolutely nothing' in the lab?
01:30:14 how much can we account for abstract properties?
01:34:30 future work
01:36:42 Thank you
More talks by Peter:
1) origin of the laws of nature (https://youtu.be/p9Zmzcl85Ds)
2) where do the laws of nature come from (https://youtu.be/0_ckzZWDth8)
3) why emergence is significant (https://youtu.be/rAeEozekhu4)
Music by: Ahmed Hassan ( )
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