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James "The Amazing" Randi in his visit to Princeton University in 2001, gives us his classic style of scientific scepticism mixed with his ability to expose the most irritating flaws in our society, and the fakers who push their tricks and gimmicks like a cheap drug. "The Amazing" Randi is the perfect mix of Science and Magic, a true conjurer of visual machinations that can fool our senses while, at the same time, explaining to us how our senses are fooled. In my opinion this is the best example of a "human mind debugger", he gets right into the machinations of analog tricks and sees how our brains mistakenly manifests them as a possible reality. Randi also teaches us that illusion and trickery may be comforting to the human mind, but truth is far much more wonderful as it shows us the ...
Dr. DeForest Soaries tells his personal story of how the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. influenced who he is and what he does today. Dr. Soaries describes the evolution from civil rights to financial freedom from the perspective of his 23 year experience as pastor of First Baptist Church in Somerset, NJ. This lecture gives background to his church's response to crass consumerism and propsperity theology.
First lecture of the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course. Course website: https://piazza.com/princeton/spring2015/btctech/home For the full experience, sign up via the link on that page. If you just want the lectures, simply subscribe to this channel. In this lecture (click the time to jump to the section): * Cryptographic hash functions 1:51 * Hash pointers and data structures 20:28 * Digital signatures 29:25 * Public keys as identities 39:04 * A simple cryptocurrency 44:39
April 23, 2014 - Building your Creative Confidence through Design Thinking: Lessons from 30 Years of Innovation at IDEO. Tim Brown and Tom Kelley of IDEO spoke at Princeton University as part of the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture Series, hosted by the Keller Center. The talk was moderated by longtime global CEO, innovator and startup coach, Derek Lidow, who currently teaches design and entrepreneurship classes at Princeton. More information: http://bit.ly/1h6XtZY
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Princeton University professor F. Duncan Haldane was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research in condensed matter physics. He spoke about his research and teaching, taught a class and was celebrated at a news conference and reception on campus. (Video by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications) Learn more: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S47/56/18M20
The fourth annual Princeton in Europe Lecture -- Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch asks 'What if Arianism had won?' The most noticeable and remarkable thing about Western Europe in what we call the Middle Ages is its cultural and religious unity, united by a common alignment with the Pope in Rome, and a common language for worship and scholarship. Western Europeans tend to take this united medieval phase of their history for granted, but it is unique in human history for a region to be so dominated by a single form of monotheistic religion and its accompanying culture for a thousand-year period. The dominance of the Church which looked to the Bishop of Rome was a freak in human experience, albeit a freak with profound consequences for the present day. With this exercise in counterfact...
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos gave the Baccalaureate address to Princeton University's Class of 2010. Bezos graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. He was introduced by Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman. Bezos spoke to the Class of 2010 about the difference between choices and gifts. Cleverness, Bezos pointed out, is a gift, while being kind to others is a choice. One's character, he suggested, is reflected not in the gifts one is endowed with at birth but rather by the choices one makes over the course of a lifetime. Full transcript here: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/52/51O99/index.xml
The Princeton Lecture is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, the Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner Speaker: Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School and Author Globalisation has brought us vast benefits including growth in incomes, education, innovation and connectivity. Professor Ian Goldin, director of the Oxford Martin School, argues that it also has the potential to destabilise our societies. In The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risks, and what to do about it, to be published in May, he and co-author Mike Mariathasan, Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna, argue that the recent financial crisis is an example of the risks that the world will face in the coming decades. The risks spread across supply...
Princeton University professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption at the individual level and in aggregate. (Video by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications) Learn more: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S44/46/47E11
Best-selling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb spoke at the Woodrow Wilson School on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Taleb's talk was part of the School's "Economic Recovery: Perils, Politics and Possibilities" thematic lecture series. http://wws.princeton.edu
21/04/2015 2015 Series of Lectures on Astrophysics and Cosmology: science of the cosmos, science in the cosmos Lecture: "The Discovery that the Universe is Expanding" Synopsis: I will describe how people hit on the idea that the universe is expanding, and the major discoveries that led from the idea to the now persuasive evidence for expansion. The evidence includes a fossil sea of thermal radiation, left from when the universe was dense, hot and expanding far more rapidly than now. This fossil radiation is marked by the early growth of the structures we see now as galaxies of stars surrounded by planets. As in other branches of natural science, the remarkable advances in understanding of the evolution of the universe has led us to new questions, the most immediate bei...