Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Theoretical Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder: Short Interview

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, History of Science, Nature of Science, Cosmology

Ed Hessler

Over at 3 Quarks Daily, S. Abbas Raza posted an interview with theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder. The video is 17m 35s.

Hossenfelder gave a  public lecture at the University of Minnesota in October 2019 which I was unable to attend. She had recently published a book that created a stir among many theoretical physicists, titled Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, released in June 2018 (Basic Books).

Almost at the outset of this interview she again clarifies what she meant but in addition she talks briefly about her current research, philosophy and science about which she knows a great deal but unlike many scientists thinks that philosophy can play an important role (not, of course, as a research guide or the last word but on how science is done, communication with general audiences and makes some fascinating comparisons between blogging and visual presentations - she does both, noting the advantages of each and their limitations and shares her views on so-called theories of everything (TOE).

I'm grateful to S. Abbas Raza for calling attention to this video which I doubt I would have ever found. 

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